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     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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Traffic Control

     In my full-time job with the safety department of the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperatives, I spend a great deal of time worrying about my workers being involved in a work site traffic incident.

Head-on collision

On October 30, the Chancellor and Parker Fire Departments, Lennox and Parker Ambulances, along with SDHP, TCSO and Avera Air Med were dispatched north of Chancellor for a two-car head-on co

Kensington fire

Kensington Fire Department was assisted by Lowry Fire Department and First Responders, Brandon Fire Department, Evansville Fire Department, Hoffman Fire Department and Hoffman Ambulance at


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