Grand Forks Fire Station Closes after Positive COVID-19 Case

Stations 1 and 3 will cover Station 5's service area.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Fire Station 5 is temporarily closed after a firefighter tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The infected firefighter last worked on April 30 and had close contact with two other firefighters who are now self-quarantining for 14 days. It is currently unknown how the firefighter acquired the virus. Station 5, which is located at 1002 47th…

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

Neighbor Rescues Sleeping Woman And Two Kids From Apartment With Stove Fire

Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the apartment

FARGO, ND — A man jumps into action when he smells smoke coming from a neighboring apartment. The man broke in and found a woman and two children sleeping on a couch in an apartment in the 500 block of Oak Street North in Fargo. It happened around 2:30 this afternoon. He grabbed the kids and brought them outside, woke the…

Fargo Fire Department Holds Graduation Ceremony for 497th Firefighter

Brent Bachmeier spent the last four years at the Cavalier Air Force station

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department welcomes Brent Bachmeier, its 497th firefighter, with a graduation ceremony. “I’m ecstatic, I’m incredibly happy that I finally made it. I wanted a job I could feel proud of, a job that I could help a lot of people. I grew up in Fargo, so I wanted to help the community I grew up…

One Moorhead Teen Doesn’t Let Epilepsy Stop Her From Living Her Dream

But Emma is taking off her usual protection and putting on a look fit for a fighter

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Things haven’t always come easy to 14–year–old Emma Pederson, but one thing always has…a smile, ear to ear. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen met Emma a few weeks ago and knew her story needed to be told. Now she shows us how her dream has finally become a reality. The roar of the engine and heavy gear has always…

Local Firefighters Participate in Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Firefighters wear their gear, which weighs between 50 and 60 pounds, while climbing 110 flights of stairs

FARGO–Firefighters from Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and a half dozen surrounding areas are honoring the fallen 9/11 firefighters by climbing 110 flights of stairs. “It’s been 17 years since it happened now and it’s not fresh in everyone’s mind and this just kind of helps everybody remember what happened that day,” West Fargo firefighter and event organizer Zach Banister said….

Moorhead Fire Department is Looking to Hire New Firefighter

Applicants should have at least a high school diploma and basic firefighter training

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you love helping people and serving the community, the Moorhead Fire Department may have the perfect opportunity for you. “There’s a lot of adrenaline, thinking about what’s the best route to get there, is there construction, is there other factors that inhibit our ability to respond,” Mark Olson, a firefighter, said. Those are things he thinks about…

Fargo Firefighter Named State Fire Marshal

Doug Nelson Will Replace Jeff Huber Who Resigned Last April

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has a new State Fire Marshal and he’s from Fargo. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Doug Nelson to replace Jeff Huber who resigned last April. Nelson has been a firefighter since 2002 and has most recently served as a fire inspector and investigator with the Fargo Fire Department. He was recommended by a committee…

Space Heater to Blame for Grand Forks Garage Fire

The Grand Forks Fire Department releases the cause of multiple garages on fire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Grand Forks Fire Department says a space heater is to blame for the blaze that damaged multiple garages and injured one firefighter. Fire crews responded to a garage fire at an apartment complex at 1133 Landeco Lane on Monday. It happened in garage #5. The investigation found that a space heater being used was placed…

Firefighter Hurt While Fighting Garage Fire in Grand Forks

Fire crews responded to a garage fire at an apartment complex at 1133 Landeco Lane

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One firefighter is hurt after a garage fire in Grand Forks. Fire crews responded to a garage fire at an apartment complex at 1133 Landeco Lane. When they got to the scene, one of the middle garages in a line of 10 was fully engulfed in flames. It took crews about 10 minutes to get…