The Iowa Firefighters Association hosted the annual States Networking meeting on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Des Moines. Pictured in front from left to right are: Kerry Federer, Illinois; Mark Meints, Nebraska; Kenny Krause, Nebraska; Terry Ford, Illinois; Charlie Kludt, South Dakota; John Swan, Illinois; and Barry Keunkel, Wisconsin. Second row (all Iowa): Jason Barrick, Rick Schmidt, Mike Kime, Kent Brix, Roger Carr and Chuck Raska. Photo by Taylor Moore.

Dec. 2-4, 2022: South Dakota Fire Chiefs Leadership Conference, Cadillac Jacks Resort, Deadwood.

Dec. 12, 2022: Minnesota Wild Hometown Heroes: Firefighters Appreciation Night, vs Edmonton at 7 p.m. 

Jan. 7, 2023: IFA Board Budget work session.

   I wonder how many times our hose gets handled in its lifetime. On some of our trucks it may not move very much. On others it is unloaded and loaded on every call. I know we could get into a long conversation of what loads are the most effective. We could spend hours debating what size and brand delivers the most flow with the least effort.

Buck Bassett of Ogallala, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Old Timers Association, addresses the crowd at the Old Timers luncheon held Oct. 22 at Norfolk as President Tracy Burns of Dakota City looks on.

On September 24, Martin Volunteer Fire Department Hosted the 2022 Badlands Fire School in Martin. Five classes were offered for the day. Badlands Fire District Meeting was also held along with District Elections. There was a good turnout of personnel in attendance for the training that was offered.

Trego County fire school training Nov. 5-6. 

Hennepin Technical College 

First in Understaffed

Two full days of realistic blue-collar firefighting.

Two burn buildings outfitted and furnished to match street challenges, 60+ entries all under live fire, and all completed with 2 person crews.

Thank you to all the participants for your incredibly hard work.

The Iowa Firefighters Association hosted the annual States Networking meeting on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Des Moines. Pictured in front from left to right are: Kerry Federer, Illinois; Mark Meints, Nebraska; Kenny Krause, Nebraska; Terry Ford, Illinois; Charlie Kludt, South Dakota; John Swan, Illinois; and Barry Keunkel, Wisconsin. Second row (all Iowa): Jason Barrick, Rick Schmidt, Mike Kime, Kent Brix, Roger Carr and Chuck Raska. Photo by Taylor Moore.

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A group photo was taken of the NVFC Directors, Alternate Directors and board members at the National Volunteer Fire Council Conference in Arlington, VA.

NVFC meeting

I would like to thank the NSVFA and its members for giving me the opportunity to represent you as the Alternate Director of the NVFC. At this time I am serving on three committees for the NVFC.

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