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"Red flag warning, temporary fire ban issued in SW North Dakota"
Published 03:51pm, Nov 02, 2022              Written By: Ashley Koffler

"Authorities urge residents to be cautious of fire dangers"
Published 03:09pm, Oct. 18, 2022              Written By: Ashley Koffler


"Dickinson Fire Department imparts important fire safety lessons"
Published 07:48am, Oct. 14, 2022              Written By: Jason R. O'Day

It's fire prevention week and firefighters visited all six elementary schools in Dickinson to teach children prevention safety tips as cold weather creeps closer.

"Residential fire in Dickinson on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022."
Published 05:17pm, Sept. 19, 2022              Written By: James B. Miller Jr.

The Dickinson Fire Department, Dickinson Rural Fire Department, Dickinson Police Department, Dickinson Area Ambulance and Stark County Sheriff's Office were on scene of the two-alarm active fire incident involving two residential structures.


"Residential fire in Dickinson damages two homes"
Published 05:22pm Sept. 19, 2022            Written By: James B. Miller Jr.

"Dickinson Fire Dept. to commemorate 9/11 attacks with memorial stair climb"
Published 03:55pm, Sept. 06, 2022              Written By: Jason R. O'Day

"Stark County first responders simulate chemical disaster in joint-agency training exercise"
Published 03:05pm, July 25, 2022              Written By: Jason R. O'Day


"Dickinson's Firefighter 1 Academy graduates 15; boosts area recruitment efforts"
Published 03:06pm June 14,2022              Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

A group of students recently completed their Roughrider Area Career and Tech Center Firefighter 1 Academy that was led by the Dickinson Fire Department. 


"Dickinson home damaged in fire; no injuries reported"
Published 04:51pm June 09,2022              Written By: James B. Miller Jr.
A general-alarm fire beginning early Thursday afternoon witnessed Dickinson Fire Department's two stations respond to 4th Avenue East and Summit Drive where a residential structure was engulfed in flames.

"Meeting the City of Dickinson: Open house attracts good turnout"
Published 03:27pm June 03, 2022           Written By: Jackie Jahferson


"Dickinson resident escapes through window during fire; home sustains 'significant smoke and fire damage' "
Published 10:39am June 03,2022              Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

On Thursday evening, the Dickinson Fire Department responded to a structure fire.

"City of Dickinson to welcome public with open house, job fair"
Published 02:54pm May 24, 2022           Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson spend more than $224k during April blizzard"
Published 02:48pm May 09, 2022           Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Wildfire smoke the 'elephant in the room' when it comes to air pollution, haze, North Dakota official says"
Published 05:02am April 30,2022          Written By: Patrick Springer

"April snowstorm update: record breaking snows come to an end, I-94 reopened"
Published 02:04pm April 15,2022          Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

"Staying safe during and after Snowmageddon 2022"
Published 03:55pm April 14,2022          Written By: Jackie Jahfetson


"Dickinson student is sole female and lone North Dakotan at national firefighting competition "
Published 07:58pm April 08,2022             Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

A 16-year-old daughter of a local administrative fire chief is slated to break two glass ceilings at the SkillsUSA Championships in June when she puts her training and passion on display.


"Historic Dickinson Fire Station 1 to undergo repairs"
Published 12:17pm April 08,2022             Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

The foundation of the downtown fire station, originally poured in 1990, will soon undergo a four-week construction phase that entails repouring the concrete floor on one side of the station and putting support beams in the basement.

"North Dakota Game and Fish asks outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of spring wildfire danger"
Published 12:56pm April 05,2022          Written By: Herald Staff Reporting

"Weekend fire contained at West River Community Center"
Published 03:47pm March 28,2022          Written By: Herald Staff Reporting

"Heroes Ball to support police, fire, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center"
Published 04:54pm March 10,2022          Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

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"Architecture firm addresses proposed Dickinson Public Safety Training Center"
Published 04:58pm March 04,2022             Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

The estimated $32 million project - which is tentative to change over the course of planning and design and accounts for all three potential phases - would provide a fully funded Public Safety Training Center.

