Leader line drill at Iowa Firefighters Convention in Grinnell

Oct. 2, 2021: 2021 Southeast South Dakota Fall School, Harrisburg.

Oct. 2-3, 2021: Regional Fire School, Wamego.

Oct. 7, 2021: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Torrington (WY) Fire Department.

The water application drill at the 143rd annual IFA Convention held in Grinnell on Sept. 11.

     When called into action for a fire we find ourselves rushing to extinguishment as quickly as possible. After all, we all know fires will just keep getting bigger if left unchecked right? Well, there are a few instances this is just a bad policy. One would be a compressed gas fire.

     On Tuesday, Aug. 10, Verdigre Fire and Rescue Squad held a joint practice involving two vehicles and three patients. Photo courtesy of the Verdigre Fire and Rescue Departments.

     The Hawk Draw fire started about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 when hay bales hauled by a semi caught fire and it spread into the trees. Several Pennington County fire departments attacked the fire through Aug. 19. The fire spread to about 350 acres. Submitted by Trevor Fricke of the Wasta Volunteer Fire Department.    

     Yankton firefighters participated in the annual River City Domestic Violence Walk A Mile in Their Shoes event held at Riverside Park. The event is a fundraiser and awareness for domestic violence where participants walked a distance in high heels for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse.

Leader line drill at Iowa Firefighters Convention in Grinnell

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Thank you Grinnell

     Greetings IFA Membership, The 143rd IFA Convention is in the books. Thank you to the Grinnell Fire Department and the city of Grinnell, your hospitality will not be forgotten.

Time to step back

     Nebraska Fire and Rescue members of the NSVFA: As I write this, I have been noticing shorter days so I feel I can welcome all of you hopefully to fall and the start of cooler weather.

Walk A Mile

     Yankton firefighters participated in the annual River City Domestic Violence Walk A Mile in Their Shoes event held at Riverside Park.

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