KSFFA Annual Conference (held virtually)

     June 6, 2020: CANCELLED AGAIN! ---- IFA Midyear Meeting.

June 11-12, 2020: NOW CANCELLED: South Dakota Firefighters Association Fire School, Mitchell, SD.

     With most of my department’s current pumpers, we have the capability of electronic foam proportioning. This has been an amazing improvement in our fire suppression capabilities. With an onboard tank of foam, it is a matter of pushing a few buttons to provide a properly proportioned foam concentrate to the fire stream.

     Lake Mills, Joice and Emmons Fire Departments were called out to a barn fire at the Jason and Jaci Dilly acreage located on the north side of Rice Lake, Sunday evening, May 3. A spark from a burning brush fire is the suspected culprit. A second building started on fire, but the firefighters were able to save it.

     Cresco Community Fire Department received a report of combine fire in a field 1/2 mile south of Hwy. 9 on Robin Avenue at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th. 

Firefighters from the Tecumseh Fire District conducted a controlled burn for training on Saturday morning, May 2.

Members of Black Hawk, Box Elder, New Underwood, North Haines, Rapid Valley, and Whispering Pines Fire Departments took part in a prescribed burn on the afternoon of 8 May in rural Meade County.  This opportunity allowed some personnel working on qualification task books to receive valuable training.  Additionally, the controlled prescribed burn

KSFFA Annual Conference (held virtually)

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Al Esch at the IFA Memorial Service at Coralville.

Stress of calls

Many times we respond to tragic incidents without a second thought to what may be behind a door, around the corner, above or below us. Mentally prepared for what we may face.


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