WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston Fire Department (WFD) will donate four self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) to the Glenburn Rural Fire Protection District after receiving approval from the City of Williston Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 23.
Located north of Minot, North Dakota, the City of Glenburn is serviced by the all-volunteer Glenburn Fire Department (GFD). On March 6, 2021, GFD suffered a total loss of its primary fire station due to a fire of unknown cause.
In addition to the fire station, a fire engine, tanker, three grass fire units, a command vehicle, and a light rescue truck were destroyed overnight.
“Fire departments around North Dakota have been donating equipment to the department to ensure the continued protection of the Glenburn community,” explained Matt Clark, Division Chief of Operations. “The primary need of the department currently is self-contained breathing apparatuses, or SCBAs, used for interior firefighting operations.”
WFD is phasing out its current models of SCBAs within the department’s inventory. The new models provide enhanced rescue capabilities and upgraded firefighter safety modifications.
The approximate unit cost per SCBA, including cylinder and mask, is $8,000.00.
With the donation of the four current SCBA models, WFD will purchase four newer models.
Individuals interested in supporting GFD can donate to the Glenburn Rural Fire Protection District Glenburn, ND via GoFundMe at http://bit.ly/GlenburnFire.
For more information on the Williston Fire Department, please visit www.wfdems.com and follow WFD on Facebook (@WillistonFire).