Argusville hopes Hometown Heroes Night brings in funds to complete grain bin extraction set
The event at Scheels Arena Saturday night, Jan. 21, is hosted by the Fargo Force and Cross Insulation Inc. in support of emergency service organizations in the region.
ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — The Argusville Fire Department is hoping a charity event in Fargo this weekend will help them complete a set of life-saving equipment.
The Fargo Force and Cross Insulation Inc. will be hosting their Hometown Heroes Night at 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 Scheels Arena in support of local emergency services.
Sitting 18th on the priority list, the Argusville Fire Department would receive funds from the event if the 17 other projects became fully funded. Hometown Heroes Night had 26 emergency service organizations apply for the event this year, which is a new record.
The department is hoping to bring in the remaining items they need for grain bin extractions. They already have a "rescue wall" they received from a grant in September. But they need equipment like harnesses, ropes, and an auger to actually use it.
Argusville Fire Chief Randy Teberg says events like these are necessary for them to get the equipment they need.
"We don't raise a lot of money in the fire department, so we're looking- I mean all the equipment, it's a lot of money that we have to spend on everything."
Teberg also says they have a lot of grain bins in their area, so this need is especially critical.
"We hope we never have to use this stuff...to pull a person out," he said.
Funds would also help the department buy chop saws, which would only be used in the worst case scenario.