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October 9-14, 2016

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK Chokio, Cyrus, Donnelly, Hancock, and Morris


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MORRIS SUN TRIBUNE ‑ FIRE PREVENTION EDITION

Morris Fire Fighters DAVE DYBDAL

JOHN LEMBCKE

JUSTIN HOWE

SECOND ASSISTANT CHIEF

TRAINING OFFICER

MATT SOLEMSAAS

11 YEARS of service

CHIEF

FIRST ASSISTANT CHIEF

FAMILY: Wife ‑ Lisa Children ‑ Deven and Shelby

21 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

Needham Plumbing

14 YEARS of service

SPONSORED BY:

SPONSORED BY:

OCCUPATION: Administrator SWCD

17 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Kari Children ‑ Jordan and Dalton

Single OCCUPATION:

9 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Kelly Children ‑ Nate and Kayla OCCUPATION:

Maintenance Technician at Superior Industries

PETE HENTGES

JEREMIAH DAY

TRUCK CAPTAIN

FIRE PREV. COORDINATOR

JON ANDERSON

9 YEARS of service

RESCUE CAPTAIN

FAMILY:

Stevens Soil & Water Conservation District

FAMILY: Wife ‑ Angie Children ‑ Abigail, Annika, Abby, Nicholas and Andrew

OCCUPATION: Welding Instructor/ Consultant at Superior Industries

DWAIN SCHMIDT

MORRIS, MINNESOTA 56267

LADDER CAPTAIN 9 YEARS of service

SPONSORED BY:

Propane Manager

Wife ‑ Heidi OCCUPATION:

Carpenter at University of Minnesota, Morris

OCCUPATION:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic at MnDot

Wife - Amber Children - Braelyn and Kynlee OCCUPATION:

FAMILY:

SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

5 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife - Elisa Children - Elizabeth and Liam OCCUPATION:

City of Morris

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Proud Supporters of our Firefighters!

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THANKS TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE ON OUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTRMENTS!

No Appointment Necessary! Walk-In Anytime! Bring your Medicare card or insurance card. If uninsured, checks should be made out to Thrifty White Drug.

Mon-Fri 9-7 Saturday 9-4 Sunday 12-4 • Walk In Anytime!

320-762-2344

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3 MN-28, Morris, MN 56267 (320) 589-4550 • www.thriftywhite.com

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5803 Hwy 29 South, Alexandria (just South of I-94)


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CORY MARQUART

CJ FROMM

FIRE RELIEF TREASURER

11 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

RICK MILLARD

ADAM SCHMIDGALL

INCIDENT REPORTER BUILDING MAINTENANCE TRUCK MAINTENANCE 9 YEARS of service

FAMILY: Wife ‑ Tammy Children ‑ Jaedyn and Josie

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SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY: Wife ‑ Stacey Children ‑ Reagan and Alaina

5 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

OCCUPATION: Owner at Met Lounge/ Diamond Supper Club

OCCUPATION: Engineer - West Central Research and Outreach Center

FAMILY:

Children ‑ Austin and Ben

3 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Kayla OCCUPATION:

Automotive Technician at Diamond Buick

OCCUPATION:

City of Morris

MARK NEMMERS

DUSTIN THYMIAN

DOUG STORK

KIRK RILEY

CHAPLAIN

ENGINEER

ENGINEER

ENGINEER

3 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

11 YEARS of service

FAMILY:

Single

SPONSORED BY:

34 YEARS of service

FAMILY:

Wife - Kellie Children - Raylie

SPONSORED BY:

OCCUPATION:

Welder at Superior Components

OCCUPATION:

HVAC-R Technician

FAMILY: Wife ‑ Heather Children ‑ Damon and Drew OCCUPATION: Sales/Service Fire Extinguishers and Trailer Sales

30 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY: Children ‑ Karmen, Kami and Cole OCCUPATION: Owner of Jim Riley and Sons Construction

MORRIS LEADERS FROM YOUR MORRIS FIRE DEPARTMENT I am proud to be a firefighter. I revere that long line of expert firefighters who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self, have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in good times and bad, throughout the world. I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of the fire service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged. I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders. I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share. I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties. I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems. I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others. I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live. I shall sell my life dearly to my enemy fire but give it freely to rescue those in peril. With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works.

(320) 589-7191 • Cell: (320) 815-7837 Daly Electric is located 1 mile past Pomme de Terre Park on 230th St. (Mill Dam Rd.)

