Training fire at Gilmore City, Iowa.

   May 14-15, 2022: NFA F0770 Fire Investigation: First Responders Course, Black Hawk Fire Department meeting hall, Black Hawk. Register 605-692-6323 or email jscott@cityof

brookings-sd.gov

   When teaching fire attack classes to beginning firefighters one of the most common questions is “how much water do I need?” I always smile and answer “enough to put the fire out.” I realize this is a Captain Obvious response but, it will always depend on several factors. The first is the fuel load. What and how much is burning?

     At the recent Mid-Year Business Meeting of the Iowa Firefighters Association, it was announced to those in attendance that the Memorial Walls will be full in less than 10 years and we need to start fund raising for the wall expansions.  

   The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Board of Directors held its annual spring meeting in Arlington, VA, on April 8-9. Sixty directors from 40 states gathered to conduct Council business, participate in committee meetings, hear from guest speakers, and present the NVFC’s annual achievement awards.

   The Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Pennington St, Rapid Valley, unincorporated, Pennington County, SD on Mar. 27, 2022 at 11:29 p.m.

Ice rescue training at Kirwin, KS fire school

Apr. 1-3, 2022: KSFFA Annual Conference, Hays.

   Apr. 2, 2022: Southeast District Spring School, Viborg, V-H School Facility, 203 West Park Ave., registration 7:30 a.m.

Training fire at Gilmore City, Iowa.
Ice rescue training at Kirwin, KS fire school

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