IFA Past President Bill Halleran was in Edgewood on March 21 showing them Genesis Extrication Tools when firefighters were paged out to a house fire. Strawberry Point was called for mutual aid. Photo by Bill Halleran.

May 3, 2019: Northeast Nebraska Volunteers Quarterly Meeting, Tekamah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, 8 p.m.

     May 4, 2019: Pre-Convention Meeting, Manchester.

Firefighters from Lawton, Moville and Sergeant Bluff took part in an ice rescue class taught by PRI on March 2. See more photos inside. Photo submitted by Kurt Miene.

      With what seems to be a change in weather patterns we have seen an increase in flooding in our area. I certainly have no intentions of weighing in on the climate change argument. I do see this as a potential increase in opportunities for us to be needed for water events.

Firefighters from Norfolk, Battle Creek, and Hadar fight a house fire in Norfolk on a Sunday afternoon. The house at was a total loss and crews remained on scene throughout the night to watch for hotspots. Photo by Aaron Beckman.             

     It will soon be vacation time.  After the last day of school, many of your families will be traveling to various locations for some much needed rest and fun.

     The Avon Fire Department and the Avon Ambulance were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from the roof of the Power’s Furniture and Appliance store on Main Street in Avon, at 7:23 p.m. on March 26.

IFA Past President Bill Halleran was in Edgewood on March 21 showing them Genesis Extrication Tools when firefighters were paged out to a house fire. Strawberry Point was called for mutual aid. Photo by Bill Halleran.

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Welcome New Director

   The SDFA Board, at our March board meeting, approved the appointment of Samara Erickson, Pierre, as the Central District Director.  She will be serving the remaining term of the position until 2

Dry Run Drill

     In the colder months it is difficult to come up with activities for training in firefighting. This winter seems to be dragging on much longer than the past years.

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