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After more than a year of construction, Minot’s newest fire station is open for business.
Station 5 officially began answering calls on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 18, after a ribbon cutting, open house, and promotion ceremony.
“This station improves and expands the umbrella of fire protection for the residents of Minot, provides crews with everything they need to serve and protect our community, and it provides residents of northwest Minot with a greater sense of security, knowing that when an emergency happens, we are closer than ever,” Fire Chief Kelli Kronschnabel said at the ribbon cutting.
The new station, at 2611 4th Ave. NW, is located near the city’s western bypass, allowing trucks quick access to other parts of town when necessary.
“This fire station stands not only as a symbol of our resilience, but also a testament to our collective determination to provide the highest level of safety for every corner of our city,” Mayor Tom Ross said.
The afternoon promotions ceremony included:
-Capt. Hans Kristiansen, Capt. Daniel Raymond, and Capt. Jason West were officially sworn in as new captains.
-Scott Allen, Jason Angelo, Mitchell Eull, Jacob Fylling, Jesse Nerem, Kyle Schill, and Aaron Zabka were officially promoted to senior firefighters.
-Firefighters Matthew Boechler and Michael Ross achieved the rank of firefighter after completing their one-year probationary period.
-Trent Meyer, Ryan Bell, Jacob Fernandez, and Matthew Taylor were sworn in as the department’s newest recruits and have begun their one-year probationary period.