FIRE DEPARTMENT

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…

Man Hospitalized After West Fargo Apartment Fire

First responders rescued a 40-year-old man from his first-floor apartment at 1031 1st Street East

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Fire and police crews are investigating an early morning apartment fire in West Fargo. Firefighters were paged at 5:30 Thursday morning for a structure fire at 1031 1st Street East in West Fargo. Police made it to the scene first and rescued a 40–year–old man a few feet from the door of his first–floor apartment. Nearly 15…

Fire Departments Remind Residents to Shovel Out Fire Hydrants

The fire department says you should shovel out a 3–foot perimeter around your hydrant

FARGO, N.D. — Fire departments want to remind you to shovel out the snow around your nearest fire hydrant. If your fire hydrants are buried under snow, firefighters say there could be a serious delay in getting a fire put out. The Fargo Fire Department shared a video from Oshkosh, Wisconsin that shows how much time and effort it takes…

8-year-old Girl and Neighbor Save Mother’s Life After Heart Attack

They were presented with awareds from FM Ambulance and Fargo Fire Department

FARGO, N.D. — An 8–year–old girl and her neighbor are honored for saving her mom’s life after a heart attack. On Nov. 25,  8–year–old Sloan Stoltz  showed up to her neighbor Mark Donarski’s house looking distraught. “She was trembling, shaking, and she was holding a phone and said, ‘Mark, can you come help Mom. I can’t wake her up.’ I…

West Fargo Police Host 26th Annual “Guns vs. Hoses” Charity Softball Game

Former Viking Carl Lee was the celebrity on hand helping with the event.

FARGO, N.D. — The police association of West Fargo hosted its 26th annual ‘Guns vs. Hoses’ Charity Softball game in Saturday evening. This major event pitted the West Fargo police department against the fire department in a softball game to help raise money for numerous youth programs in the area. The event also helps raise money for better training and equipment…