JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Team Fire has officially won the 6th Annual Jamestown Battle of the Badges.

The fun competition pitted the Jamestown Police Department against the Jamestown Fire Department to raise awareness and blood donations during the three-day blood drive.

Donor Recruitment Representative Weldon Roberts with Vitalant reports that out of 209 volunteers who signed up, 183 were able to donate with 19 giving blood for the first time. 30 volunteers donated Double Red Cells and 13 gave Convalescent Plasma on the automated machines.

“We were able to collect a total of 209 products and exceed our promise to local hospitals,” Roberts added.

“Team Fire actually had 105 votes and Team Law was correct with 102 votes. It was a very close battle this year and I am very happy with the results. I hope that we will be able to continue the Battle again next year and bring back the sponsors for t-shirts.”

Roberts thanked Police Chief Scott Edinger and Fire Chief Jim Reuther as the co-coordinators, Team Fire and Team Law as the sponsors, and the City of Jamestown for providing the Civic Center.

He also thanked volunteers Norma Howes, Yvonne Wegner, Elaine Soupir, Diane Witzig, Norm Trenda, Rick Ovind, and Shirley Fleith from Jamestown Volunteer Center for helping with the refreshments and Domino’s for donating pizza Thursday and Friday.