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DOUG

STORCK

30 YEARS

CHIEF

OF SERVICE

PAT

DALY

19 YEARS OF SERVICE

Family: Wife - Heather Sons - Damon & Drew Occupation: Trailer Sales @ Wilkens

SPONSORED BY:

WALKING FLOOR速 Trailers 320.589.1971

BRIAN

MORRIS SUN TRIBUNE - FIRE PREVENTION EDITION

KRUIZE

25 YEARS

TREASURER

DWAIN

SPONSORED BY:

Daly Electric

SCHMIDT

13 YEARS LADDER CAPTAIN

320.589.4749

Family: Wife - Kari Sons - Jordan & Dalton Occupation: Heavy Equipment Mechanic - MnDOT

DAVE

DYBDAL

17 YEARS 2ND ASST. CHIEF OF SERVICE

SPONSORED BY:

OF SERVICE

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Peg Daughters - Amber & Breanna Occupation: Manager at Morris Co-op

Family: Wife - Dee Son - Jake Daughters - Jessica & Abby Occupation: Owner - Daly Electric

1ST ASST.CHIEF

Morris, Minnesota 56267

Family: Wife - Lisa Son - Deven Daughter - Shelby Occupation:

SPONSORED BY:

Welding Instructor/ Consultant Superior

MATT

SOLEMSAAS

10 YEARS RESCUE CAPTAIN OF SERVICE

SPONSORED BY:

Family: Wife - Angela Daughters - Annika, Abby, Abbie; Son - Andrew Occupation: District Administrator SWCD

SPONSORED BY:

Stevens Soil & Water Conservation District 320.589.4886


Morris, Minnesota 56267

JOE

UDELHOFEN

CHAPLAIN/ PUBLIC EDUC.

10 YEARS OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Christa Sons - Isaac, Willem & Ben Occupation: Safety Director - Superior

JOHN

SPONSORED BY:

LEMBCKE

TRAINING

7 YEARS OF SERVICE

JOE

SPONSORED BY:

Morris • 589-1424 Member FDIC

LEMBCKE

38 YEARS

LADDER

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Renae Daughter - Angie Son - John Occupation: Owner Lembcke’s Garage

CARTER

25 YEARS

SPONSORED BY:

TONN

LADDER

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Julie Son- Travis Daughter - Emily Occupation: Service Tech - McGinnis

STALLMAN

KEVIN

SECRETARY

7 YEARS OF SERVICE

NATE

SPONSORED BY:

SUESS

10 YEARS

ENTRY/RESCUE

5 YEARS TRUCK CAPTAIN SPONSORED BY:

Family: Wife - Amber

NEIL

SUESS

10 YEARS ENTRY/RESCUE OF SERVICE

SPONSORED BY:

Family: Daughters - Katlyn & Lindsey Occupation: Morris Lumber & Millwork

WEST CENTRAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, INC.

Family: Wife - Heidi Sons - Kye & Abram Occupation: Morris Lumber & Millwork

THYMIAN

KIRK

RANDY

28 YEARS

ENGINEER

Family: Wife - Suzy Son - Dustin Daughters - Tiffany & Lacey Occupation: Co-Owner McGinnis

SPONSORED BY:

Family: Wife - Tammy Sons - Justin & Jared Occupation: Employed by Superior

WEST CENTRAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, INC.

ENGINEER

OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY:

Family: Daughters - Karmen & Kami Son - Cole Occupation: Owner of Jim Riley & Sons Construction

MOSER

24 YEARS

SPONSORED BY:

RILEY

26 YEARS

OF SERVICE

FRED

HENTGES

Occupation: Jerry’s U-Save

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY:

PETE

OF SERVICE

Family: Wife - Amy Sons - Gavin, Grady & Gunner Occupation: Production Manager - Superior

OF SERVICE

Family: Single Occupation: Lembcke’s Garage

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SPONSORED BY:

RANDY

STAPLES

21 YEARS

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Bobbi Jo Son - Jacob Daughter - Melissa Occupation: Self-employed flooring installation

SPONSORED BY:


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JOEL

MORRIS SUN TRIBUNE - FIRE PREVENTION EDITION

KRUSEMARK

16 YEARS

ENGINEER

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Kristi Sons - Brock & Brady Occupation: Owner - Morris Auto Plaza

SPONSORED BY:

THYMIAN

ENGINEER

OF SERVICE Family: Single Occupation: Service Tech - McGinnis Appliance

C.J.

