Honoring firefighters

ND Firefighter’s Museum announces Hall of Fame inductees

Submitted Photo The North Dakota Firefighter’s Museum in Garrison will hold an open house Oct. 14 during the Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet being held in the Garrison City Auditorium.

GARRISON — The North Dakota Firefighter’s Museum announces the 2017 inductees into the North Dakota Firefighters Hall of Fame.

The 2017 inductees are:

® Arlo Griesbach, of Powers Lake, active firefighter since 1987. Truck captain, training officer, safety officer, assistant chief, chief-Powers Lake Rural Fire Protection District, past president-ND Fire Prevention, director- ND Firefighter’s Museum, co-president & co-founder-ND Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial, lifetime member-NDFCA, lifetime member, past president- NDFA.

® David Johnson, of Larimore, active firefighter since 1978 (retired 2014). Captain, assistant chief, chief, secretary, training officer-Larimore Fire Department, trustee, lifetime member-NDFA.

® Peter O’Neill of Grand Forks, active firefighter since 1973. Senior firefighter, captain, deputy chief, chief-Grand Forks Fire Department.

® Gabe Scheet of Rugby, active firefighter since 1960 (retired 1983). Lieutenant, assistant chief- Rugby Fire Department, president- NDFA.

Inductions into the Hall of Fame recognize outstanding individuals whose contributions to and leadership of the fire service within the state of North Dakota have been a milestone in the development of those services; whose actions have served not just their community but have contributed significantly to the fire service on a regional, statewide, or national basis; and, whose leadership and accomplishments in these areas are widely recognized and respected in the North Dakota fire service. The Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet is open to the public and being held in Garrison on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Garrison City Auditorium.

Festivities will begin with an open house at the N.D. Firefighter’s Museum at 4 p.m., followed by the Fallen Firefighter’s Remembrance Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. A social will follow at 5 p.m., the banquet at 6 p.m. and then the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame induction and banquet are $25 each. Tickets for kids 12 and under are $10. The banquet meal will include prime rib, baked potato, vegetable and coleslaw. Reservations and tickets can be obtained by contacting McKaila Matteson at 463-2345 or by e-mail at ndfm@restel.com.