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Five People Receive Lifesaving Awards From F-M Ambulance

They stressed the importance of knowing CPR

FARGO, N.D. — Five citizens are considered heroes after they saved a woman’s life. They received lifesaving awards from F–M Ambulance. Kay Zirnhelt was shopping at Target one day when she suddenly collapsed. “I wanted to look a new bubbly water because I heard they had little sayings on the lids. I reached up to look at it and got dizzy…

N.D. Department of Health Holds “Green Dot” Violence Prevention Training

People representing Fargo, Grand Forks, and Valley City took part to bring what they learned back to their communities

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health held its first “Green Dot” Violence Prevention Training. The program aims to help end dating/domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. People representing Fargo, Grand Forks and Valley City took part in the 4–day training program and will bring what they learned back to their communities. “We are responsible for our community. We…

Minnesota Doctors May See Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training

  MINNESOTA — New limits for opioid prescriptions are underway in Minnesota for doctors in the Medicaid program. Doctors who give more than the limit for more than half of their patients will be warned and go through extra training. Anyone who does not reduce their dosage amounts could be removed from the program. These limits would only apply to…

Law Enforcement Encouraging People to Participate in Active Shooter Training

The sheriff says he and his staff have done about 70 presentations and he wants the number one takeaway for people to be "react, don't freeze." KMSP Fox 9 reporter Paul Blume reports from Barron County, Wisconsin

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — A Wisconsin sheriff is encouraging active shooter training after Sunday’s massacre at a Texas church. The shooting took the lives of 25 people and an unborn child. “If the shooter is not by you, you should always run,” said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who is with Barron County in Wisconsin. “Run is what we teach.” Sheriff Fitzgerald…

Five New Firefighters to Help Save Lives in Fargo

They said training from experienced firefighters helped them get through

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Fire Department adds five new firefighters to their ranks. The recruits were hired on September 11th and spent eight weeks going through intensive training. They were required to study structural firefighting, fire prevention and to specialize in search and rescue. One new firefighter said although the training was difficult at times, leaning on experienced firefighters…

F-M Ambulance Holds EMT Classes to Prevent EMS Organizations from Closing

North Dakota has had 3 EMS organizations close down due to a lack of volunteers

FARGO, N.D. — EMS organizations statewide are suffering due to the lack of volunteers. F-M Ambulance is now holding a semester long training program to try and change that. The state of North Dakota has already counted that three EMS organizations in the state have had to close down due to low numbers of volunteers. “If they don’t have enough…

Moorhead Public Schools Making Changes to Lockdown Policy

A regional committee says keeping a classroom locked up in an active shooter situation could sometimes be dangerous

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Schools are making changes to their lockdown policy. A regional committee says keeping a classroom locked up in an active shooter situation could sometimes be dangerous. Implementing the A.L.I.C.E. Schools Emergency Program could take more than a year. But district staff members begin their training tonight. Under the new protocol, classrooms will be allowed to…

Not Pets: Highly Trained Military Dogs at the Grand Force Air Force Base

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Travels to the Grand Forks Air Force Base to Learn How They Train Their K9's

GRAND FORKS, ND — People in the military know they sign on for rigorous training and strict discipline. As KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly found out, even the four-legged soldiers are treated just as equally. Jackie, along with Chief Photographer Patrick Conteh, traveled to the Grand Forks Air Force Base to learn about training military K9s. Staff Sergeant Hamilton said his day…

West Fargo Fire Department Training for Water Rescues in Sheyenne River

Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East

  WEST FARGO, ND — If you are driving along Sheyenne Street in West Fargo you might notice a lot of emergency vehicles. West Fargo Fire Department will be doing water rescue training tonight until 9 p.m. Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East. You are asked to drive carefully in that area…

F-M Area Prepares to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Twenty-two people have already been deployed to Houston

FARGO, ND — At least 23 people have died in Hurricane Harvey which has just been downgraded to a tropical depression. The Red Cross Dakotas Region is offering training to those that want to step up and help in the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross website crashed Tuesday, after receiving too many volunteer applications to help Hurricane Harvey’s victims….