Firefighters from Vail, Manilla and Dow City assisted the Denison Fire Department in fighting a rural structure fire on April 5 at 2:30 a.m. Photo by Jim Clark, DVFD.

May 1-2, 2021: SFM – Training Division Incident Safety Officer Course, Columbus Fire Dept., 4630 Howard Boulevard, Columbus.

     May 2, 2021: Central District School, Huron.

     The 26th Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial site in Coralville.  Address for the site: 1 Russell Slade Blvd.

     New Hampton Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Nick Jurgensen is shown looking over a controlled burn they performed for an individual in their fire district. The photo was taken by New Hampton Fire Chief Toby Schwickerwath.

                  Current and past officers of the Iowa Firefighters Association are pictured at the IFA Mid-Year meeting held April 17 in West Des Moines.

     An accidental fire in the roof of a BNSF facility in Alliance left millions in estimated damage over the weekend.

     Doty Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of visible flames accompanied by high winds on Mar. 29, 2021 at 9:21 a.m. Firefighters arrived and found a fast-moving ground fire in extreme fire danger conditions as a wildland-urban interface incident. Firefighters immediately called for a three-alarm response.

Firefighters from Vail, Manilla and Dow City assisted the Denison Fire Department in fighting a rural structure fire on April 5 at 2:30 a.m. Photo by Jim Clark, DVFD.

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Hello Kansas Fire Service. I hope this edition of the Firewire finds you and yours doing well. This article will be a book to describe what has been happening. What a New Year already, right?

Overhaul

     Being a firefighter has some great benefits. Riding in a truck with lights and sirens, cool shirts, the respect of your community, etc. There are a few things about this job that do stink.

Stuart fire

Stuart Fire was called into service at 1 a.m. on Nov. 26 for a structure fire at the M and G Storage units at the west end of town. Smoke and heavy fire was found upon arrival.

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