This community notification system has been implemented by Grand Forks County. Local and rural residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergency announcements and critical community alerts. Severe weather alerts are also optional notices as well as text messages to any phone. Please follow this link to sign up for this service:
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The Northwood Fire Protection District has approximately 30-35 volunteer fire fighters. The District covers 9 townships in southwest Grand Forks County. The fire hall has been completely reconstructed since the total loss of the facility caused by the tornado. This building houses the emergency equipment to be ready at a moments notice. The City has a class 7 fire rating for water pressure. They are working toward a new fire truck as their next project.
The Northwood Police Department has 2 full time officers that serve the community. The department hosts an annual pet vaccination and registration clinic as well as a bike safety clinic each spring. Northwood is a safe place to raise a family.
In case of a power outage, first check your breakers to see if any of them have tripped off due to a power overload. If you determine the outage is not in your own electric service, we ask that you check with your neighbors to determine if they are also without service before reporting the outage. This will help us quickly locate the problem.
If the outage is during business hours, Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm, please call 587-6291 or 701-331-9572. If the outage is after hours please call 587-5651 to report the outage to the police department and they will contact the appropriate personnel.
Utilities on generator and emergency shelters
A 400kw standby generator is hooked up to run City Hall, the Community Center and the Fire Hall. We have back-up generators to run any of the City infrastructure including lift stations, lagoon and the water tower. This will provide water and sewer during any electrical outage. It will also give the community emergency shelters to use during an extended outage. The system is tested monthly.
Road Conditions and Closings
Public Works 701-587-6291
or Public Works Cell Phone 701-331-9572
Utility Billing, Reservations for Campbell Park RV Sites & City Community Center 701-587-5370