SPONSORED BY:

FROMM

5 YEARS ENTRY/RESCUE OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Stacey Daughter - Reagan Occupation: Owner Met Lounge /Diamond Supper Club

BOBBY

SPONSORED BY:

MET

LOUNGE

MILLER

1 YEAR

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE Family: Single Occupation: University of Minnesota, Morris student

LOGE

12 YEARS ENTRY/RESCUE OF SERVICE

DUSTIN

7 YEARS

RYAN

Family: Wife - Jill Daughters - Haley & Alexis Son - Brady Occupation: Territory Mgr - Superior

JONNY

Mike’s

MARQUART

7 YEARS Family: Wife - Tammy Daughter - Jaedyn & Josie Occupation: Engineer - WCROC

JUSTIN

LADDER

5 YEARS

OF SERVICE

SPONSORED BY:

HOWE

LADDER

OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY:

Family: Single Occupation: Carpenter - University of Minnesota, Morris

MARTY

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY:

WEST CENTRAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, INC.

FLICEK

5 YEARS

LADDER

OF SERVICE Family: Wife - Candice Son - Hunter Daughter - Grace Occupation: Mohr Plumbing & Heating

SPONSORED BY:

MOHR

PLUMBING & HEATING

MILLARD

1 YEAR Family: Wife - Amy Sons - Austin & Ben Occupation: City of Morris

Family: Wife -Kelly Son - Nathan Daughter - Kayla Occupation: Superior

JEREMIAH

1 YEAR

SPONSORED BY:

320-589-7421

DAY

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE

ENTRY/RESCUE

Family: Wife - Elisa Daughter - Elizabewth Occupation: City of Morris

JOSHUA

SPONSORED BY:

GLADIS

1 YEAR

ENTRY/RESCUE

OF SERVICE

OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY:

CORY

ANDERSON

5 YEARS

RICK

Morris, Minnesota 56267

SPONSORED BY:

Family: Single Occupation: Superior Industries

SPONSORED BY:


Morris, Minnesota 56267

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2012 Fire Prevention Poster Contest winners (Front L to R) K-1 grade category-—1st place Jeslyn Olson, gr. 1; 2nd place Ben Bye, kindergarten; 3rd place Britta Schmidgall, kindergarten; 2nd-3rd grade category—1st place Irene McDaniels, gr. 3; 2nd place Avery Frank, gr. 3; 3rd place Bailey Hottovy, gr. 3; 4th-5th grade category—1st place Jessalyn Marshall, gr. 4; 2nd place Callista Kill, gr. 4; 3rd place Colton Wohlers, gr. 5. (Back L to R) Morris Fire Chief Doug Storck, Poster Judges Carol Wilcox, Shirley Tomlin and Judy Bluth, Morris Fire Prevention Coordinator Joe Udelhofen.

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EMT CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 2013 Call 589-7421 or email training@stevensems.com to register!

Donnelly - 320 -246-3239

www.newhorizonsag.com

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355 Atlantic Avenue, Hancock

320-392-5291

Independent Farmers

S FA Agricultural Services, LLC L.L.C. • Feed • Grain • Milling

(320) 392-5927 or 1-877-303-3587

24913 Cty Rd 1, Hancock Brian Solvie, CEO General Manager

Morris 585-4875 • Chokio 324-7111

PO Box 425, Hancock (Located at 607 Pacific Avenue, Morris)

14 Green River Road • Morris

589-2039

HANCOCK CO-OP, INC.

Hancock • 392-5147

(320) 392-5527 888-589-2525


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Fire & Rescue

Morris, Minnesota 56267

Donnelly

Chokio • 324.7111

CHRIS ATHEY Donnelly Co-op Box 74 • Donnelly • 246-3290

C O N S T R U C T I O N

Fuel & LP • Chemicals • Fertilizer • Feed & Seed • Shop

Office: 320-32HOMES

412 Atlantic Ave • Donnelly

Cell: 320-760-7186

320.246.3555 West Central Wiring & Consulting has wiring solutions for your home & business. • CATV • Home Theater & Audio Systems • Satellite Systems • Telephone & Security Systems

EMT CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 2013 Call 589-7421 or email training@stevensems.com to register!

Donnelly - 320 -246-3239

www.newhorizonsag.com

• New Construction & Remodeling • Low Voltage Certified • Whole House Sound • Monitored Security

Free Estimates! Free Estimates! Walter Biesterfeld, Owner

320.815.4062

www.wcwiring.com walter@wcwiring.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chokio Fire Department was established in 1899 and protects roughly 175 square miles of western Stevens County. Annual activities include: monthly business meetings, bimonthly training, calendar raffle in March, sweet corn feed in August, weather spotting, and Fire Hall visits for elementary students during Fire Prevention Week.

