While teaching a recent Firefighter One program I heard one of my students say something that made me smile. “Let’s break something”. These words are spoken as a true firefighter would use them. Certainly, we don’t want to damage a person’s property and we are sad to see any loss for a member of the public.

Apr. 8, 2021: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Scottsbluff (rural) Fire Department.

Apr. 9-11, 2021: KSFFA Conference, Mulvane, KS.  

The Battle Creek Volunteer did a controlled burn of approximately 80 acres on Saturday, March 13.   Weather conditions were perfect. Photos submitted by Marlene Bomar.                  

     The Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wildland fire threatening structures in the 13000 block of Highway 16, Unincorporated Pennington County, SD on Mar. 5, 2021 at 2:41 p.m.

Finlayson Fire and Rescue, Askov Fire and Rescue and Hinckley Firewere called out for mutual aid by Sandstone Fire on a structure fire east of Sandstone on Feb. 14. See more photos inside. Submitted by Mike Drahosh of Finlayson Fire and Rescue.

IFA board members Brix, Barrick and Clemons with Senator Ragan from Mason City.

     Mar. 6, 2021: Colome Fire Department’s Annual Chicken Supper, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Colome Legion.

     Mar. 6, 2021: Davis Fire Department Pulled Pork Fundraiser, 5-7:30 p.m., Davis Legion, free will donation.

IFA board members Brix, Barrick and Clemons with Senator Ragan from Mason City.

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Shortly after 4:30 pm on Oct. 28, Janesville, Fire Rescue was paged out for a garage fire in the 9800 block of Big Woods Rd. Arriving law enforcement found the garage fully involved, with multiple exposures and four LP tanks inside. Janesville Fire Rescue, along with Denver, Fire and Mercy One CF Paramedics all responded to the fire. The fire was contained to the garage. The cause is under investigation. Photos by Larry Klodt.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 9-10, 2021: SFM – Training Division Course: Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations Course, North Platte FD, 715 S, Jeffers St., North Platte.

Traffic Control

     In my full-time job with the safety department of the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperatives, I spend a great deal of time worrying about my workers being involved in a work site traffic incident.


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