RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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Recruitment is a problem for some departments, but a more common complaint is that it's hard to keep people once they've joined, according to some fire chiefs for volunteer departments in some Twin Cities suburbs.
The Grand Forks Fire Department will receive $189,000 and the Drayton, N.D., Volunteer Fire Department $184,372 in Homeland Security funds appropriated by Congress, members of the North Dakota congressional delegation announced today.
The Jamestown, N.D., Fire Department was dispatched to the Country Grain Cooperative in Eldridge at 9:27 a.m. when a maintenance worker suffered a seizure on a walkway at the top of the grain-lifting mechanism, said Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Reuther.
GF woman donates pet oxygen masks to local fire departments
In October 2005, Janet Kokron’s family lost two dogs and two rabbits in a fire at their Grand Forks home. But luckily, firefighters were able to rescue their cat. “Our cat was brought out, and they were actually giving him oxygen with a pediatric oxygen mask."
SAFER grant recruits young volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel Michael Schumacher is 16. He's also a member of the Hope, N.D., volunteer fire department. He’s one of the first recruits in the North Dakota Firefighter and EMS Recruitment Campaign, a 10-month-old program designed to attract young people to meet a growing demand for volunteers.
Grass fires Thursday near Perham prompted the evacuation of 12 homes and some businesses. No homes or other structures were damaged by the fires, which sprang up in several places near Perham on Thursday morning, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. But flames came to within feet of some homes, Lt. Mike Boen said.
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