Four Bismarck firefighters set to head west on standby
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) -
UPDATE: According to Bismarck Fire Chief Joel Boespflug, Oregon officials have asked the four person crew to stand-by for the time being.
Chief Boespflug says he received a call Tuesday night from Oregon government officials, stating they were releasing crews and moving existing teams around the state.
“We are ready if needed,” said Chief Boespflug.
The four person crew from the Bismarck fire department was scheduled to leave early Wednesday morning.
There are currently crews from Williston, Grand Forks, Fargo, and the North Dakota Forest Service in Oregon.
Tuesday afternoon, the Bismarck Fire Department got the call they too would be headed to Oregon to assist with the fires.
Four firefighters from Bismarck spent Tuesday preparing their trucks and gear to leave early Wednesday morning.
“There has been a lot of anticipation for us to get out and get an opportunity to help our fellow firefighters out west,” said Rusty Krikava, captain with the Bismarck Fire Department.
They have not yet received their assigned mission, but say they look forward to working with the other crews from North Dakota.
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