Bemidji Fire receives sizable grant

The Bemidji Fire Department was recently awarded a sizable grant from the federal government.

According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, the $321,527 Assistance to Firefighter Grant was awarded from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

The grant dollars will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus devices, which will provide respiratory protection for firefighters.

Bemidji Fire serves 18 local governmental units in a 522 square mile area with a population of about 35,000.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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