PLEASE THANK ALL THE FIRE FIGHTERS WHO SO GERNEROUSLY VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME.

Morris, MN

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MORRIS FIRE FIGHTERS continued on PAGE 4C

Monday, October 10, 5 to 8 PM


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Morris Continued PAUL PREIMESBERGER

ERIC HOFFMAN

TRAVIS CAMPBELL

ENTRY / RESCUE

ENTRY / RESCUE

BRENT BANKORD

1 YEAR of service

1 YEAR of service SPONSORED BY:

SPONSORED BY:

ENTRY / RESCUE

ENTRY / RESCUE FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Brittany Children ‑ Jacey

1 YEAR of service SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Naomi Children ‑ Ivan, Izabell and Isaac

3 YEARS of service

Wife ‑ Katie Children ‑ Carson and Caleb OCCUPATION:

Welder at Superior Components

General Contractor

FAMILY:

FAMILY:

SPONSORED BY:

OCCUPATION:

Children ‑ Kyle

OCCUPATION:

OCCUPATION:

Carpenter at KJH Construction

Electrician

KEVIN STALLMAN

MORRIS, MINNESOTA 56267

NEIL SUESS

MARTIN FLICEK

ENTRY / RESCUE 14 YEARS of service

ENTRY / RESCUE SPONSORED BY:

ENTRY / RESCUE

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Amy Children ‑ Gavin, Grady and Gunner OCCUPATION:

Production Manager at Superior Industries

9 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

Wife ‑ Heidi Children ‑ Kye, Abram and Maela OCCUPATION:

Morris Lumber and Milwork

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Candice Children ‑ Hunter and Grace

Morris firefighters spread safety messages during Fire Prevention Week

OCCUPATION:

Department Lead at Superior Equipment

Dave Dybdal Morris Fire Chief October 2016 Morris - Fire departments across the country will be participating in Fire Prevention Week with safety messages and education on the dangers of fire. Fire Prevention Week goes from Oct. 9th to Oct. 15th this year. Fire Prevention Week is to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed 250 people and left 100,000 people homeless. The theme for the 2016 Fire Prevention Week is “ Don’t Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” This highlights the fact that working smoke alarms saves lives. According to the Nation Fire Protection Association, roughly half of all residential fire deaths occur between 11 PM and 7 AM. By having working smoke

We salute the brave firefighters in our community and across the country for their tireless dedication to keeping us safe. Help protect our loyal firefighters and your family by learning more about fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week.

520 Atlantic Ave., Morris 589-0070

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11 YEARS of service

SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

alarms placed properly in your home, you can cut the chances of dying in a house fire in half. Fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility and the Morris Fire Department is dedicated to providing presentations and demonstrations to educational facilities and community groups, we strive to increase the level of awareness of fire safety throughout the City & County. This year has been very busy for the Morris Fire Department, overall call volume has risen and Incidents continue to get more complex each year. Even as new technologies are developed, and people find new ways to create emergency situations, firefighters and other responders are expected to turn chaos into order. Although we can’t know exactly where or when the next event will occur, many incidents are quite predictable, meaning we

can and will prepare for them. I am proud to say that we have conducted Classes and Hands-OnTraining with a wide variety of groups from around Stevens County & the State this past year and the training we went through together better prepared us to handle an emergency. I don’t claim to have magic powers to see into the future, but I do think a lot about where we are in the fire service today and where we might go. The Morris fire department takes a lead role in Fire Prevention Week, October 9th-15th, 2016 by hosting activities and events that will entertain and educate our area public specifically, our children. Fire Prevention Coordinator Jeremiah Day has been working hard organizing all the activity’s we have planned for the week. The goal is to raise awareness of key FIRE PREVENTION continued on PAGE 5C

Mohr Plumbing and Heating Salutes the Area Fire Fighters

MOHR Plumbing and Heating

46400 St. Hwy. 28 Morris, MN 56267-4507 of Morris, Inc.

320-589-1006 • mohrph@mohrplumbing.com

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 ‑ PAGE 5C

DARRON CARR

AUSTIN SCHMIDGALL

NATE SUESS

ANDY BANTA

ENTRY / RESCUE

ENTRY / RESCUE

ENTRY / RESCUE

ENTRY / RESCUE

SPONSORED BY:

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Michelle Children ‑ Lauryn and Trevyn

2 YEARS of service SPONSORED BY:

OCCUPATION:

Sales Engineer

14 YEARS of service

FAMILY:

Single

SPONSORED BY:

as follows. Minnesota fire departments have been reporting data online since 2009. Statewide, 99 percent of Minnesota fire departments provided numbers for this report, illustrating their commitment to fire prevention and making Minnesota a national leader in fire data collection. Here are a few important notes from Fires in Minnesota 2015: •There were 57 fire deaths last year — the highest number of fatalities since 2002. •Careless smoking was once again the leading cause of fatal fires. •Cooking was the most common cause of structure fires.

