A total of 17 fire departments helped contain a fire in Nashua on July 29. Firefighters were preparing for a training exercise burning down an old elevator when smoke was noticed at GMT Corp. Firefighters then helped Nashua Fire Department put out the fire.

      My job allows me to travel a good part of Iowa. When I am in another town for the evening I like to stop by the local fire stations. If you linger around the station long enough you will generally meet up with a local firefighter. It’s interesting to see the similarities in fire departments.

Volunteers helped set up the IFA Hall of Flame at the Iowa State Fair last month. Photos by Jack Runge.

     I’d like to give a huge thanks to anyone and everyone that helped at the Hall of Flame this year. It takes a lot of people to staff the booth for 12 hours a day for 11 days. It is a lot of work to set everything up and tear it all down and pack it away again.

Forest City Fire Department will host the 139th Iowa Firefighters Association Convention Sept. 6-10.

On July 25 fire departments throughout Lake County responded to a rural house fire northeast of Ramona. Ramona Fire Chief Myron Nagel reported 14 fire trucks from Ramona, Madison, Nunda, Wentworth and Chester responded to the fire scene. Nagel said the house and its attached garage were destroyed.

     Kimball Ambulance and Kimball Fire responded to an accident and treated patients on July 21. The accident was on I-90 about six miles west of Kimball. Submitted by Maynard Konechne.

Volunteers helped set up the IFA Hall of Flame at the Iowa State Fair last month. Photos by Jack Runge.

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Upcoming Events

     Sept. 2, 2017: Ventura Fire SeptemberFest – Fundraiser for the Ventura Fire Department, music festival includes 3 Nashville recording artists.

Kimball accident

     Kimball Ambulance and Kimball Fire responded to an accident and treated patients on July 21. The accident was on I-90 about six miles west of Kimball.

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