FIRST RESPONDERS

Active Shooter Exercise Scheduled in Devils Lake

The exercise has been developed to create a rapid response aimed at quickly neutralizing the threat.

Devils Lake, ND – An active shooter exercise is scheduled to take place at Devils Lake High School on Monday, August 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Lake Region Emergency Response Team, comprised of members from the City of Devils Lake, Ramsey County and Devils Lake Public School Board will be conducting the exercise. The exercise has been…

First Responders in Grand Forks Take Part in Active Shooter Drill

The scenario was as realistic as possible

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — First responders in Grand Forks carried out an active shooter drill they’ve been planning for months. “The benefit of not knowing as much information in regards to the scenario is that’s how it would be in real life. We have to figure out what is going on and ascertain the issue, figure out what resources we…

Active Shooter Drill With Simulated Gunfire Planned Wednesday In Grand Forks

The exercise will simulate a mass casualty event

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Around 150 people will take part in an active shooter drill Wednesday afternoon at Grand Forks Central High School. Grand Forks Emergency Management Office, Police and Fire Departments, Altru EMS and Grand Forks School District will all take part. The exercise will simulate a mass casualty event and is designed to appear as realistic as possible…

Emergency Responders Hold Active Shooter Drill in West Fargo

Sanford and Essentia also took part in the exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw a lot of first responders around Liberty Middle School this morning, there’s nothing to worry about. It was just a training exercise. Fifteen agencies from the area practiced what would happen in the event of an active shooter. First responders take into account mass shootings happening nationwide when they planned the exercise. Some…

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…