Members of the North Platte Fire Department welcome everyone to the annual conference Oct. 16-18.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 5 -11, 2014: Fire Prevention Week – “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month.”

Oct. 5, 2014: Wayne (NE) Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wayne Firehall, 510 Tomar St., serving omelets, pancakes, French toast, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of fire and rescue equipment.

     Oct. 11, 2014: Live Fire Skills Weekend, Ames.

Oct. 11, 2014: Fire Prevention and Safety Day, Nebraska Firefighters Museum, 2434 E. 1st St., Kearney, 2-4 p.m., free admission to event and museum, prizes and games.

Oct. 11, 2014: Springfield (SD) Fire Department Chili Cook-Off, Springfield Fire Hall, judging 5-8 p.m., grand prize of minimum payout of $100. Entry fee is $10 and one gallon is required. Contact Megan Winckler 605-369-2183 by Oct. 1 to secure your entry. A chili feed will follow the judging and games and activities focused on fire prevention and education for the kids will also be available.

Oct. 16-18, 2014: Annual NSVFA Conference, North Platte.

     Oct. 17-18, 2014: Tri-State Emergency Responder Conference,

     Oct. 23-24, 2014: Haz-Mat Symposium, Ames.

Oct. 23, 2014: BLS PEPP course, SD EMS Conference SF

     Oct. 24-25, 2014: Iowa Fire Chiefs Conference, Le Mars.

     Oct. 26, 2014: IFA Board of Directors meeting, 10 a.m., Norwalk Fire Department, 1100 Chatham, Norwalk, IA 50211.

     Nov. 1-2, 2014: Northwestern Area Training Academy, Fort Dodge.

     Nov. 14-15, 2014: 2014 Instructors Conference in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the IaSFSI with Chief Billy Goldfeder, E.F.O., Deputy Fire Chief of the Loveland-Symmes, FD, Associate/Contributing Editor for Fire Engineering, Fire-Rescue and Firehouse magazines, monthly columnist: Firehouse Magazine’s “Close Calls” and co-host of, as the featured speaker.

Nov. 21-22, 2014: ALS PEPP/PALS course, Minnehaha County Fire Marshal’s Office

     Jan. 12, 2015: First day of 2015 Legislative Session.

     Jan. 13, 2015: Governor’s Condition of the State Address, Des Moines.

     Jan. 18, 2015: IFA Board of Director’s Meeting, 10 a.m., Eagle Grove Fire Department, 208 E. Broadway, Eagle Grove, IA 50533.

     Jan. 27, 2015: Legislative Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Rm 116, Capitol, Des Moines.

     Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2015:  91st Annual State Fire School, Ames.

     Mar. 13-15, 2015: Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Western Iowa Tech Comm. College, Sioux City.

     March 21-22, 2015: Indian Hills Regional Fire School, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa.

     March 23, 2015: Firefighter Day on the Hill and Chili Cookoff, 12 noon, Capitol, Des Moines.

     March 28, 2015: Memorial Meeting. 9 a.m.; Mid Year Business Meeting, 10 a.m., Marriott, West Des Moines.

     March 28, 2015: Quad County/Hawkeye Comm. Fire School, Hawkeye Comm. College, Waterloo.

     April 16, 2015: 27th Annual C.F.S.I. Dinner, Washington D.C.

     April 17-18, 2015: NVFC Spring Conference, Washington, D.C.

     April 20-25, 2015: FDIC, Indianapolis, IN.

     June 6, 2015: IFA Board of Director’s Meeting, 11 a.m., Hiawatha Fire Department, 60 10th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233. Candlelight Memorial Service, dusk at the Memorial in Coralville.

     June 7, 2015: Memorial Service, 10:30 a.m., Coralville.

June 19, 2015: BLS PEPP course, State Fire School – Pierre. 

     Aug. 13-23, 2015: Iowa State Fair, Des Moines.

     Sept. 9-13, 2015: 137th IFA Convention, Story City.

     Sept. 13, 2015: 137th IFA Convention Business Meeting, 9 a.m., Story City.

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