The 2024 South Dakota State Fire School was held June 13-15 at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown with 535 firefighters taking part. Performance Towing of Watertown set up some challenging extrication class scenes.

  July 11, 2024: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association Meeting, McGrew.

July 13-14, 2024: Ellis County Fire School.

   July 15, 2024: 7:30 p.m. Lake region meeting, location not listed.

   Fire doesn’t go out for three main reasons: there’s insufficient water being applied, the water isn’t being applied correctly, or it is fueled by an accelerant (e.g. gas leak). This article will discuss how to properly apply water by examining the work done by the Fire Service Research Institute (FSRI).

   The 29th Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service was held in Coralville, IA, June 9th with an absolutely beautiful day.  The 22nd Annual Candlelight Service was held Saturday night June 8th

   Greetings, on the 9th the Iowa Firefighters Memorial was presented and 178 names were added to the walls this year. 2 Past IFA Presidents and 3, YES 3 Line of Duty Deaths were among those Honored.

   Training during the 87th annual Nebraska State Fire School in Grand Island. See many more photos inside. Photo by Taylor Anderson.

   There was another great Nebraska State Fire School this year. Thank You again to all of the Fire School Committee for all of the hard work to get everything put together for another year. 

The 2024 South Dakota State Fire School was held June 13-15 at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown with 535 firefighters taking part. Performance Towing of Watertown set up some challenging extrication class scenes.

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Le Mars Fire Rescue at its April 10 training learned about EV vehicles. An EV was loaned to the department from Total Motors of Le Mars. Photo by Brian Nitzschke.

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2024: Clarkson Fire and Rescue Omelet Breakfast, made-to-order omelets served with potatoes and toast, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Clarkson Fire and Rescue Department.

Dairy fire

On March 21 at 15:44 hours, both Scarville Fire Department and Lake Mills Fire Department were paged out for a tractor on fire inside a metal machine shed on the Sprecher Dairy Farm.

Creekside fire

On Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m., Batesland Volunteer Fire Department was requested by Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management to respond to Manderson to assist with the rapidly spreading Creek

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