Williston Fire Department babies

Photo courtesy: Tamra Bates

WILLISTON, N.D. - Within the last two years, 12 babies have been born to Williston Fire Department firefighters.

Tamra Bates, a mother of one of the children, and also the photographer, says they can’t believe the department has had so many babies in such a short period of time, and it was a special moment to capture them all together. The oldest is 21-month-old Paige, and the youngest is two-month-old Dorothy.

Bates says they’ve seen other departments around the country do similar photo shoots and they wanted to represent Williston.

She also jokes that there might be something in the department’s water.