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     Anamosa firefighters received a report of a house fire Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, and upon arrival the front portion of the house was ablaze. Monticello Fire was called for mutual aid, but the house was deemed a total loss. A woodburner on the front porch is suspected of being the cause of the fire.

     It seems as though we hear of mass casualty incidents every week. Part of this is how connected we are with the rest of the world. In the past, news traveled much slower. Often these incidents are in cities. These locations may be able to call on unlimited resources to deal with the incidents.

     The Red Oak Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Feb. 11. The barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Emerson Fire Department and Essex Fire Department provided tanker support.                   

     Members of the Humboldt Fire Department took part in ice rescue training instructed by Gary Owen of Professional Rescue Innovations through the Fire Service Training Bureau training program. Photo courtesy of the Humboldt Independent.          

The Iowa Firefighters Association held Firefighter Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Des Moines on Jan. 31, serving breakfast and a chili lunch as firefighters met with legislators. Pictured in the Capitol from left to right are: IFA Past President Marv Trimble, IFA 3rd vice-president Jason Barrick, IFA President James Shutts, IFA 1st vice-president Gene Evans, IFA 5th vice-president Roger Carr, IFA Executive Director Amber Kephart, IFA 2md vice-president Nick Riley and IFA 4th vice-president Chuck Raska.

     Department and individual membership payments are still coming in! Thank you everyone that is getting them in. I have fielded several calls with questions, thank you for calling or emailing to ask so we can get things taken care of. If you haven’t got your payments in, please remember the due date was Feb. 1.

The Iowa Firefighters Association held Firefighter Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Des Moines on Jan. 31, serving breakfast and a chili lunch as firefighters met with legislators. Pictured in the Capitol from left to right are: IFA Past President Marv Trimble, IFA 3rd vice-president Jason Barrick, IFA President James Shutts, IFA 1st vice-president Gene Evans, IFA 5th vice-president Roger Carr, IFA Executive Director Amber Kephart, IFA 2md vice-president Nick Riley and IFA 4th vice-president Chuck Raska.

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Beautiful memorial built and given to the family of Past Fire Chief Jerry Meyer by Top Quality Construction and Cabinetry of Sheldon, IA.

Fallen Hero’s

     With the recent loss of one of our brothers in the line of duty I want to spend some time reflecting rather than writing my normal training drill this month.

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