Firefighters

West Fargo Fire’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Focusing on Health, Staffing and Response Times

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The most dangerous part of a firefighter’s job isn’t always the blaze they’re battling. “It’s in the soot, it gets everywhere, unless you wash yourself off, it’s not coming off. You ingest it, you inhale it, over the course of 20 years, that’s what can kill you rather than having something happen to you at a…

Barnesville Honors First Responders for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

First responders say it's a chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — It’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and people in Barnesville are showing their support for first responders. Firefighters, EMT’s, and police officers all gathered at the event. Cards and posters made by local students were displayed at the open house. First responders say it’s a great chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment. They also say…

Couple Donates $500 Check to Thank Firefighters

They donated to the Salvation Army's kettle campaign

FARGO, N.D. — Earlier this week, we brought you the story of an 8-year-old girl and her neighbor who acted quickly to save her mother’s life. That mother’s parents are thanking first responders in a big way. Kadie Stoltz had a heart attack last month when her young daughter took lifesaving steps. Kadie’s parents Roy and Betty Paton donated $500 during…

Fire Starts in Insulation Truck in Fargo

Fire crews responded around 1:30 this afternoon to put out the truck on fire

FARGO, N.D. — Fire crews in Fargo respond to a truck filled with insulation that started on fire. The truck was parked in front of 2542 West Country Club Drive South. When firefighters arrived, they say the body of the box van was heavily involved in fire. The box of the vehicle was full of insulation that continued to smolder…

Vining Garage Destroyed in Fire

It happened at 106 Lothrop Street on Saturday

VINING, Minn. — Firefighters fought to put out the flames in a garage in Vining, Minnesota. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a fire at 106 Lothrop Street around 1 p.m. Saturday. Both Vining and Henning fire departments responded. The garage and everything inside was destroyed. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is…

Hundreds of Olive Garden Locations Saying Thank You to Firefighters with Pasta

It is not every day that people show gratitude for the fighters in their hard hats who go above and beyond putting out flames

FARGO, N.D. — For many, Labor Day weekend is a mini vacation but for others, like first responders, it’s any other day on the job. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about a nationwide effort from Olive Garden to say thank you for their hard work. With hours upon hours of hard work, Fargo firefighters are hungry for more than just…

Fargo City Commission Discusses Preliminary Budget

Some of the highlights include flood protection and code enforcement

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo City Commission met to go over the mayor’s preliminary budget for next year. Some of the highlights of the budget include permanent flood protection, a new water treatment plant, and code enforcement in neighborhoods. Many firefighters filled the room at today’s meeting. They were asking for a raise so their salaries would better compare with those…

Firefighters Battle Two Blazes Just Down the Street From Each Other

One was at the Case New Holland plant; another was a truck fire that spread to an RV

FARGO N.D. — It was a busy morning for Fargo firefighters. Two fires broke out just down the street from each other. The fire department says a call came in around 10:20 a.m. for a pickup on fire at 16 Street North. That also set the RV next to it on fire. There were no injuries. At the Case New Holland…

The West Fargo Fire Department Assists West Fargo Workers in Fire Safety

Employees from Ohnstad Twichell and Moore Engineering are preparing for emergency situations

WEST FARGO, N.D.– West Fargo workers are setting things on fire, but don’t worry, they are putting them out! Employees from Ohnstad Twichell and Moore Engineering are taking fire safety into their own hands. With the help of the West Fargo Fire Department, these engineers and attorneys are learning how to put fires out on their own. “I went through the…