Two ND firefighters to be honored

GARRISON – The North Dakota Firefighter’s Museum announces the 2022 inductees into the North Dakota Firefighters Hall of Fame.

The 2022 inductees into the North Dakota Firefighters Hall of Fame Kenneth Popiel of Grafton and Raymond Volk of Surrey.

An active firefighter with the Grafton Fire Department since 1980, Popiel’s work includes as assistant fire chief and training officer, fire chief and vice president of the Walsh County Fire Chiefs Association.

An active firefighter with the Surrey Fire Department since 1973, Volk’s work includes fire department secretary treasurer and president of NDFA (2003-2004).

Induction into the Hall of Fame is based on outstanding individuals whose contributions to and leadership of the fire service within the state of North Dakota have been milestones 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 everyone and is being held Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Garrison Fire Department. It will begin with an open house at the N.D. Firefighter’s Museum at 4:30 p.m., the Fallen Firefighters Remembrance Ceremony at 5 p.m., followed by a social, and supper to be served at 6 p.m., with the banquet and induction ceremony to follow.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and 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 Amber Klingbeil at 463-2345 or by e-mail at ndfm@restel.com.


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