"Dickinson set to discuss Town Square, Public Safety Training Center at Commission"
Published 04:35pm Feb. 28,2022        Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

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"Dickinson firefighters honored by city administrator, mayor for life-saving efforts"
Published 03:48pm Feb. 02,2022             Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

During a special employee recognition segment of this week's City of Dickinson meeting, two firefighters were recognized for saving the life of a Dickinson School Board President Brent Seaks.


"Two Dickinson firefighters, doctor resuscitate DPS Board president with CPR following cardiac arrest"
Published 09:34pm, Jan. 18, 2022              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

Brent Seaks, president of the Dickinson Public School Board, is currently seeking treatment at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck following a cardiac arrest moment in which two Dickinson firefighters and a doctor helped revive him.


"A McDouble birthday surprise: Dickinson Fire Dept. fulfills one man's dream"
Published 12:16pm, Dec. 21, 2021              Written By: Jason O'Day

Keith Kolling, a man with Down syndrome who lives in Dickinson, had a dream come true Friday night when firefighters picked him up and gave him a ride in their truck. One family member said it was the joy of a lifetime for the 60-year-old and that he'll be talking about it for years to come.

"DPD sees higher-risk calls in October; fire department moves ahead ..."
Published 08:49am, Nov 19, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Winter is calling: Dickinson Fire talks home heating, holiday decorations, CO dangers, more"
Published 03:30pm, Nov 12, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Emergencies don't take holidays off': Dickinson public safety officals advise caution for Halloween"
Published 03:59pm, Oct. 25, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire looks to abolish its volunteer program; absorb volunteers as part-time employees"
Published 01:04pm, Oct. 20, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Teacher helps put out fire at Dickinson Middle School"
Published 02:55pm, Oct 18, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson


"150 people show up for ride-along with Dickinson Firefighters"
Published 01:05pm, Oct. 13, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

A look at this year's annual Neighborhood Visit hosted by the Dickinson Fire Department.

"With nearly 2,400 wildfires this year, North Dakota heads into peak of fall fire season"
Published 04:30am Oct. 04, 2021              Written By: Michelle Griffith


"Dickinson deployed fire service reports from Louisiana; updates Ida recovery efforts"
Published 03:32pm Sept. 15, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Selle gives a report from Baton Rouge, La., on the status of the crew of four Dickinson firefighters who were deployed to the Hurricane Ida affected area.

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"110 floors: Dickinson firefighters, fellow first responders climb to honor 9/11 victims"
Published 02:14pm, Sept. 13, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

On Saturday, Dickinson firefighters suited up in full gear, paying tribute to the 343 firefighters that perished in the Twin Towers after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Along with community members coming out, police officers and fellow first responders from across the state participated in this weekend’s ...

"Out of tragedy of 9-11, fire service embarked on key changes"
Published01:47pm, Sept. 07, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

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"Dickinson firefighters convoy to Baton Rouge, help with Hurricane Ida recovery efforts"
Published 12:49pm Sept. 04, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahfetson

Over the course of the coming days, approximately 1,500 firefighters will respond to the Baton Rouge, La., area.

"Never forget': Dickinson firefighters remember 9/11 fallen within memorial stair climb"
Published 08:39am, Sept 03, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Five fires over 24 hours, 'excessive' say local authorities"
Published 04:033pm, Aug. 04, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Wildland Fire Task Force established in North Dakota"
Published 01:10pm, July. 29, 2021              Written By: James B. Miller Jr.

"DPD victorious against DFD in annual friendly exhibition"
Published 04:09pm, July 17, 2021              
Written By: Josiah C. Cuellar

Officers and firefighters of Dickinson Police Department and Fire Department met up at 2 p.m. to play in the annual guns versus hoses friendly softball game.

