FIRE DEPARTMENT

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…

Fire Departments Across Minnesota Take Part In Homemade Mask Drive

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public settings while still maintaining physical distancing guidelines

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More than 700 fire departments across the state of Minnesota took part in an initiative that wants to supply workers and people living in congregated facilities with masks. “Governor Walz set an initiative about two weeks ago that today, the 25th, fire departments across the state of Minnesota will be collecting masks. Homemade masks, donated masks, whatever…

Grand Forks firefighters rescue dog from storm drain

Courtesy: Grand Forks Fire DepartmentGRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – Kenai is one lucky dog. The springer spaniel was rescued from a storm sewer Sunday morning by Grand Forks firefighters. The owner called for help after the dog disappeared into a storm drain grate and couldn’t get out. Firefighters found a manhole cover and were able to climb down to the…

Crews contain chemical spill at West Fargo business

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Crews respond after 250 gallons of calcium chloride leaked at a West Fargo business. They arrived at XPO Logistics trucking company on the 1700 block of 2nd Avenue Northwest around 2:00 Wednesday morning. The West Fargo Fire Department says the chemical came from a semi trailer in the parking lot of a warehouse. Calcium chloride is…

Fargo Fire Received 3x Volume of Calls, Metro Area Cleans Up After Storm

There were 95 calls Monday from 6 to 10 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of streets throughout the metro are still scattered with debris and tree branches. Monday was a busy evening for the Fargo Fire Department. They say they had three times the volume of calls they normally have during the storm. That’s 95 calls from 6 to 10 p.m. “It compounds. They were coming in faster than we…

Firefighters Remind People to Use Fireworks Safely

In West Fargo, they can only be used within a certain time frame

WEST FARGO, N.D. –West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone about the rules for using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. In West Fargo, they can be used legally from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Independence Day only. You must be at least 12 years old to light them off. Also make sure fireworks are completely extinguished when…

Fargo City Commission Approves Raises For Police and Fire

It found officers and firefighters are underpaid in the marketplace.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – The Fargo City Commission has approved salary raises for most police officers and firefighters. A detailed public safety compensation study that’s taken months, conducted by a budget team, compared pay with 28 other cities of similar size, both locally and regionally. It found officers and firefighters are underpaid in the marketplace. Police Chief Dave Todd told…