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.

Upcoming Events

   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. 

   Mar. 15-16, 2024: IHCC Fire School at Ottumwa Airport Campus, Ottumwa. To schedule a class contact Lori Reeves at 800-726-2585 ext. 5337 or 641-683-5337 or email lori.reeves@indian .

   Mar. 16, 2024: Nebraska Fire Chiefs 8th Annual Fire Chief Retention, Recruitment and Leadership Symposium, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Norfolk.

   Mar. 22, 2024: Grand Junction Fire Rescue 3rd Annual Fish Fry, 5:30 – till fish is gone, Grand Junction Fire Station, $12, 5 and under free. Beer for sale $5/can. Breaded cod, mac & cheese, fries and coleslaw.

   Mar. 24, 2024: Olin Hose Company Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., 104 E. Main St., Olin, pancakes, sausage – links and patties, hashbrowns, made to order eggs, biscuits and gravy, adults $12, kids 6-12 $6, 5 & under free. This will be the 1st breakfast in the new Emergency Services Building.

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

Apr. 5, 6 & 7, 2024: Kansas Annual Conference, Salina, KS.

   Apr. 11, 2024: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, Bridgeport.

   Apr. 12-13 2024: IaSFSI Conference, Johnston. Instructors can register at or contact any board member. Membership is included in the conference fee.

   Apr. 21, 2024: Palo Iowa Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast in memory of Stephen Cook, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Palo Fire Department, 2797 Creek Ridge Drive.

May 5, 2024: Clarkson Fire and Rescue Omelet Breakfast, made-to-order omelets served with potatoes and toast, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Clarkson Fire and Rescue Department.

   May 17-19, 2024: Nebraska State Fire School, Grand Island.

   June 8, 2023: Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Candlelight Service, Coralville.

   June 8-9, 2024: 29th Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service, Coralville.

   June 13-15, 2024: South Dakota State Fire School, Watertown, SD.

   June 15, 2024: Annual Bob Tichota Fire Prevention Fun Day, Fremont State Lakes, 11 a.m-2 p.m., hosted by East Central Nebraska Fire Prevention Co-op.

   June 22, 2024: Annual PAC Fund Golf Tournament, Fox Run, Dike. It helps support our legislators who support us. It would be great if we could fill the course this year.

   July 11, 2024: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, McGrew.

   Aug. 16, 2024: Beresford Fire Department 125 Years Old

   Sept. 4-7, 2024: Iowa Firefighters Convention, Iowa Falls.

Sept. 20-21, 2024: 147th Annual MSFDA Conference, Mankato.

   Sept. 27-29, 2024: Fall Fire Conference, Fort Pierre AmericInn Conference Center, Fort Pierre.

   Oct. 10, 2024: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, Mitchell.

   Oct. 17-19, 2024: NSVFA Annual Convention, Gering, NE.

   Jan. 9, 2025: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, Scotts Bluff Co. 911 Center (Annual Meeting).

   Apr. 10, 2025: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, Torrington (WY).

   July 10, 2025: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, U.S. Fish & Wildlife.

   Oct. 9, 2025: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, West Nebraska Regional Airport.







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