June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Good help is hard to find. But when the help is there, it’s even harder to keep around. Just ask the Dickinson Fire Department. Dickinson has been growing quickly over the last four years due to an oil boom on this side of the state, but that growth has not translated into more volunteers for the city’s fire department. Continue Reading
January 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
LEAD (AP) Volunteer firefighters in the Black Hills city of Lead have moved into their new $2.8 million fire hall.
October 25, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle
Silver Bay Fire Chief John Fredrickson and two dozen members of his department were out on an important call the other night, with the Finland and Two Harbors providing mutual aid coverage. But nothing was burning. Continue Reading
October 9, 2012 in The Osakis Review
The Osakis Fire Department Relief Association will convert to a state-wide plan tailored for smaller departments as of January 1, 2013, following a vote of the Osakis City Council at its Monday, October 1 regular meeting.
Lenny Boogaard reported to the council that the members of the Osakis Fire Relief Assn. had voted to join the plan, which is administered by PERA (Public Employees Retirement Assn.). Continue Reading
October 2, 2012 in The Osakis Review
Fire Prevention Week in Osakis, October 7-13, will kick off on Sunday, October 7 with an open house at the Osakis Fire Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.
Travis Middendorf, Fire Prevention Week coordinator this year, said the department will showcase the new live kitchen fire simulator to demonstrate fire safety. There are only two simulators in Minnesota. Continue Reading
September 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic
GROTON (AP) The Bath Fire Department is now a satellite station of the Groton Area Fire Protection and Rescue District. Continue Reading
June 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
The Gladstone Fire Department put out two field fires about 10 miles south of Gladstone on Wednesday, Fire Chief Joe Wanner said. Continue Reading
March 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK The state will give strained emergency services in western North Dakota a $12 million boost $5 million more than initially planned plus $5 million for fast-growing Oil Patch schools. Continue Reading
March 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) A Rapid City committee is recommending that officials approve $1.4 million in city funds to buy 4.5 acres of downtown property for a new fire station and administration building. Continue Reading
February 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK State officials gave preliminary approval Thursday to set aside $7 million to help fire departments, ambulances and other emergency services feeling the strain of the oil boom.