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Minot Fire Department receives Enbridge grant

Submitted Photo Enbridge presented a $7,500 grant Thursday to the Minot Fire Department to purchase equipment to assist with extricating passengers from vehicles. Participating in the presentation are, from left, Minot Fire Chief Kelli Kronschnabel, Enbridge community engagement adviser Wendy Pank, Assistant Fire Chief Lonnie Sather, Capt. Austin Burns and Capt. Devin Walter.

The Minot Fire Department received a $7,500 grant from Enbridge Thursday to assist the department in purchasing new life-saving equipment.

The funds, from the Enbridge Safe Community Program, will allow the department to acquire a battery-operated tool designed to help remove occupants from vehicles involved in accidents.

“Because this tool is battery operated, it’s very mobile and it’s an all-in-one tool for cutting and spreading in the case of a vehicle accident,” said Assistant Fire Chief Lonnie Sather. “We appreciate Enbridge’s commitment to the safety of our community. They’ve been a tremendous partner in helping us protect the residents of Minot.”

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