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Osseo firefighters want your help during major emergencies

Osseo (WQOW)- The 40-car pileup in Osseo last month has sparked the community to form a new initiative to act in times of emergency.

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Osseo Rural Fire Department Chief Nels Gunderson said after the February crash on 1-94, people have asked what they can do to help if there’s ever another emergency.

Gunderson said Monday night 30 to 40 residents showed up to hear more about the Kommunity Action Response Initiative.

He said they decided to spell community with a “k” in honor of Kari Steen, an Osseo firefighter who died from cancer last year.

Gunderson said if people want to be a part of the initiative they can fill out a form (below) so the fire department knows how they can help, and be contacted.

Related: Emergency responders stunned by Sunday’s 40-care pileup

“There’s lots of work that can be done around here in those kinds of events that doesn’t really require firemen,” Gunderson said. “We could be out doing our job and the community can come in and help us out, feeding the people, helping house the people, shuffle supplies things like that.”

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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