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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     Being a firefighter has some great benefits. Riding in a truck with lights and sirens, cool shirts, the respect of your community, etc. There are a few things about this job that do stink.

Stuart fire

Stuart Fire was called into service at 1 a.m. on Nov. 26 for a structure fire at the M and G Storage units at the west end of town. Smoke and heavy fire was found upon arrival.

Shortly after 4:30 pm on Oct. 28, Janesville, Fire Rescue was paged out for a garage fire in the 9800 block of Big Woods Rd. Arriving law enforcement found the garage fully involved, with multiple exposures and four LP tanks inside. Janesville Fire Rescue, along with Denver, Fire and Mercy One CF Paramedics all responded to the fire. The fire was contained to the garage. The cause is under investigation. Photos by Larry Klodt.

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