July 8-10, 2021: 911 Never Forget M

     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. As I left Sheldon over 16 miles away, I could see the black column of smoke! This is one of those calls we hope we never get in our community!

     Firefighters - I would like to start off by thanking all who attended this year’s Iowa Firefighter’s Memorial service.  Covering two years and over 200 names being added to the wall, I know Mike Reuman and the memorial committee worked very hard to make sure it was a success.

One of the classes at Nebraska State Fire School held May 20-22 in Grand Island. Photo by Taylor Anderson.     

     The Scenic Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported wildland fire in the 17000 block of East Highway 44 Scenic, Unincorporated Pennington County, SD on June 12, 2021 at 3:41 p.m.

     Castlewood Fire Department conducted some controlled burns earlier this spring and summer. Submitted by Breanna Beebe.

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Awards ceremony

     Due to COVID-19 the Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) was unable to hold the Annual Conference and Fire School, but nevertheless the Board of Directors held their spring meet

Controlled burn

     New Hampton Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Nick Jurgensen is shown looking over a controlled burn they performed for an individual in their fire district.


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