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WEST FARGO—There are some big changes happening for the West Fargo Fire Department.

There will now be seven full time firefighters at the department's south station starting on January 1st.

The department will still keep about 44 volunteers.

Fire Chief Dan Fuller said this was a transition that needed to happen because of how quickly West Fargo has been growing.

He says by the end of the year the department will have responded to 30-percent more calls than last year which is nearly 500 calls.

"The growth of the city really inhibited our ability to continue operate the way we have since 1940 until now," said Dan Fuller, WF Fire Chief.

The Department will hire four more full-time employees in 2019.

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