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Fire Management

The NDFS Fire Management Program focuses on the protection of lives, property and natural resources from wildfire. North Dakota Forest Service programs support the state’s 388 fire departments, which are essential for enhancing firefighting capabilities and public safety. The program provides rural fire departments with cost-share funds for organizing, training, planning, purchasing and repairing fire equipment.

Fire Reporting Tool

Volunteer Fire Department Grant Opportunities

Federal Excess Property Request

Employment Opportunities

Fire Crew

Fire Squad Leader

Fire Engine Boss

Fire Employment Application Form



Michael Odell - Cooperative Fire Protection Manager
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel:  (701) 328-9916

Ryan Melin - Fire Manager
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel:  (701) 328-9985

Aaron Bucholz - Cooperative Fire Protection Technician
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel: 701-328-9946


Related Links

Respect the Flame                                              

National Weather Service Fire Weather Page        

North Dakota Firefighter’s Association        

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services  

National Fire Restrictions Website                        

Inciweb (National Incident Information Page)       

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