On Friday, December 7th 2018 the department held it’s second annual pinning ceremony. During the ceremony, four firefighters were given their badges for coming off probation, four were given their badges for being hired on full time, four captains were promoted, and our new Chaplin was recognized as well.
Firefighters Nirschl, Rose, Withnell, and Kopischke completed 12 months of probation where they completed Firefighter I training and were oriented to the department. Out of 11 firefighters brought on probation, these four were retained in the department.
Captains Dykema, Allickson, Schmid and Nesvold were officially promoted to their new rank. Nesvold will be assigned as a full time Captain in charge of Group 3, while Dykema will be leading the on call firefighters of Group 9, Allickson will have Group 6, and Schmid will have Group 4.
Fire Chaplain Mike O’Berg was also officially recognized as the department’s first chaplain. Pastor O’Berg serves the congregation of Faith Lutheran in West Fargo.