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Local Man Honored with F-M Ambulance Citizens Lifesaving Award

Joe Kraft Earned the Honor after helping to save his wife's life

FARGO, N.D. — The morning of February 7th, 2019 started just like any other for Joe and Renae Kraft. That is, until the unexpected occurred. “We got up in the morning. She was feeding the little dog and I was feeding the big dog and she just fell over backwards,” Joe Kraft said. Renae had a heart attack. It was…

FM Ambulance Holds “Save a Life Saturday” at West Acres

Paramedics taught people proper techniques when performing CPR

FARGO, N.D. — People not only did their Saturday shopping at West Acres, but some also learned how to save a life. FM Ambulance hosted their “Save a Life Saturday” at the mall, giving people a chance to learn CPR. Paramedics, firefighters, and police officers showed people how to properly perform chest compressions if someone is under cardiac arrest. Some medical…

F-M Ambulance to Host 5th Annual Save a Life Saturday at West Acres

First responders will be teaching songs to sing while performing CPR like "Staying Alive" and "Baby Shark"

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo-Moorhead first responders are gearing up for another year of teaching people how to save lives with the 5th annual Save a Life Saturday. F-M Ambulance is hosting the event to offer a refresher on CPR for free near Macy’s at the West Acres Mall. First responders will be teaching songs to sing while performing CPR like…

F-M Ambulance Honors Man for Quick Thinking Saving Moorhead Man With CPR

Riley Rude saved John Collins' life in Moorhead after he had a heart attack

FARGO, N.D. — Only seven to 10 percent of people survive getting a heart attack. But F-M Ambulance EMT’s say it’s people like Riley Rude who can change that statistic and it’s why they honored him with an award. Three months ago, Rude noticed John Collins had collapsed outside his Moorhead home. He performed CPR on Collins until emergency responders arrived,…

8-year-old Girl and Neighbor Save Mother’s Life After Heart Attack

They were presented with awareds from FM Ambulance and Fargo Fire Department

FARGO, N.D. — An 8–year–old girl and her neighbor are honored for saving her mom’s life after a heart attack. On Nov. 25,  8–year–old Sloan Stoltz  showed up to her neighbor Mark Donarski’s house looking distraught. “She was trembling, shaking, and she was holding a phone and said, ‘Mark, can you come help Mom. I can’t wake her up.’ I…

Beltrami County Jail Inmate’s Death Under Investigation

Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive on Sunday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A 27-year-old man from Apple Valley, Minnesota died Sunday while in custody at the Beltrami County Jail. According to the sheriff’s office, Hardel Sherrell collapsed and became unresponsive while in the presence of a corrections officer and a medical technician. They attempted CPR and using an AED on Sherrell which were unsuccessful and he died at the…

Five People Receive Lifesaving Awards From F-M Ambulance

They stressed the importance of knowing CPR

FARGO, N.D. — Five citizens are considered heroes after they saved a woman’s life. They received lifesaving awards from F–M Ambulance. Kay Zirnhelt was shopping at Target one day when she suddenly collapsed. “I wanted to look a new bubbly water because I heard they had little sayings on the lids. I reached up to look at it and got dizzy…

Family Wellness Members, Staff Team Up Save a Life

The group was honored by FM Ambulance in Tuesday's Lifesaving Awards ceremony

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people generally come through the doors of the Family Wellness Center to work out and stay healthy. But on December 27, some members noticed something unusual. It was at the Family Wellness Center in Fargo that John Bonicelli fell into sudden cardiac arrest, but luckily for John, several members and staff jumped into action. While working…

Bystanders Flip Car to Save Woman, Three Children in Crash Near Minot

One of the bystanders performed CPR on one of the children until help arrived

  MINOT, ND — A woman and three children were rescued after their SUV overturned in a slough south of Minot. The crash happened Sunday afternoon near Max. The highway patrol says 22-year-old Ashley Colby of Bismarck was pulling a car when she lost control, drove into the slough and overturned. Six bystanders stopped and were able to flip the…