The Onida Fire Department did some water rescue training at the Onida swimming pool in July.  It was interesting and challenging trying to operate in the water while trying to package a patient safely for getting out of the water.

Sept. 9-13, 2020: CANCELLED - IFA Convention, Grinnell.

Sept. 12-14, 2020: Gering Engine Academy

Sept. 12, 2020: Southeast District Fall Fire School, Vermillion Fire Department, Vermillion, registration begins at 7 a.m.

     It is not uncommon to be called to possible gas leak. These can be potential disasters if we are not careful. The good thing is they often result in very minor, if not what we would consider, false alarms. Here is where they can become very dangerous. The more we are called to them we begin to let our guard down.

 A 1948 structure at NEW Cooperative in Bode was burned in a training exercise on Saturday morning. A total of 60 firefighters from 14 fire departments took part in the exercise. See more photos inside this issue and at www.humboldtnews.com.

     On one of the hottest days of the year, July 18, three large buildings at NEW Cooperative in Bode were burned down in a training burn.

The Lake Mills Fire Department held a training burn on Aug. 5. Photos by Sherylee Gasper of the Lake Mills Graphic.    

The Humboldt Fire Department needed backup and wasn’t shy about asking for it at a fire that broke out around 11:45 a.m. Monday morning, July 27, at Yacht Club Trailers located at 1419 11th St. N. in Humboldt.

	IFA board members attended the Fire Service Training Bureau ribbon cutting and grand opening on Wednesday, August 12, at the new facility on Camp Dodge. Pictured from left to right: IFA Past President Marv Trimble, IFA President Gene Evans, Deputy Adjutant General Stephen Osborn, Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld, FSTB Bureau Chief John Kraemer, State Fire Marshal Dan Wood, IFA 3rd vice-president Chuck Raska and IFA 5th vice-president Aaron Clemons.

     Greetings Fellow Firefighters: As I am sitting here writing this, it seems like only yesterday I was penning my very first article as a newly elected Fifth Vice. As many of the Past Presidents had told me “the time will fly by”. What they didn’t tell me was that it will pass in what seems like the blink of an eye.

The Onida Fire Department did some water rescue training at the Onida swimming pool in July.  It was interesting and challenging trying to operate in the water while trying to package a patient safely for getting out of the water.
 A 1948 structure at NEW Cooperative in Bode was burned in a training exercise on Saturday morning. A total of 60 firefighters from 14 fire departments took part in the exercise. See more photos inside this issue and at www.humboldtnews.com.
	IFA board members attended the Fire Service Training Bureau ribbon cutting and grand opening on Wednesday, August 12, at the new facility on Camp Dodge. Pictured from left to right: IFA Past President Marv Trimble, IFA President Gene Evans, Deputy Adjutant General Stephen Osborn, Johnston Mayor Paula Dierenfeld, FSTB Bureau Chief John Kraemer, State Fire Marshal Dan Wood, IFA 3rd vice-president Chuck Raska and IFA 5th vice-president Aaron Clemons.

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HazMat call

Members of several Northeast Nebraska Fire Departments work a HazMat call Monday morning, June 14, in O’Neill. Photo by Aaron Beckman.

Barn fire

     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.

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