Congratulations to the Bryant Volunteer Fire Department on their newly acquired ice water rescue equipment. In late January they were blessed with a beautiful day to get out on the ice and train on how to safely and efficiently perform an ice water rescue. With all of the ice fishing happening in the area, this is another great service that the Bryant VFD can provide to their community and surrounding communities. Submitted by Trevor Lightfield.

   Mar. 10, 2024: Carroll NE Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake and Omelet Feed, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Carroll Auditorium, Carroll, NE.

Mar. 14-17, 2024: 2024 SD Wildland Fire Academy, Fort Pierre/Pierre. 

   Life - Fire - Layout is a 6 foot search of a doorway that increases situational awareness. To execute this quick search, a firefighter should adopt a low position by lying on their stomach within the doorway. Secure one foot on the door frame and initiate the search from that side.

“We are all firefighters because we love the fire service and we inherently want to help those in need. Keep that passion, keep that commitment, keep learning, and keep caring for each other.” - Jess Dunn, Chief of our Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau 

Firefighter Day on the Hill.

   Greetings. The Legislative season is in full swing and we have many bills being presented that we need your help to get passed, there are a few that we want to see defeated. Watch our web page for “Calls to Action” and know who your Senators and Representatives are and how to contact them.

On Jan. 29, the Rapid Valley Fire Department responded to a spreading commercial structure fire. The fire escalated to a three-alarm fire with firefighters responding from a three-county area facing darkness and lack of a suitable water supply. The fire was successfully contained with one firefighter receiving minor injuries. Photo courtesy of the Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

   The Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 5400 block of Old Folsom Rd., Rapid Valley, unincorporated, Pennington County, SD on Jan. 29, 2024 at 1:36 a.m.

Thin ice led to a rescue in Pierce County the first weekend in February.

Congratulations to the Bryant Volunteer Fire Department on their newly acquired ice water rescue equipment. In late January they were blessed with a beautiful day to get out on the ice and train on how to safely and efficiently perform an ice water rescue. With all of the ice fishing happening in the area, this is another great service that the Bryant VFD can provide to their community and surrounding communities. Submitted by Trevor Lightfield.
Firefighter Day on the Hill.
On Jan. 29, the Rapid Valley Fire Department responded to a spreading commercial structure fire. The fire escalated to a three-alarm fire with firefighters responding from a three-county area facing darkness and lack of a suitable water supply. The fire was successfully contained with one firefighter receiving minor injuries. Photo courtesy of the Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

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