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NDDES, NDSU strengthen partnership through professional development opportunities for students

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services welcomed its newest team member in January through collaboration with North Dakota State University’s Department of Emergency Management. Marcus Rehder was recently hired to work for the agency as a planning specialist, while completing his bachelor’s degree in emergency management.


Burgum announces streamlined, unified spill reporting system

Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the completion of a new streamlined system that will provide a one-stop shop for energy industry producers, transporters and developers, as well as the public, to report hazardous material spills and releases.


Rapid antigen screening continues to be offered in Bismarck

Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health will continue to offer free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Additional rapid antigen screening events to be offered in Bismarck

Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services continue to support free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Additional rapid antigen screening events to be offered in Bismarck

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services continue to support free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Rapid antigen screening event to be offered in Bismarck

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services are supporting free mass screening events using rapid antigen tests this week at the Gateway Mall in Bismarck.


Initial Public Notice: FEMA DR-4475-DR-ND

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair and/or replace facilities damaged by flooding on June 29th-July 1st, 2020.


ND Schools Getting Cloth Masks To Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said North Dakota’s public and nonpublic schools will be getting shipments of cloth masks soon to help inhibit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


President grants Burgum’s request for major disaster declaration for severe summer storm damage

Friday, October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump has approved Gov. Doug Burgum’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration for the impacts of a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several counties and resulted in more than $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. 


North Dakota Firefighter Task Force Returns from Oregon Wildfire Support Mission

Friday, October 2, 2020

A task force comprised of 17 firefighters from the Minot, Williston, Grand Forks and Fargo fire departments returned home yesterday after two weeks supporting the wildfire response in western Oregon. Gov. Doug Burgum last month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Oregon, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with the wildfire suppression missions.