On Sunday, April 28, Mediapolis Fire Department put on an “Interior Fire Attack” class. The fire departments participating were Yarmouth, Oakville, Wapello, I.A.A.P, and Burlington. Submitted by Jeff Kerr.

   June 2, 2024: Storm Lake Fire Department Water Fights, at the Storm Lake Fire Station, 1 p.m., Sign ups start at noon. Women’s 1-3/4 start at 1 p.m. and men’s 1-3/4 to follow.

   Last month we discussed “The Clamp” technique for handling and advancing a charged hoseline. This month we are going to discuss another hose handling technique called the Comella Lock.

Electrician Rodney Weber discussed the complications of fires involving solar panels.

   Emergency responders are usually the first to arrive on the scene of an accident or fire, so they face a greater risk of encountering electrical hazards such as damaged equipment or downed power lines. 

   Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen was the featured speaker at Opening Ceremonies of the 87th annual Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association Fire School in Grand Island on Friday morning, May 17.

   Last month, the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association (NSVFA) hosted their 87th Annual Fire School in which 1,055 volunteer firefighters and EMS providers f

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.

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.

On Sunday, April 28, Mediapolis Fire Department put on an “Interior Fire Attack” class. The fire departments participating were Yarmouth, Oakville, Wapello, I.A.A.P, and Burlington. Submitted by Jeff Kerr.
Electrician Rodney Weber discussed the complications of fires involving solar panels.
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.

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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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