"Battle of badges: Dickinson police,fire vie for diamond dominance"
Published 03:14pm, July 08, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson firefighters increase training by nearly 200%"
Published 02:08pm, July 08, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"A promise to protect: Dickinson fire chief reflects on first year"
Published 09:40am, July 08, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Fighting more than fires: DFD fill boots with bucks for muscular dystrophy"
Published 08:03pm, June. 24, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire in need of more volunteer firefighters"
Published 03:06pm, June. 03, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson


"Dickinson fire contained to garage"
Published 06:53pm, May 19, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire in need of more volunteer firefighters"
Published 03:06pm, June. 03, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson fire contained to garage"
Published 06:53pm, May 19, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

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"Dickinson fire chief talks wildland fire training, fire prevention, more"

Published 5:05pm, May 05, 2021              

Written By: Jackie Jahferson

Dickinson Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell details a monthly report regarding the increased number of calls for service to the Dickinson City Commission. Presnell also speaks on how the Dickinson Fire Department is finding ways to avoid burnout with the elevated fire conditions the region is experiencing.

"Five fires burn along Highway 22; fire projected to continue"
Published 2:41pm, Apr. 28, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"For those who pay "ultimate sacrifice" "
Published 2:37pm, Apr. 23, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Trailer home in North Park Campground total loss after fire"
Published 2:48pm, Apr. 08, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Ongoing fires keep Dickinson Fire Department on watch"
Published 5:38pm, Apr. 07, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Police & Fire departments doll up for 7th Annual Heroes Ball"
Published 5:12pm, Apr. 05, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Brush fire ignites equipment on property, part of a field"
Published 6:32pm, Apr. 03, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson fire claims field on southside"
Published 9:24am, Apr. 02, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department responds to Applebee's kitchen fire"
Published 2:18pm, Mar. 25, 2021              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

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"Assistant Chief Deb Barros retires after 43 years of public service"

Published 6:00pm, Mar 11, 2021              

Written By: Jackie Jahferson

Assistant Chief Barros is retiring from the Dickinson Fire Department after 43 years of service with the City of Dickinson. Barros reflects on her years of service, how it was fate that led her to the fire department when she first began her city career as a dispatcher for the Dickinson police Department and...

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"Firefighting 101: Area high schoolers get head start on career development"

Published 11:09am, Feb. 24, 2021              

Written By: Jackie Jahferson

Two Dickinson firefighters were awarded with employee certificates for their educational efforts with their Firefighter I Academy recruitment class at a previous Dickinson City Commission meeting. Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell highlights the importance of this program, and its impact on other fire departments across North Dakota as well as surrounding states.

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"Two residential fires in a span of 24 hours highlight DFD skill"

Published 6:34pm, Dec. 16, 2020              

Written By: Jackie Jahferson in Dickinson watched helplessly as firefighters battled a significant residential fire leaving his home all but destroyed after an unattended menorah candle set fire to the home Tuesday evening. AND on Wednesday afternoon a second residential fire damaged a home on Sims Street in Dickinson causing near $50,000 worth of damage.

"Residential fire claims Third Avenue home"
Published 8:48pm, Dec. 15, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Santa Claus journeys to Dickinson for parade, visit children"
Published 3:44pm, Dec. 15, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson and Area Emergency Responders spread holiday gifts"
Published 6:37pm, Dec. 11, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Heartwarming reunion between rescued Husky and firefighters"
Published 6:07pm, Dec. 02, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department suppress attic fire"
Published 5:37pm, Nov. 30, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department rescues dog after falling through ice"
Published 7:09pm, Nov. 16, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson City Fire Auxiliary hosts Silent Auction"
Published 3:01pm, Nov. 10, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Motorcycle catches fire southeast side of town"
Published 2:07pm, Nov. 06, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department contain garage fire on southside"
Published 5:33pm, Oct. 28, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department respond to enclosed porch fire"
Published 5:29pm, Oct. 20, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"Dickinson Fire Department responds to apartment patio fire"
Published 3:25pm, Oct. 13, 2020              Written By: Jackie Jahferson

"DFD receives new training prop by local donors"
Published 5:09pm, Sep. 17, 2020              Written By: Mathew Curry

"Dickinson firefighters climb 110 flights of stairs in honor of 9/11 fallen"
Published 3:40pm, Sep. 11, 2020              Written By: Kayla Henson

chief Presenell.webp Article by Julie Martin Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 12:23 PM MDT|

...Jeremy Presnell has stepped into the chief role after Robert Sivak retired after two decades as the chief.

