The group consists of mostly men, however, women’s health is one of their top priorities. Each year, the 32 members of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department work together to show support for women’s health causes. One of the most public is leading the walkers at the annual Running of the Pink event in June.

This year, the department is taking women’s health another step forward by selling t-shirts to benefit cancer care at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. The department announced its fundraiser at JRMC Thursday.


“This is important to us because fire departments around the country support women’s health efforts each year,” said Paul Bensch, JRFD captain. “It’s important to me, personally, because my wife, Janis, has battled cancer since 2008.”

In any given year, 30 percent of women over 40 in Stutsman County are not up to date on their mammograms. That’s more than 1,300 women in Stutsman County alone.

“We are so grateful to the fire department,” said Mike Delfs, JRMC president & CEO. “The generosity of this community is unreal.”

T-shirts are $20 available at the R.M. Stoudt’s or Jamestown Rural Fire Department in sizes medium through 4XL. To purchase, call (701) 269-0970, (701) 403-7451 or stop by R.M. Stoudt’s.

For more information on women’s health, call JRMC at (701) 952-5348. To learn more about the JRMC Cancer Center, call (701) 952-3954.