Children ‑ Katlyn and Lindsey OCCUPATION:

OCCUPATION:

Owner, Pomme de Terre Seeds; Sales at Morris Lumber

Welder at Superior

FIRE PREVENTION fire-safety issues and help residents prevent fires and fire injuries, especially at home. “Many people don’t realize that they are at greater danger from fire at home than anywhere else,” “Fortunately, there are many things residents can do to make their homes safer. Fire Prevention Week is the time when we reach out to the community, teaching people of every age how to prevent fires. This year, we’ll be focusing in particular on Careless Smoking & Cooking Fires, a serious and growing part of the fire problem.” 2015 Fires in Minnesota reported from the State Fire Marshal Office

FAMILY:

•74 percent of fire deaths and 88 percent of injuries occurred in residential settings Fire dollar loss in Minnesota in 2015: •$612,586 / Day •$25,524 / Hour •$425 / Minute The Morris Fire Department strives to educate the community in fire & life safety. The importance of working smoke alarms, staying in the kitchen and paying attention while people are cooking, and using extreme caution with space heater use is very important. Also the proper disposal of cigarette butts could mean the difference between life and death.

1 YEAR of service SPONSORED BY:

Johnson Feed and Grain

FAMILY:

Wife ‑ Christine Children ‑ Miles and Alexander OCCUPATION:

Field Service Technician

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1 YEAR of service

Lord, Protect our Firefighters; Keep them safe each day and night. Give them Courage & Strength, on each rescue & fire they fight. We salute & thank all our local and area Firefighters!

Morris Coop www.morriscoop.com

CENEX NORTH (Office & Shop) CENEX SOUTH AGRONOMY CENTER 320-589-4774

320-589-4749

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320-589-4744

T hank you to all firefighters! We appreciate everything you do.

We are grateful for all the area fire departments. Thank you!


MORRIS SUN TRIBUNE ‑ FIRE PREVENTION EDITION

Chokio Fire Fighters

HOOTER’S LUMBER, INC.

61904 Hwy. 28, Chokio

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

320.324.7175

(320) 324-7171

Graceville • Dumont • Chokio • Wheaton

Cyrus Fire Fighters

Air Tool Clinic Tools & Equipment, Sales, Service & Accessories

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320-795-2221 cell: 320-287-2368 106 W. Main St., Cyrus email:airtoolclinic@yahoo.com

Kay Grossman / Chokio Review

The Chokio Fire Department includes (front, left to right) Tom Claassen, Mark Gibson, Jeramee VanEps, Aaron VanEps, Rory Goehring, Matt Dorwieler, Dustin Anderson, (back, left to right) Dave Krogsrud, Gary Dierks, Bruce Quackenbush, Luke Claassen, Lucas DeNeui, Brad Motz, Kirby Johnson, and Brennan VanEps.

Debbie Anderson - Agent

Office- 320.589.3245 • Cell- 320.808.8257 Email- danderson@mnfuia.com 10 East 6th Street, Suite 105

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Kay Grossman / Chokio Review and Sue Dieter / Sun Tribune

The Cyrus Fire Department includes (front, left to right) Retired Firefighters: Darrell Hansen, Donald Hansen, John Stellner, Allan Rutter, Dennis Bye, Keith Gades, Gordon Alfson, Roger Pieske, Jeff Pring, Steve Tollefson, Ellsworth Engebretson, (back, left to right) Al Lesmeister, Robert Huebner, Garrett Hubbard, Cody Nielsen, Brian Payne, Rick Gades, Jeff Anderson-Chief, Matt Huntley, Neil Rutter, Rollin Janssen, Tyler Berg, Joe Dalen, Ryan Gades, Bob Tirevold, Travis Thooft.


