Vitalant in Urgent Need of Blood Donors After Cold Stretch, KFGO Hosts Blood Drive

Subzero temperatures caused multiple centers to close

FARGO, N.D. — After brutal temperatures set back blood donations, it is urgent that Vitalant get more donors through their front doors. Centers in Fargo and Minot, North Dakota and Aberdeen and Mitchell, South Dakota were closed and blood drives were called off earlier this week because of subzero temperatures. KFGO stepped in and hosted an emergency blood drive. Their goal…

Emergency Responders Approach Subzero Temperatures Differently

Some groups go out on scene, while others handle situations remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Whenever they go out on a call, paramedics with F–M Ambulance make sure that their paramedics and those they are helping are covered up from the cold. However, the extra time devoted to safety, along with the colder temperatures, are slowing down some response times. “Since it is so cold, it takes a bit longer to do calls…

F-M Ambulance Expands Its Reach, Establishes New Post in Glyndon

The new post will help lessen response times in the outer parts of Clay County

GLYNDON, Minn. — For many years, F–M Ambulance has had a partnership with several smaller fire departments in Clay County, including the all–volunteer force in Glyndon. “We usually get there ahead of F–M Ambulance and provide initial care and medical treatment. At that point, we just wait for F–M to get there and once they arrive, they actually do the transport…

West Fargo To Stop Sounding Sirens At Noon

While Weekday Sirens Will End, Monthly Tests Will Continue

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The weekday noon siren sound in West Fargo is about to come to an end. Beginning Monday, West Fargo will no longer sound the warning siren at noon each weekday. The daily siren has been found to dilute the effectiveness of the warning system. The last day of the daily noon whistle will be on Friday….