IFA Past President Bill Halleran was in Edgewood on March 21 showing them Genesis Extrication Tools when firefighters were paged out to a house fire. Strawberry Point was called for mutual aid. Photo by Bill Halleran.

Upcoming Events

May 3, 2019: Northeast Nebraska Volunteers Quarterly Meeting, Tekamah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, 8 p.m.

     May 4, 2019: Pre-Convention Meeting, Manchester.

May 4, 2019: Run For Ruhl, registration/check in begins at 2 p.m., Memorial Park Bandshell, 444 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City. 5K Fun Run begins at 3 p.m., proceeds donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Door prizes and silent auction starts at 5 p.m. at Hay Camp Brewing Company, 601 Kansas City Street, local food trucks available.

     May 4, 2019: Argyle Volunteer Fire Department Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., public invited to drop by and talk with our members about the station and equipment. There will be free hot dogs, burgers and drink.

     May 5, 2019: Anamosa Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the fire station, pancakes, whole hog sausage, eggs, and drinks will be served.

May 17-19, 2019: Fire School, Grand Island, NE.

     May 17-18, 2019: Black Hills Wildland Interagency Training.

     May 18, 2019: Ankeny Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 a.m., at Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters, 120 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny. Free event with voluntary goodwill donations to benefit the St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation.

     May 25, 2019: Hills Fire Department’s Waterfights, registration at noon, fights start at 1 p.m. Food and drink provided. Four place trophies men and women’s division, 1-3/4” hose. Contact Kathy 319-530-4012.

     May 31-June 2, 2019: Ultra High Pressure Summit, Bondurant, IA. Register at https://appengine.egov.com/apps/nics/Bondurant/emergencyservices/safetys...

     June 1, 2019: Albion Annual Waterfights, ball diamond location same as last year, 1-1/2 hose, double elimination, 1st-3rd place trophies, adult and kids welcome. Registration 11 a.m., fights start at 12 noon.

     June 1, 2019: Ely Waterfights, men’s 2-1/2, women’s 1-1/2, 1st-4th places on both, food after the fights. Registration 12 noon, women start at 1 p.m. with men to follow. Contact Brad Malatek with any questions 319-521-5647.

June 7-8, 2019: NFA F0760 The New Fire Chief; Challenging Issues, Mitchell Technical Institute, 1800 E. Spruce, St., Mitchell, SD; https://apps.usfa.fema/.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10505.

     June 7-9, 2019: South Dakota State Fire School, Mitchell.

     June 7, 2019: Monticello Night Waterfights, at the fire station, 1-3/4 hose for men and women, single elimination, at the fire station. Registration 5:30 p.m., women start at 6:30 p.m. with men to follow. Questions call Tommy 319-481-0636.

     June 8, 2019: Riverdale Overhead and Ground Waterfights, men and women 1-1/2 hose, double elimination for overhead and ground, trophies for top 4 in womens, mens and ground. Registration 10 a.m., women start at 11 a.m. with men to follow. Ground after overhead. Call Randy Bowers with any questions 563-209-7823.

     June 8, 2019: IFA Board of Director’s meeting, Newhall Fire Department, 10 a.m.

     June 8, 2019: Candlelight Memorial Service, Coralville, dusk.

     June 9, 2019: Memorial Service, Coralville, 10:30 a.m.

     June 14, 2019: Jewell Jubliee Waterball Competition, beginning at 1830 hrs., on main street, IFA rules, men and women all 2” lines. Contact Troy Knutson, 515-290-3995.

July 6, 2019: East Central Nebraska Fire Prevention Co-op hosts Fire Prevention Fun Day at Fremont State Lakes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 11, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Scotts Bluff County Communications Center.

     July 12, 2019: Griswold Fire and Rescue waterfights, Griswold Fire Station, registration at 6 p.m., women’s fights start at 6:30 p.m. with men’s to follow, 1-1/2” hose. Food available.  Southwest IA Fire Department t-shirt quilt auction.

     July 13, 2019: Griswold Fire and Rescue Annual Pancake Breakfast, Griswold Fire Station, 7-10 a.m.

     July 27, 2019: Walker Fire Department’s 100 Year Anniversary – breakfast 6-11 a.m., free will donation; waterball registration 11 a.m., fights start at noon, both women’s and men’s all using 1-1/2”; truck show registration starts at 9 a.m. with judges starting review at 3 p.m., 4 categories with top 2 positions receiving prizes; parade with line up at 5 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Any questions call Bill Norris 319-423-5236, email walkeriafire@gmail.com or call the fire station 319-448-4498.

July 27, 2019: R-Hero Camp, Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center, Kearney, for children ages 7-15.

     Aug. 6, 2019: Hall of Flame - Set Up, 5 p.m.

     Aug. 8-18, 2019: Iowa State Fair

Aug. 17, 2019: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center, Kearney. For information on activities and events visit www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum

     Aug. 19, 2018: Hall of Flame – Tear Down, 5 p.m.

     Sept. 4-9, 2019: 141st IFA Convention, Manchester.

     Sept. 7, 2019: Strawberry Point Firefighters Association Raffle will be drawn. Chance to win custom made bar, tickets cost $10 or 3 for $20, for ticket sales or more information connect on Facebook, visit Rodas Chevrolet or ask any Strawberry Point Firefighter.

     Sept. 9, 2019: 141st IFA Convention Business Meeting, 9 a.m., Manchester.

     Sept. 21-22, 2019: CITA / Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids.

Oct. 3, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Gering Fire Department.

Oct. 17-20, 2019: Conference, Kearney, NE

     Oct. 18-19, 2019: Tri State Emergency Responder Conference, Dubuque.

     Nov. 4-5, 2019: Northwestern Area Training Academy, Fort Dodge.




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