2012

Chokio

Chokio • 324.7111

CHRIS ATHEY Needham C O N S T R U C T I O N

Plumbing, LLC Graceville

Office: 320-32HOMES

Cell: 320-760-7186

Don’t just Dream it . . Do it! Talk to us before you build your new home.

Proud of serving the area for over 18 years!

Chokio • 324.7171

(320) 748-7174 or (320) 808-8347

Chokio office 324.2477 Fertilizer 324.7451

Master Plumbing License #061981-PM

www.newhorizonsag.com

EMT CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 2013 Call 589-7421 or email training@stevensems.com to register!

Tri-County Co-op 201 5th Street • Chokio

320.324.7175 Graceville • Dumont • Chokio • Wheaton


Morris, Minnesota 56267

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK SCHEDULED TOURS, DRILLS & ACTIVITIES IN MORRIS Monday, October 8

Day Care House Visit Highland Drive 10:00–10-30 AM MFD Visit Day Care 10:30 –11:00 AM

Radio Show; KMRS @ 6:40 AM KKOK @ 7:10 AM KMRS @ 8:45-9:00 AM Morris Elementary Kindergarten Station Tour. Mary Huebner 8:50 – 9:40 AM Morris Elementary Kindergarten Station Tour. Shana Ulrich 9:50 – 10:40 AM Morris Elementary Kindergarten Station Tour. Heidi Suess 12:00 -12:45 PM St. Mary’s Kindergarten Station Tour. Casey Sayles, 12:45 – 1:15 PM Morris Elem. Kindergarten Station Tour. Jessie Pope 2:00 – 3:00 PM Pizza Ranch – Bus Tables/Deliver Pizza 5:00–8:00 PM Cub Scout Fire Talk – First Lutheran Church 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 11 CDCP Station Tour. 9:00 - 9:45 AM (8) 3-4 yr. olds. Morris Elementary Talks @ 12:15 – 12:45 2nd Grade Miller, Stewart

Friday, October 12 MFD Visit –Kids in Christ 9:30 – 10:00 AM (8) 3-5 yr. olds Morris Elementary Talks 12:00 – 12:30 PM 1st Grade, Beyer, Boettcher, Donovan, Johnson Morris Elementary Talks 12:30 – 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Together Morris Elementary Talks 1:00 – 1:30 PM 3rd Grade Saturday, Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 9 St. Mary’s Talks Grades 1-3 11:00-11:30 AM - All Grades Together Fire Drill @ St. Mary’s School St. Mary’s Lunch @ 12:05 PM Jeannie Koehntop Day Care after St. Mary’s Head Start group tour, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 10 CDCP Station Tour. 9:00 - 9:45 AM (10) 4-5 yr. olds.

Our endless thanks and support go out to all of our area firefighters. Thanks for your courage, strength and dedication when our community needs you most. Help prevent fires: Hold family fire drills at home and remember to install smoke detectors and check them twice a year.

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320.589.2525 • 607 Pacific Avenue • Morris • www.morrissuntribune.com

Satuday, October 13 Fire Truck Rides 9:00 – 10:30 AM in front of the theater Town & Country 10:30 – 11:30 AM Fire Prevention Hand-Outs Movie Matinee 11:00 AM “The Lorax” Drawing for bike winners prior to the Movie!


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Morris, Minnesota 56267

Establish a home fire safety plan Though fire and smoke alarms are effective, a firm fire safety plan that will keep everyone calm could make the difference between life and death. The U.S. Fire Administration says that more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires, while roughly 18,300 more men, women and children are injured each year. Cooking accounts for the greatest percentage of residential fires, followed by arson. Dryer vent fires are also a big concern. FEMA says that smoke, rather than the fire's flames, is responsible for 75 percent of all deaths by fire. In addition to physical injury and material damage, fires can cause a host of problems. Psychological distress, monetary damages and loss of pets may come with fires. Loss of irreplaceable personal items is also a concern. Although fires can be devastating, they're also highly preventable, and smoke alarms and a home fire safety plan are two precautionary measures everyone should take. Creating an evacuation plan doesn't have to be complicated. Such a plan can be established in a few minutes and then reinforced

through practice every so often to keep everyone fresh on what to do. * Begin by assessing the layout of the home. Figure out the two best exits from the home. * If your home doesn't have two doors, invest in a fire ladder so that one of the windows can be a point of exit. * Know how to gain access to the exits, including the best path to take to avoid injury. It's a good idea to consider a few different scenarios. A kitchen adjacent to the upstairs staircase may become engulfed in flames and make exit by way of staircase impossible. Just because you have doors to the outside doesn't mean they'll present the best type of exit. * Sketch out the layout of the home and the escape plan. Smoke can make it difficult to know up from down. Be sure everyone can reach the exits even if vision is obstructed. Try it with your eyes closed. * Check fire alarms routinely, and change batteries at least every year. * Make sure windows can be easily opened if they are an exit point. * Make note of who will be helping children or the

