FIRE DEPARTMENT

Person found dead during Grand Forks apartment fire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A person is dead following an apartment fire in Grand Forks. Police, fire crews and paramedics were sent to 21 South 4th Street around 4:15 Saturday morning. When they arrived, they saw smoke coming from the building. Police say firefighters found a person dead inside an apartment. Authorities say their identity is unknown. Crews were…

A scrumptious deal: Eat at a Fargo Culver’s & raise money for homeless children

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – If you like Culver’s, Starbucks and helping others, two fundraisers are perfect for you. Until 8:00 Wednesday night, 20 percent of sales at both Fargo Culver’s will go to The Golden Drive. The giving also happened during the lunch rush. From Mar. 1 through the 21st if you donate five food items to Golden Drive at…

How to keep safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With the colder months here and more people heating their houses after months of not using a furnace, it is crucial to have a carbon monoxide detector for the safety of everyone. When examining your detector, make sure you have fresh batteries and test the system to make sure it’s operational. The detectors typically run…

Plans for new West Fargo Fire Dept. HQ shared with City Commission

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Plans for the new West Fargo Fire Department headquarters are coming together. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller announced the finalized planning process of the project. The fire department selected the building’s design firm, Construction Management Company, and have been moving forward with the design process. They hope the new headquarters will Improve response times…

West Fargo Fire Dept. using Light The Night to honor fallen firefighters

West Fargo Fire Department is inviting the community to join in a week-long celebration to honor fallen firefighters.

WEST FARGO, ND (KVRR) – The West Fargo Fire Department is inviting the community to join in a week-long celebration to honor fallen firefighters. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s “Light the Night” will be held September 26th through October 3rd. Fire department stations across the country will turn on red lights to recognize firefighters who have fallen in the line of…

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…

Fargo firefighters on the scene of 3 alarm apartment fire

prairiewood2 prairiewood1 FARGO, ND — Fargo Fire crews are at a working apartment building fire at 137C Prairiewood Dr. The fire is mostly contained at this time. Crews are battling the three-alarm building fire on the Fargo’s south side. Firefighters responded to the call shortly before 5 o’clock Thursday morning. At least one roadway in the area is blocked off…

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…