FIRE DEPARTMENT

First responders train for airport disaster during simulation

The training exercise is conducted every three years to meet FAA requirement.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — First responders test their skills with hands-on airport disaster rescue simulation training. “We’re having an exercise that’s simulating an airplane crash at the airport. We’ve got a total of 60 victims on the airplane,” Hector International Airport Fire Chief David Bush said. To help those actors playing victims, a total of 15 first responder agencies throughout…

Crews Put Out Detached Garage Fire in Mapleton

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – Smoke fills the air of Mapleton after a fire breaks out at a house. Fire crews from West Fargo and Mapleton were called Monday afternoon to the 500 block of Second Street for a structure fire. The only damage was to the detached garage where the fire started and some nearby grass. “I’m very proud of…

Grand Forks Firefighters to fill the boot for Muscular Dystrophy Association donations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks Fire Department will raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a socially distant way during their Fill The Boot campaign. It begins Wednesday, October 28th at the intersection of 40th Avenue and 20th Street South and will go from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Firefighters will also accept donations at Fourth Avenue South…

West Fargo Fire Department’s hosts Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires can be prevented by taking simple, safety steps while cooking

WEST FARGO, N.D. – It’s Fire Prevention Week, and this year the West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone of safety tips to keep you from having a house fire. The department is focusing on serving up safety in the kitchen. Almost 44 percent of reported home fires start there. Normally, the firefighters are out in the community spreading awareness…

Meeting Mika: The West Fargo Arson Dog

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Mika is the newest member of the West Fargo Fire family. “We were looking to see what we could do to benefit the quality of life in our community,” said Chief Dan Fuller of the West Fargo Fire Department. She’s trained to dig and sniff through the rubble and debris and determine if a fire was…

Frazee Girl To Hold Fundraiser To Support Cancer Foundation

She will be collecting "pit-stop" donations for a foundation called "Stand By Me"

FRAZEE, Minn. — Soon to be 13-year-old Sophia Strand of Frazee, Minnesota is making changes to her “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser due to COVID-19. She will be collecting “pit-stop” donations for a foundation called “Stand By Me” started by Thad and Kristin Helmers of Frazee. It helps families with children battling cancer to pay their bills. “They help families with…

Fargo Fire Dept. Honors New Firefighter Graduates

The ceremony was limited to immediate family.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department honors it’s newest class of firefighters. Logan McConnell, Rick Winter, Chris Harig, Todd Hanson, Ross Jones and West Fargo Firefighter Nick Wavra were all in attendance for their graduation at city hall. After eight weeks of intense training and education they are ready to suit up. The ceremony was limited to immediate family….

Vergas Community Comes Together For Parade Of Hope

The parade is meant to bring smiles to people's faces sending a message that we are all in this together.

VERGAS, Minn. — At the Parade Of Hope people across the community are coming together in the wake of multiple weeks of shutdown due to the Coronavirus. The parade is meant to bring smiles to people’s faces sending a message that we are all in this together. “Ya know being cooped up in your house not being able to go…