FIRE DEPARTMENT

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…

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…