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Donnelly Fire Fighters

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 ‑ PAGE 7C Submitted photo

The Donnelly Fire Department includes (front, left to right) Crystal Henrichs, Sara Stallman, Karen VanHorn, Melanie VanHorn, Maynard Mau, (back, left to right) Shaun Knutson, Chad Smith, Pat Smith, Jeanne Ennen, Chiara Race, Jordan Grenson, Mike Lonnergan, Justin Stallman, Brad Searle.

CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS Full Agronomy Services

AND MAKE SURE THEY WORK

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Donnelly Coop

BE SMART.BE SAFE.

Office 246-3555 Shop 246-3558 Crop Consultant 246-3557 Fertilizer 246-3556

412 Atlantic Avenue, Donnelly, MN

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FIRE FIGHTERS FROM MORRIS, CHOKIO, CYRUS, DONNELLY, AND HANCOCK!

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Meadowland Market

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Thank You Fire Departments

Corner of 6th and Pacific

Morris • 585-5050

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1200 PACIFIC AVE. MORRIS, 320-589-3700

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Mohr Plumbing and Heating supports the Hancock Fire Department

Thank you to all area firefighters for all that you do!

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Hancock Fire Fighters

Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune

The Hancock Fire Department includes (front, left to right) Brent Evink, Mike Kratz, Ryan Schroeder, Kevin Blair, John Boon, Assistant Chief Mark Mattson, Allen Thiel, Jesse Jensen, Chief Kyle Rose, Ross Haugen, Scott Ver Steeg, Justin Flaten, (back, left to right) Mark Holleman, Jeff Flaten, Erik Rinkenberger, Ted Schmidgall, Dustin Schmidgall, Blake Hentges, Bruce Schmidgall, Jeff Kisgen, and Casey Marczak.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 FIRE PREVENTION WINNERS!

Fire prevention poster winners in fourth and fifth grade at MAES are: front row, from left, Charlie Hanson, first, Kassie Knudson, second and Abigail Alcantar, third.

Fire prevention poster winners in fourth and fifth grade at St. Mary’s are: from left, Campbell Sleiter, first, Gabby Schneider, second and Drew Huebner, third.

Fire prevention poster winners in second and third grades at MAES are: front row, from left, Fryda Pico, first, Riley Ahrenholtz, second and Rafe Olson, third.

Fire prevention poster winners in grades third and second at St. Mary’s are: from left, Nora Boyle, first, Nora Young, second and Braelyn Hamling, third.

Fire prevention poster winners in first grade at MAES are front row: from left, Akayla Werk, first, Andelys Berberi, second and Jayson Halbe, third.

Fire prevention winners in grades in kindergarten and first grade at St. Mary’s are: front from left, Denica Sleiter, first, Aaron Staples, second and Britney Woodke, third.

Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours? Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for NFPA, along with fire departments throughout the country, because smoke alarms don’t last forever.

NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code®, requires smoke alarms be replaced at least every 10 years, but because the public is generally unaware of this requirement, many homes have smoke alarms past their expiration date, putting people at increased risk. As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, NFPA is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are and replacing them once they’re 10 years old.

To find out how old your smoke alarm is and its expiration date, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date of manufacture is marked. The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date (not the date of purchase). Smoke alarms should be tested monthly and batteries should be replaced once a year or when they begin to chirp, signaling that they’re running low. For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.

These businesses encourage you to “Check the Date” on your smoke alarms. Don’s Cafe

15 East 5th St., Morris (320) 589-9000

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

Otter Tail Power Company 23 East 6th St., Morris (320) 589-3434 www.otpco.com

AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Agralite Electric Cooperative

Messner Electric

102 Atlantic Ave. South, Morris (320) 589-3881 www.agcountry.com

320 Hwy. 12 East, Benson (320) 843-4150 www.agralite.coop

38499 Co. Rd. 2, Hancock (320) 392-5496 www.messnerelectric.com

Rentz Agency Insurance & Travel

Riverview, LLP

State Farm Insurance

517 Atlantic Ave., Morris (320) 589-2442 www.rentzagency.com

26406 470th Ave., Morris (320) 392-5609 www.riverviewllp.com

714 Atlantic Ave., Morris (320) 589-2323 www.paulletendreagency.com

Meixel Truck Sales

21679 320th Ave., Starbuck (320) 239-2677 www.meixeltrucksales.com

Morris Lumber & Millwork

49110 State Hwy 28, Morris (320) 589-2331

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Fire Prevention Week 2016  

A special publication showcasing the volunteer fire departments from Morris, Chokio, Cyrus, Donnelly and Hancock, Minnesota.

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