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June 9, 2017
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 9, 2017 - 11:18am
August 12, 2015
Laporte Days bed races, above left, pitted volunteer firefighters against each other, with the mayor thrown in for good measure, at right. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)
Bed races highlight Laporte Days fun
August 12, 2015 - 12:47pm
August 9, 2015
Members of the two-time defending champion Northwoods Bank team advance with the fire hose during Water Wars competition Thursday. A good crowd gathered along the street to watch this annual competition in the middle of Main, which kicked off the start of Legends & Logging weekend. Northwoods fell just short of the three-peat, losing in the final bout to Charlie’s Dime from Charlie’s Boat and Marine of Park Rapids. Charlie’s now takes possession of the Loony Travelling Trophy. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
Water Wars kicks off Legends & Logging Days
August 9, 2015 - 11:26am
March 12, 2015
Firefighters from Park Rapids, Nevis and the Eastern Hubbard County Fire District underwent training Saturday on extricating students in the event of a school bus accident.  (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Area firefighters train for school bus extrication
March 12, 2015 - 8:45am
February 5, 2015
A solemn Perham Fire Department pays its respects to John Merkins, an active-duty firefighter who died last week, by following his hearse on foot, in full gear, from Schoeneberger Funeral Home to Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham on Monday, before visitation. Merkins’ death is being investigated as a possible line of duty death. Eric Hendrickx / Forum News Service
Firefighters from Perham area gather to mourn, honor one of their own
February 5, 2015 - 8:39am
November 18, 2014
The new ladder truck is flanked by Ben Cumber, the main driver, and firefighters Matt Rousu and Curt Eischens. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Squeezing into a parking space
November 18, 2014 - 11:35am
April 5, 2014
Park Rapids firefighters past and present kicked off their 125th year of service posing for a group picture Wednesday night. Over the summer there will be celebrations, an open house complete with cook-out, seminars and a special supplement in the Enterprise. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Firefighters kick off 125th season
April 5, 2014 - 12:34pm
February 26, 2014
Letter: What is required of a firefighter?
February 26, 2014 - 1:44pm
February 19, 2014
Letter: What exactly does a firefighter do?
February 19, 2014 - 12:02pm
February 8, 2014
Firefighters, from left, are Tim Little, Randy McFarren and Larry Kruft. Jeff Green was not able to be present for the photo. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Veteran firefighters say farewell
February 8, 2014 - 12:48pm
November 20, 2013
Minnesota fire departments receive training grants
November 20, 2013 - 9:21am
March 2, 2013
Firefighters Tim Little, Kyle Little and Ben Cumber search for an address on the county map. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Firefighters re-learn how to navigate Hubbard County highways
March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
Crystal Krautkremer(Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
PR Fire Department gets first female firefighter
March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
December 17, 2011
Firefighters and other emergency personnel worked to extricate the driver from this overturned Jeep at a recent accident scene. The struts propping up the vehicle were used for the first time. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
New stabilizing equipment helping rescue workers
December 17, 2011 - 1:00pm
March 30, 2011
The Fire Department's new tricked out "ambulance" will carry rescue gear, oxygen, Jaws of Life, tools and dive suits. Firefighters put around $4,500 of donated funds into refurbishing the vehicle, which was sold to them by North Memorial Ambulance in Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
New fire truck on the way for Park Rapids Fire Department
March 30, 2011 - 1:00pm