Presnell served as the fire chief in Jerome, Idaho for two years, before he took his 17 years of experience to the classroom, where he taught fire sciences at a southern Idaho college.

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After 42 years of service to the city, Bob Sivak announced his retirement from the Dickinson Fire Department last month. The move closes a large chapter of the tenured public servant’s life and leaves the city searching for a new chief for the first time in 14 years.

In the waning days, Sivak fills his time with administrative duties, but come evenings, still sleeps with the radio on.


Hilary Hartman, long-time fire engineer with the Dickinson Fire Department, succumbed to T-cell Lymphoma on Monday January 20 at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Firefighters choose to work under some of the most dangerous conditions imaginable. Whether rushing into burning buildings or providing emergency rescue services, they keep our homes, businesses, schools and community safe.

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Dickinson Fire Department Offers Safety Tips for Winter Weather

Adopt-A-Hydrant Program Starts it's 3rd year... 
 | Dickinson Press Dec. 11th 2019

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Members of the Dickinson Fire Department hosted the public event to bring the Dickinson community together to raise funds for local firefighter Hilary Hartman as he continues his fight with Cancer.

“One thing about Dickinson that is so great is everybody supports others and they support their own.” Kelli Scharf, part owner of Phat Fish Brewing Co., said.


Fire Station #1 named local historic landmark-

The building, at 25 Second Ave. W., was the site of Dickinson's first city hall in 1900...City Commissioners at their July 2 meeting officially recognized six buildings designated as local landmarks by the Dickinson Historic Preservation Commission...

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Handful of locals buck national trend -- National civic participation on decline

...On Thursday, April 11, the Dickinson Fire Department hosted their annual Spring Cleanup. The program provides an opportunity for all residents, clubs, schools, churches and businesses to participate in a city-wide civic Spring Cleanup. .


 "Burn ban issued for Stark County"
 KFYR-TV Article Posted: Tue 6:40 PM, Apr 09, 2019

Summarized report:
STARK COUNTY, N.D. - A burn ban is now in place for Stark County, and emergency services says anyone who violates it could face jail time and a $1,500 fine...​

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'Blood, sweat and tears' -- Dickinson Fire Department honors firefighters

The Dickinson Fire Department hosted its Annual Awards and Appreciation Night last weekend, where five firefighters were recognized for their years of service.

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Fire Station renovations emphasize gender separation

Dickinson Fire Department begins renovations to Fire Station 1 Monday. The site, at 25 Second Ave. W., has not had major remodeling done since the 1970s.

The first phase of the remodel will emphasize gender separation and firefighter health. The remodel is "long overdue," Fire Chief Bob Sivak said. The building, constructed in the 1930, originally hosted City Hall as well as the fire and police departments. It became a dedicated fire station in 1981.

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Sound the Alarm: Red Cross, Fire department install free smoke alarms

The "Sound the Alarm" Event was a huge success in Dickinson thanks to all the organizational members who took park and community members who allowed us to install 95 smoke alarms helping to make 33 homes safer. You can do your part in helping keep your family and community safe by testing your smoke alarms monthly and replacing alarms that are 10years or older



Fire Department welcomes newest member of the family - Engine 3

Dickinson press Article Published in Wednesday 1/16/19 Paper


The risk of homes fires is higher during this time of year.

The City of Dickinson Fire Department would like to remind everyone of Fire Safety during Cold Weather. 

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