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Dickinson Fire Dept. to host oilfield emergencies class

September 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The oil industry presented a conundrum for local fire departments when it moved back to western North Dakota. Continue Reading

Rural Fire Department needs place for equipment

June 27, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Rural Fire Department is looking for somewhere to put its equipment, including nine fire trucks, while sanitary sewer project construction blocks the firehouse. Continue Reading

Minto fire department gets FEMA grant

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minto Rural Fire Protection District has received a $63,650 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Continue Reading

Fire department has rules to keep city fire-free

March 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

When the Fire Danger Index is high, very high or under an extreme/red flag warning, the use of patio fire places and fire pits is prohibited in Dickinson, according to the Dickinson Fire Department. Continue Reading

Fire departments around country hurt by decline in volunteers

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Recruitment is a problem for some departments, but a more common complaint is that it’s hard to keep people once they’ve joined, according to some fire chiefs for volunteer departments in some Twin Cities suburbs. Continue Reading

Fire departments to share big grant

February 10, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Fire departments in Douglas County received a big boost this week $678,240 that will help them communicate with dispatchers while responding to fires. Continue Reading

Life-saving air for pets

November 10, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

GF woman donates pet oxygen masks to local fire departments
In October 2005, Janet Kokron’s family lost two dogs and two rabbits in a fire at their Grand Forks home. But luckily, firefighters were able to rescue their cat. “Our cat was brought out, and they were actually giving him oxygen with a pediatric oxygen mask.”
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Quick action keeps fire from cornfield

October 14, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

The spark created when a hammer from a stalk chopper hit a rock ignited dry field debris in Elk Township north of Worthington Thursday afternoon, requiring Brewster and Worthington fire departments to respond to the mutual aid call. Continue Reading