FIRST RESPONDERS

Man Pulled From Grain Bin Dies At The Scene

The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around

SARGENT, ND — A man died after he got caught in a grain bin at a farm in Brampton, North Dakota. The Sargent County sheriff says another farmer who was driving by noticed a running auger with no one around. He checked the bin and discovered signs that the man was loading corn and became trapped. First responders and neighbors were…

ND Officials Are Outlining A Program To Allow Armed First Responders In Schools

The state's superintendent, Kirsten Baesler, expects the draft to be complete by June 13.

With school shootings increasing in the headlines, North Dakota and federal officials are developing the rules for a state program that would allow armed first responders to be posted in schools. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is working with the attorney general’s office and Department of Homeland Security officials to create an outline for the program. The state’s…

Local First Responders Lean on Each Other to Help F-M Community

F-M Ambulance does the ground work and communicates with Fargo Sanford Airmed team members

FARGO, N.D.– National EMS Week is wrapping up and F-M Ambulance and Fargo Sanford Airmed are honoring the hard work their first responders put in all year long. A senior director with F-M Ambulance says some days crews respond to more than 100 calls. F-M Ambulance does the ground work and communicates with Airmed team members to airlift patients to…

F-M Ambulance to Host 5th Annual Save a Life Saturday at West Acres

First responders will be teaching songs to sing while performing CPR like "Staying Alive" and "Baby Shark"

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo-Moorhead first responders are gearing up for another year of teaching people how to save lives with the 5th annual Save a Life Saturday. F-M Ambulance is hosting the event to offer a refresher on CPR for free near Macy’s at the West Acres Mall. First responders will be teaching songs to sing while performing CPR like…

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…

Postal Workers and First Responders Brave the Cold While Working Through the Storm

They say getting around should get better in the coming days

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of people had to work through the storm and are still working through the cold. Postal carriers deliver mail in rain, sleet or snow, as the saying goes, and they were certainly out there during the blizzard and are braving the cold today. While they weren’t able to make all the deliveries they would on a normal…

Bismarck Air Medical Plane Crash Victims Honored at Memorial Service

Pilot Todd Lasky, paramedic Chris Iverson, and NICU nurse Bonnie Cook were honored at a memorial service

BISMARCK, N.D. -People are celebrating the lives of the three first responders killed in a plane crash last Sunday. Pilot Todd Lasky, paramedic Chris Iverson, and NICU nurse Bonnie Cook were honored at a memorial service. The three were killed in a plane crash while on duty on November 18th. “Your attendance today and your support for these families is…

Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Has a Solution for Your Excess Halloween Candy

Donated candy will be sent to troops and first responders

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve got piles of candy from Halloween night, you can spare some cavities and put it towards a good cause. Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry is doing a candy buyback that helps our heroes. All donated candy goes towards Operation Gratitude, which sends treats to troops and first responders. “We could get candy away from the kids, so…

Proposed Half Cent Sales Tax Would Provide Upgraded Radios to Cass County First Responders

Voters will approve or deny the tax on Election Day

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Election Day is just a month away but Cass County voters will notice something new on the ballot. They will decide whether or not to approve a half cent sales tax increase. Whether they’re responding to a fire, shooting or weather disaster first responders use radios to communicate 365 days of the year. “Knowing that our Motorola…

West Fargo First Responders Take Part in Active Shooter Drill

Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all involved in the full-scale exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw emergency vehicles at West Fargo High School Tuesday morning, no need to worry: it was all for a drill. Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all part of a full scale exercise involving an active shooter. Police say this is the first time something like this has been done involving all the…