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FNS Photo by David Samson Members of the 148th Fighter Wing based out of Duluth, Minn., train under the supervision of David Belcher, left, Tuesday at the North Dakota Air National Guard facility in north Fargo.

Fargo airport creates own fire force: Air Guard loss means loss of firefighters


FARGO — For years, Hector International Airport has been protected by firefighting crews from the North Dakota Air National Guard base.

That arrangement ends Oct. 1.

The end of the flying mission for the 119th Wing spelled the end of the full-time mission for the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department.

That unit will now focus on training other Guard firefighters, while the Fargo Airport Authority runs its own firefighting force.

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