IFA Hall of Flame at Iowa State Fair

     Sept. 8-12, 2021: IFA Annual Convention, Grinnell.

When teaching forcible entry, we stress the “try before you pry” concept. In today’s society the majority of the homes and businesses we respond to will be locked. The path of least resistance is always the best way to make entry into a facility.

Crews from Bennet, Eagle, Southeast and Hickman work to control a barn fire. Photo courtesy of the Bennet Volunteer Fire Department.

     This past month the Pierre Dive Squad hosted a Dive Rescue 1 Course.  This was a three-day (24 hour) class to learn the latest techniques in underwater rescue and recovery. The class consisted of divers from the Lake County Dive Squad, Huron Dive Squad and Pierre Dive Squad.

     The morning of Aug. 9th, at 5:30 a.m., Chancellor Fires Engine 1, Engine 5, and Tender 4 with eight personnel were dispatched 1-1/2 miles southeast of Chancellor for a confirmed structure fire.   

     Mutual aid was requested from the Davis and Lennox Fire Departments and the Parker Ambulance. 

Colby, KS, fire training

Aug. 14-15, 2021: MTAA.

Aug. 25-29, 2021: SCAFFA, www.scaffa.org

Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021: Career Survival 2.0 – A Culture of Administrative Safety, Olathe Fire Department.     

IFA Hall of Flame at Iowa State Fair
Colby, KS, fire training

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Evacuate

     May 16, 2021 a train derailed and burst into flames on the south side of Sibley, IA. My department, along with many others from the area were called for mutual aid.

July in Nebraska

     Nebraska Firefighters and Rescue members of the NSVFA: Welcome to summer in Nebraska.  It is the middle of June and we have already had more 90-degree days this month then I think we have had

Let’s Be Ready

    2021 State Fire School was successful and well attended. We had 335 class attendees on both days, and 21 vendors showcasing their products and information.

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