Odebolt Fire Department conducted a training house burn on April 28.

Upcoming Events

     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, 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 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: Public Safety Appreciation Night  at Summer 1st Fridays On Main, Mitchell, SD. Live bands, food, drinks and family activities, 5-9 p.m. on the Corn Palace Plaza. Mitchell Carnegie Library and Museum South Dakota Fire Service Displays.

     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.

     June 16, 2019: State Center Fire & EMS Rose Festival Sunday Funday, water fights and leader line competition. Kids water fights: registration 9:30-10:15 a.m., fights start at 10:30 a.m. Leader Line: registration 9:30-11:30 a.m., starts approx. 12 noon. FD women/men water fights: registration 9:30-11:30 a.m., fights start approx. 1 p.m. Rules: Leader line follows all IFA rules. Water fights: 1-1/2” hose for kids/women, 2-1/2” hose for men, limit 4 teams per department, able to rotate team members except nozzlemen. For questions & early registration: Hunter Wilkening 641-750-2712.

     June 21, 2019: Adair Fire Department Chuckwagon Days Waterfights, registration starts at 5 p.m., $5 registration fee per person, 1-1/2” hoses, women start at 6 p.m., cash payout for 1st-3rd places, single elimination (double, pending on amount of teams). Open house with a ribeye sandwich meal starting at 5:30 p.m., free will donation to help offset costs of new fire station.

     June 22, 2019: Adair Fire and Rescue Poker Run, starting at noon. Contact 712-249-6419 for more information. Beer Garden and Bar-B-Que, 10:30 a.m. at the Adair Fire Station, street dance at 8 p.m. featuring Who Nu.

     June 22, 2019: Harlan Fire Department hosting a 5K Walk/Run and Firefighter Water Fights. 5K Walk/Run: pre-register by June 12 to be guaranteed a T-shirt, www.0513Miller.wixsite.com/hfdwalkrun . Water Fights: registration starts 11 a.m., water fights 12 noon, North Park, 6th & Main Street, Harlan. RSVP by Friday, June 7 to Richard Petersen at rpetersenhfd@outlook.com; cost $10 per captain, following Iowa Fire rules. Food available to purchase.

June 22, 2019: Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department Rib Cookoff, open to any fire department, sign up and rules meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21 at the firehall with the ribs handed out at that time. $100/team, 80% payback and bragging rights, top 3 pitmasters. No electric or propane smokers allowed. Contact person: Rich Bendt 605-488-0412.

     June 29, 2019: Bud Hollar Memorial Water Fights, Iowa Falls, registration 11 a.m-1 p.m., women’s 1.5 starts at 1 p.m. with men’s 2.5 to follow.

     July 6, 2019: 125th Celebration of Mechanicsville Fire Department, softball tournament, bags tournament, awards, parade at 18:30 and a street dance at 20:00 to midnight. Challenge coins $10. Contact Chief Koch’s email jake_koch@hotmail.com

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 9, 2019: (NOTE: DATE CHANGED TO THIS) 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. https://www.facebook.com/events/392396228201204/

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: After 36 years with the State of South Dakota Fire Marshal Steve Harford is retiring in June. Come celebrate with us at the Clear Lake Fire Department, 311 Highway 22 E, Clear Lake from 12-3 p.m.

     July 13, 2019: Benefit Ride, Exit 308, Plankinton, SD. Check us out on Facebook, Fire Iron Station 49.

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

     July 13, 2019: Breda Firefighter Association Golf Outing, 4-person best ball, 18 holes, $140 per team, Breda Golf Course. Contact Matt Koster 712-830-5926. Pork chop supper to follow – free will donation.

     July 13-14, 2019: Belle Plaine 2nd Annual Cat Fishing Tournament, registration / check-in Saturday, July 13, 2-3 p.m., fishing starts at 3 p.m. sharp, no early departures. Sunday, July 14 - Weigh-in 7-10 a.m. Breakfast available during weigh-ins for a free will donation. Boundaries are from the Koszta Access to Duffis Landing on the Iowa River ONLY. All Iowa DNR laws and regulations apply. Questions Nick 319-558-6096 or Johnny 402-850-3113.

     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.org .

     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.

Sept. 21-22, 2019: Wichita H.O.T. (Hands on Training); Keynote speaker Jeff Shupe. Enrollment will begin this spring at www.wichitahot.com and more information will be available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wichitahot/ 4780 E. 31st Street S. Wichita.

Sept. 29, 2019: Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service

Oct. 2019: MSFDA Board Meeting

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

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

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




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