West Fargo Fire Department

14-year-old boy drowns in Sheyenne River

WEST FARGO, N.D.–A 14-year-old boy has died after being pulled from the Sheyenne River in West Fargo. The West Fargo Fire Department reported to Goldenwood Drive at 13th Avenue NW at approximately 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday. When the fire and police departments arrived at the scene, bystanders were already pulling 14-year-old James Nyei from the water. FM Ambulance transported Nyei…

Social Distancing: Avatars

Facebook Gives Us All Something To Do While We're Social Distancing

  I know I’m grateful for little distractions to entertain me for a few minutes when we’re supposed to be social distancing. My social media feeds were filled with little cartoon versions of my friends this weekend. Facebook launched a new avatar feature. You make a little cartoon that looks like you, or not if you want, and you can…

UPDATE: Fargo Man Who Crashed Motorcycle on Roundabout Dies Of His Injuries

North Dakota Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Andrew Laborico of Fargo died at Sanford Medical Center

UPDATE (5/10/2020):  A motorcycle driver who crashed after hitting a roundabout on Sheyenne Street On May 3 has died of his injuries. North Dakota Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Andrew Laborico of Fargo died at Sanford Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation. **original story from 5/4/2020 posted below** WEST FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was charged with DUI after he crashed…

Recent West Fargo Fire Determined to be Accidental

Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out due to the hydrants being cleared of snow.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Fire Department has determined the cause of a fire that occurred on February 14 was accidental. It was determined that a child was playing with a lighter and accidentally started the fire that quickly engulfed a second floor bedroom. Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out due to the hydrants being cleared…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Is In Need Of Coats, Hygiene Products & Non-Perishable Food

The organization will hosts its annual event on Friday.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The organization is getting ready to hosts its annual Christmas Gift Event and says they are always in need of these products, adding that they’re vital year round, but especially during the winter months. They already started bagging the items that have been donated and are excited to see the children’s reaction. “It was always about…

American Red Cross Installing Free Smoke Alarms in West Fargo

The smoke alarm installations will take place November 3 through November 16.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The West Fargo Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in the Meadow Ridge Development in West Fargo. Anyone living in a permanent, single-family dwelling from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue East and 45th Street to 17th Street East can request to get current smoke alarms checked and new alarms installed….

Residents at Eventide in West Fargo Thank First Responders

The event is part of "Make A Difference Day."

FARGO, N.D.- Once a year, Eventide takes a day trip to the West Fargo Fire Department, Police Department and F–M Ambulance. Their first stop was the Fire Department. Residents thanked first responders for their hard work in the community by bringing donuts. “We see them a lot, it could be good or bad, but they do come to our place…

West Fargo Fire Dept. Receives 57 Jet-Style Helmets

The helmets are the first of their kind in the state

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank donates 57 state–of–the–art, jet–style helmets to the West Fargo Fire Department. The helmets are the first of their kind to be used by firefighters in North Dakota. Each one costs about $230. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller says the helmets are not only lighter than their old ones but they will also…