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Posted on: April 2, 2020

4:30 p.m. April 2, 2020-Man faces felony charges after WF PD rescue him from garage fire


At 3:39 p.m. March 25, 2020, the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 108th C St. in West Fargo. Upon arrival, officers with the West Fargo Police Department located Marty Melvin Johann, 44, inside the ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

2 p.m. March 31, 2020- West Fargo extends closures and work-from-home directive until April 17

WF Extends Closures

After review of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the City of West Fargo administration has decided to extend closure of all public buildings and the work-from-home directive for employees until Friday, April 17, 2020. This means the West Fargo City Hall,...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

3:30 p.m. March 30, 2020-All fire inspections and testing on hold due to widespread COVID-19 virus

Fire testings and inspections

All Fire Inspections and Testing has been put on hold until further notice due to wide spread of COVID 19 virus.

The following will be protocol for Inspections / Testing going forward;

Testing of fire alarm, hood system, sprinkler systems, etc. will be comp...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

3:30 p.m. March 23, 2020-West Fargo Fire Department dresses in more gear to protect against COVID-19

Equipment for firefighters

As the West Fargo Fire Department responds to more COVID-19 calls, our firefighters will be dressed in more equipment to protect themselves from the coronavirus.  But don’t  be alarmed, it’s just a precautionary measu...

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Additional Info... Fire
Posted on: March 19, 2020

5 p.m. March 19, 2020: Executive Order 2020-06

North Dakota Governor Burgum Executive Order 2020-06

This afternoon an executive order was issued by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The order goes into effect noon Friday, March 20, and continues through Monday, April 6. The executive order does three things:

  1. It closes all restaurants, bars, breweries, c...
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Executive Order 2020-06 Fire
Posted on: March 18, 2020

5 p.m. March 18, 2020-West Fargo Fire Department adjusts operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Fire Department Operational Adjustments

The West Fargo Fire Department has been planning and preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic emergency since the end of February.  Additional personal protective equipment, decontamination and sanitizing products have been ordered and most supplies h...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

6 p.m. March 17, 2020-City of West Fargo closes all city buildings to public

All City Buildings Closed to Public

All City of West Fargo buildings are closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this closure, essential services will remain available such as emergency services, garbage collection, streets, sewer...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

5 p.m. March 16, 2020 All West Fargo Fire Department locations closed to public

WF Fire Stations Closed

In the interest of public safety and the safety of West Fargo Fire Department staff, all West Fargo Fire Department locations are closed to the public until further notice. Signs are posted at each station’s public entrance with instructions on ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City of West Fargo issues declaration to enact emergency spring flood preparation plans

Spring Flooding Emergency Declaration

Today, City of West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis signed an official Emergency Declaration for the City of West Fargo to provide departments and agencies the ability to initiate appropriate actions to manage and recover from the potential impac...

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Flood Information Fire
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Recent West Fargo fire determined to be accidental

Cause of fire determined

The cause of the Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, fire in the 200 block of 9 ½ Avenue W. has been ruled accidental due to a juvenile playing with a lighter. The West Fargo Fire Department will be working with the family as part of the youth firesetters p...

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Youth Firesetting and Intervention Fire
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Commission President Bernie Dardis presents State of the City at FMWF Chamber of Commerce Event

Commission President Dardis presents State of the City

West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis presented the state of the City of West Fargo during the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Cities event.

During his speech, Commission President Dardis reviewed highl...

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