On Wednesday, July 19, emergency services from around the area were at Forestburg Farmers Elevator for a pre-incident planning session. The purpose of this event was to learn about the business and discuss how to handle emergency events that may occur, like fire, grain engulfment and high angle rescues. While there, a refresher grain engulfment rescue was held.

Upcoming events

   Sept. 7-10, 2023: Iowa Firefighters Convention, Iowa Falls.

Sept. 9-10, 2023: Fire School, Grainfield, KS.

   Sept. 10, 2023: South Dakota 9-11 “Let’s Roll” Memorial Ride to honor the fallen heroes, 8 a.m. starts at Spearfish Station #1.

Sept. 13-14, 2023: South Dakota Chapter IAAI Investigation Conference, Arrowwood Conference Center, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma.

Sept. 15-16, 2023: Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) Annual Conference, Breezy Point.

Sept. 17, 2023: Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Service at the Nebraska Firefighter’s Museum and Memorial Gardens in Kearney. 

   Sept. 23, 2023: 2nd Annual Quad Cities Firefighter Chili Cook Off, 1-4 p.m., Isle of Capri covered parking lot, Bettendorf. $10 entry fee to sample each chili and vote for the winner. All proceeds benefit the Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023: 4th Annual South Dakota Fall Conference and Membership Meeting, AmericInn, 312 Island Dr., Fort Pierre. Friday 5 p.m. to Sunday 11 a.m.

Oct. 3, 2023: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid meeting at Lyman. (NOTE: This has been moved from Oct. 12.)

Oct 7-8, 2023: Fire School, Herington, KS – Grant writing.

   Oct. 13-14, 2023: The Tiffin Fire Department and Tiffin Emergency Responders’ Association’s Midwest Fire Service Leadership Conference, held at Clear Creek-Amana High School Auditorium, Tiffin, Chief Douglas Cline will be the keynote speaker, registration is open. Go to the website at https://tiffin-iowa.



   Oct. 15, 2023: Alta Firemen’s Association Appreciation Supper and Car Show, Alta, 12 p.m. registration begins at fire station, 1 p.m. parade lineup, 2 p.m. parade, 2:30-6 p.m. car show at BV Fairgrounds, 4-7 p.m. Appreciation Meal, free will donation at the Alta Community Building, 5 p.m. trophies presented.

Oct. 19-22, 2023: Nebraska State Conference, hosted by Dakota City at Marriott Riverfront Hotel, South Sioux City.

   Oct. 20-21, 2023: Tri State Emergency Responder Conference, Dubuque.

Oct. 21, 2023: Free Recruitment Training, Inver Grove Heights. Learn the latest marketing tools to attract, hire and on-board new firefighters. Sign up at MSFDA.org/Safer-Grant.

Nov. 4-5, 2023: Fire School, Grant County, KS.

Dec. 2-3, 2023: Fire School, Russell County, KS.

   Jan. 27-28, 2024: 2024 Annual State Fire School, Prairie Meadows, Altoona.

   Apr. 4-6, 2024: Mid-Year Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls.

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Jeff Gargano - Editor
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Humboldt, IA 50548

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