Casselton, N. D., Fire Department

Casselton, N. D., Fire Department

FIRE DEPARTMENT AT CASSELTON, N. D.

Combatting fires in North Dakota in the winter time is not the most agreeable pastime that can be found. For several months of the year the department is compelled to answer fire alarms on sleds, and through snow several feet in depth. Not infrequently is the thermometer registering 30 degrees below zero when the firemen arc called to duty. That experiences of this kind have a tendency to create robust manhood is pretty well evidenced by the faces and physiques of the group of North Dakotans illustrated on this page, who constitute the fire department of Casselton, a small town near Fargo, on the border line which divides the State from Minnesota. As yet Casselton has no motor fire apparatus, but the department, being made up of young men of push and determination, it is not believed that many years will lapse before they will own their motorpropelling and pumping fire machinery.

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