IFA Hall of Flame at Iowa State Fair

     Sept. 8-12, 2021: IFA Annual Convention, Grinnell.

When teaching forcible entry, we stress the “try before you pry” concept. In today’s society the majority of the homes and businesses we respond to will be locked. The path of least resistance is always the best way to make entry into a facility.

Crews from Bennet, Eagle, Southeast and Hickman work to control a barn fire. Photo courtesy of the Bennet Volunteer Fire Department.

     This past month the Pierre Dive Squad hosted a Dive Rescue 1 Course.  This was a three-day (24 hour) class to learn the latest techniques in underwater rescue and recovery. The class consisted of divers from the Lake County Dive Squad, Huron Dive Squad and Pierre Dive Squad.

     The morning of Aug. 9th, at 5:30 a.m., Chancellor Fires Engine 1, Engine 5, and Tender 4 with eight personnel were dispatched 1-1/2 miles southeast of Chancellor for a confirmed structure fire.   

     Mutual aid was requested from the Davis and Lennox Fire Departments and the Parker Ambulance. 

Colby, KS, fire training

Aug. 14-15, 2021: MTAA.

Aug. 25-29, 2021: SCAFFA, www.scaffa.org

Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2, 2021: Career Survival 2.0 – A Culture of Administrative Safety, Olathe Fire Department.     

IFA Hall of Flame at Iowa State Fair
Colby, KS, fire training

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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.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 9-10, 2021: SFM – Training Division Course: Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations Course, North Platte FD, 715 S, Jeffers St., North Platte.


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