“Working with people you don't normally work with, that's probably the biggest benefit to the exercise. You learn to work together so that when you have a real incident and you need their help, you know how they work compared to you and how things go,” said Gladstone Assistant Fire Chief Doug Brost.
A group of students recently completed their Roughrider Area Career and Tech Center Firefighter 1 Academy that was led by the Dickinson Fire Department. We spoke to DFD’s fire instructor Jared Rhode and Dickinson Public Schools to learn more about this program.
DICKINSON — 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.
The foundation of the downtown fire station, originally poured in 1900, will soon undergo a four-week construction phase that entails repouring the concrete floor on one side of the station and putting in support beams in the basement.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll get a splash or that last surge where people want to grab a ticket before it (happens). It should be exciting, though. It’s going to be a packed house,” Dickinson Police Lt. Kylan Klauzer said.
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.
The City of Dickinson is looking at a future Public Safety Training Center — an estimated $19 million project that would potentially be “the regional hub for training” for southwest North Dakota’s law enforcement agencies and fire departments as well as other agencies across the state and into northern South Dakota.