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DICKINSON FIREFIGHTER ASSOCIATION

Volunteer Assistant Fire Chief Curtis Freeman of the Dickinson Fire Department shares his personal accounts of 9/11, seeing firsthand the effects that event unfolded for the fire service industry.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way for the community to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001. Each participant pays tribute to a New York City firefighter by either walking a 5K or climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade center towers carrying the name and photo of a fallen hero to symbolically complete their climb. The Dickinson Fire Department prepares for this memorial challenge.
The Dickinson Fire and Police departments will compete in the Battle of the Badges, a much-coveted game of softball on July 17.
During this week’s Dickinson City Commission meeting, Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell updated the city with a monthly report. One of the main highlights from Presnell’s report was the amount of training the Dickinson Fire Department conducted in June — more than a 400-hour increase than in May.

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The Dickinson Fire Department has served under the wing and command of Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell for more than a year. Since then, the department has undergone administrative changes, conducted various training throughout the year and introduced new programs such as its EMT course partnership with Sanford Health and its Firefighter 1 Academy. As a relatively younger chief from Idaho, we sat down with Presnell, who reflected on his first year with the department and goals he has moving forward.
Since 1954, the International Association of Fire Fighters has been helping those who are dealing with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Boston-founded campaign, “Fill the Boot,” has increased awareness nationally over the years — even as far as southwest North Dakota. Firefighter Michael Roy addresses this cause and how the Dickinson Fire Department is contributing to fight this disease with its annual Fill the Boot.
Dickinson Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell provided a monthly report of the calls for service for May, and also touches on some of the challenges fire personnel faced such as call volume, response time and how volunteer numbers are decreasing within the department.
A trailer caught on fire on the northeast side of Dickinson Thursday morning on Palomino Lane, where Dickinson firefighters even rescued a cat from the home.
Dickinson Fire Chief Jeremy Presnell briefed the Dickinson City Commission Tuesday with the high volume of calls the Dickinson Fire Department responded to in March. Here’s more from Presnell on the ongoing wildfires in southwest North Dakota.
The Dickinson Police and Fire departments teamed up together for the 7th Annual Police and Fire 2021 Heroes Ball Saturday, April 3, at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel. Followed by a social hour and dinner, Dickinson Police Chief introduced keynote speakers Rapid City Police Lt. Tim Doyle, of Rapid City, S.D., and his wife Charity.

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The Dickinson Police and Fire departments will join forces to host the 2021 Police and Fire Heroes Ball, mask-erade style April 3, 2021, featuring a Rapid City Police Lieutenant as the keynote speaker, auction, live music and more.
Assistant Chief Deb 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 h
The Dickinson Police and Firefighter Associations are currently in the process of collaborating with the Dickinson Parks & Recreation Board for the creation of a new park specifically designed for toddlers and younger children.

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