elderly out of the home. * Establish a place where the family will meet outdoors. This area should be far enough away from the home so that everyone will be safe from smoke, flames and falling debris. Fires may ignite fuel explosions, so be sure the meeting spot is a good deal away. * Children should be instructed to run to the meeting spot immediately without waiting behind for anyone to catch up. No one should reenter the home after arriving at the meeting spot. * Do a few practice runs so that everyone will be accustomed to getting out quickly. * While in most cases it is better to escape and let the fire department extinguish a fire, in the event of a small fire, occupants may be able to stanch it with a personal fire extinguisher. Follow the acronym PASS to properly put out the fire. - PULL the pin in the extinguisher. - AIM the nozzle or hose at the base of the flames. - SQUEEZE the trigger. - SWEEP the foam across the fire base; do not just aim in one place.

These businesses hope you take some time to follow these safety tips and prevent a fire in your home. Mohr Plumbing & Heating 46400 East Hwy. 28, Morris (320) 589-1006

STOP HOME FIRES BEFORE THEY START! A fire at home can occur in just about any room of the house and even outdoors. While one can’t account for natural disasters or other unforeseen problems, there are many steps homeowners can take to prevent fires. • Check the cords on all appliances and electronics. Replace any frayed or damaged cords or wires. • Do not overload outlets or rely heavily on multi-plug power strips. • Keep cords out of the reach of children and pets. • When cooking in the kitchen, always be present while food is on the stove or in the oven. Flare-ups can occur at a moment’s notice. • Don’t store items over the stove. They can fall and ignite. • Turn pot handles so that children can’t reach them and pull them over, risking burns. • Be sure appliance vents have room to “breathe.” • Have the chimney checked and cleaned regularly. • Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to block embers. • Limit the use of portable space heaters around the home. • Use extreme caution with cigarettes and ashtrays. Empty them frequently when signs of heat and burning are gone. • Use light bulbs that are at the recommended wattage for a fixture. • Don’t place any electrical items by water in the bathroom. • Store flammable materials in a locked metal container in the basement or garage. • Service the furnace and hot water heater on a regular basis. • Do not store items too close to the furnace. • Be sure the home is equipped with working smoke detectors on every level. • Keep one or two fire extinguishers charged and at the ready.

AgCountry Farm Credit Services 102 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 589-3881

Prairie Lakes Co-op Cyrus, Hoffman, Lowry, Starbuck 800-808-1626 www.prairielakescoop.com

Engebretson & Sons Disposal & Recycling 23780 470th Avenue, Morris (320) 589-3804

Bello Cucina 506 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 585-7000

Agralite Electric Cooperative 320 Hwy. 12 East, Benson (320) 843-4150

Rentz Agency Insurance & Travel 517 Atlantic Ave., Morris (320) 589-2442

United American Agency, LLC 4 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 585-5555

Midwest Family Eye Care 512 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 589-1300

United Farmers & Merchants State Bank 4 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 589-3361

Prairie Trailer 14 Industrial Blvd., Morris (320) 589-1771 St. Mary’s Catholic School 411 Colorado, Morris (320) 589-1704

West Central Environmental Consultants, Inc. 14 Green River Road, Morris (320) 589-2039

Meixel Truck Sales 21679 320th Ave., Starbuck (320) 239-2677

Bremer Bank Banking, Investments, Trust, Insurance 701 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 589-1424

LPL Financial Services 202 East 6th Street, Morris (320) 585-5206

MC Cutter Hair Salon 300 Edinbourgh Ave. Donnelly (320) 246-3290

Pedersen Funeral Home 101 Atlantic Avenue, Morris (320) 589-3220

Morris Area Schools 201 South Columbia Ave. Morris (320) 589-4840

American Family Insurance Bruce Harstad Agency 10 E 6th Street, Morris (320) 585-1111

Morris Auto Plaza 205 Hwy. 9 South, Morris (320) 589-4622

Jim Riley & Sons Construction Hwy. 9 North, Morris (320) 589-2120

Morris Sun Tribune 607 Pacific Ave., Morris (320) 589-2525

Amberg Refrigeration 53972 State Hwy 28, Alberta (320) 324-2566 800-620-0448

Hancock Record PO Box 425 Hancock

Messner Electric 38499 Co. Rd. 2, Hancock (320) 392-5496

Located at 607 Pacific Avenue, Morris

(320) 392-5527 888-589-2525


2012 Fire Prevention Week