Firefighters

West Fargo firefighters train for grain bin rescues

"Farmers are in their bins all the time so training like this; we need to take advantage of this as much as we can."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Fire department shows us one of the many things they train on when they’re not fighting fires. “We like to get indoor training like this for the winter times, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the cold weather, stay inside, but farming accidents like grain bin extrication can occur…

Early Morning Fire Destroys House in Moorhead

There was one person home at the time of the fire, fortunately they were able to make it out safely.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A fire early this morning has destroyed a home in Moorhead. Fire crews were dispatched to the home on 1314 11 street South around 4 am. Once firefighters arrived on scene they had little time to put out the flames as they noticed it was coming from the basement of the structure. Fire crews were able to…

Electrical fire destroys Richland Co. Highway Dept. building & several service vehicles

Due to fire, county roads could see delay in road maintenance

HANKINSON, N.D. — A fire that broke out Monday evening around 8:00 left a Hankinson facility destroyed and several machinery vehicles left unusable. “It looks like it started in the electrical room in that area where the main source of the fire was as we tore into the building and put the fire out last night,” Richland County Director of…

Firefighters in the metro ring the bell for the Salvation Army

This year they will be ringing bells at 26 kettles throughout the community.

FARGO-MOORHEAD –  Fargo-Moorhead firefighters take part in the annual ‘Ring the Bell’ fundraiser to raise money for the Salvation Army. Every year off duty Firefighters compete with law enforcement and realtors to see who can raise the most money. This year they will be ringing bells at 26 kettles throughout the community. Bruce Anderson with the Fargo fire department has…

Fargo Fire Department responds to three-alarm structure fire

The cause of the incident is still unknown

FARGO, N.D. — A fire leaves a former furniture restoration business filled with smoke as firefighters rush to prevent the blaze from spreading. Fargo fire crews responded to the call at 1420 First Avenue North at around 3 p.m. Once they arrived, they saw fire coming out of the building prompting them to sound a second alarm for more help….

First Responders rescue dog stranded in the icy Sheyenne River in Horace

The rescue was caught on camera by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

HORACE, N.D.- “At approximately 8:54 this morning, the 9-11 dispatch in Fargo received a call of a dog that was in the Sheyenne River in the town of Horace,” says Cass County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Craig Keller. “The dog was pretty much in the dead middle of the river. I’d say it was approximately 30 feet from the shoreline. 20…

Fargo Fire Department looking for firefighters

FARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo Fire Department needs firefighters. Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 4. Candidates are required to have a valid driver’s license, be at least 18 years old and have completed 60 college semester hours in any subject. Firefighters must also obtain national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician within the first year of employment For…

Minnesota firefighters share their experience of battling Oregon wildfires

29 Minnesota Firefighters were called to help with the Slater fire.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Twenty-nine Minnesota Firefighters are back home after battling Oregon wildfires. The firefighters from Brainerd, Fisher, Bemidji, Eden Prairie, Motley, Crosslake and Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View spent two weeks on the frontlines of the Slater fire. They were assigned to Cave Junction, a small city about 25 miles from the California border. The firefighters were split into…

Minnesota Firefighters Work Slater Fire in Oregon, Around 18% Contained

Courtesy: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management 1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption OREGON — Firefighters from our region continue to make headway on wildfires on the West Coast. A crew of 29 members from seven departments across Minnesota are working…

Local Fargo Firefighters Give Update From West Coast Wildfires

OREGON — Wildfires are continuing to devastate the West Coast and local firefighters from the Fargo Fire Department are lending a hand in the fight. “When the tones drop for a call, we drop whatever we’re doing and we go on that call,” said Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley. Fargo firefighters are working hard on projects in California and…