Feb. 1, 2019: Zearing Fire Department Sandwich Day, Dakins Community Center, Main Street, Zearing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., BBQ pork sandwich, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, and drink, $5 per person, take outs available. Matching funds by Modern Woodmen of American Society.
Feb. 1-3, 2019: Les Lukert Winter Conference, Holiday Inn, Kearney.
Feb. 5-7, 2019: Company Officer Academy, Great Bend Event Center, 3111 10th St., Great Bend. Early bird registration ends Jan. 5, 2019 with the standard rate beginning Jan. 6, 2019. For more information contact ContinuingEd@ColumbiaSouthern.edu or 800-313-1992.
Feb. 8, 2019: Northeast Mutual Aid Meeting, Ponca Fire Hall, 8 p.m., meal to follow.
Feb. 9, 2019: Colome VFD Chicken Supper, at the Colome Legion, 5:30-8 p.m., serving fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, buns, and dessert. Admission is by free will offering.
Feb. 9, 2019: 4th Annual Dakins Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Dakins Lake, Zearing, on-site registration 6:30 a.m., ice derby 8 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by Zearing Fire & EMS. Go to www.zearingiowa.com for registration forms and rules.
Feb. 11, 2019: EMS Day, Pierre, committee meetings, 7:30 and 10; democratic caucus 12 or 1; possible picture with the Governor; session begins at 2 p.m.; reception and social Pierre Ramkota Lake Sharpe Room 5:30-8.
Feb. 16, 2019: The Great Elberon Fish and Shrimp Fry, 5-8 p.m., Elberon Community Center, serving fish, shrimp or combo meals with baked beans, coleslaw and baked potato. Carry out and bake sale available. All fish fry proceeds go to the building of a new station. Bring a friend and support the Bohemian Brigade.
Feb. 17, 2019: 27th Annual Mid-Winter Fire School, Holdrege High School, Holdrege; sponsored by Central Nebraska Volunteer Firefighters Assoc. and Central Community College; register online at www.cccneb.edu/conferences or call Mark Twohig at 308-991-6272.
Feb. 22-24, 2019: 95th Annual State Fire School, Ames.
Feb. 23, 2019: Mayetta Fire Department Soup Supper, 4-7 p.m., 200 E. Jones, Mayetta. Free will offering.
Mar. 3-10 2019: South Dakota Mid-Winter Muster, University Center, Rapid City, SD. Course offerings: wildland courses, structure courses, emergency management courses and EMS courses.
Mar. 9, 2019: Nebraska Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar, Norfolk.
Mar. 16, 2019: The Great Elberon Fish and Shrimp Fry, 5-8 p.m., Elberon Community Center, serving fish, shrimp or combo meals with baked beans, coleslaw and baked potato. Carry out and bake sale available. All fish fry proceeds go to the building of a new station. Bring a friend and support the Bohemian Brigade.
Mar. 16-17, 2019: Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Western Iowa Tech Comm. College, Sioux City.
Apr. 8-13, 2019: FDIC, Indianapolis, IN.
Apr. 11, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Banner County Fire Department.
Apr. 12-13, 2019: Mid-Year Meeting, Coralville Marriott.
Apr. 13-14, 2019: NFA F0290 - Training Operations in Small Departments, Stickney Volunteer Fire Department, 210 Main St., Stickney, SD. Contact Cherie Sauvage 605-680-4706 email@example.com
Apr. 16-18, 2019: 8th Annual Southeast Kansas Flammable Liquids and Foam Firefighting Conference, 8 a.m-4 p.m., Kansas National Guard Armory, Coffeyville, no charge for classes and open to all fire, EMS, police and industry emergency responders. For reservations call Dana Denton 620-252-4659 or Chief Jerry Bennett 620-870-4488.
Apr. 24-27, 2019: Kansas State Firefighters Association 131st Annual Convention, hosted by Salina Fire Department, Hilton Garden Inn, Salina, KS
Apr. 26-27, 2019: 144th Annual MSFDA Conference and Fire School
May 4, 2019: Pre-Convention Meeting, Manchester.
May 17-19, 2019: Fire School
June 8, 2019: IFA Board of Director’s meeting, Newhall Fire Department, 10 a.m.
June 8, 2019: Candlelight memorial Service, Coralville, dusk.
June 9, 2019: Memorial Service, Coralville, 10:30 a.m.
July 27, 2019: Walker Fire Department’s 100 Year Anniversary – breakfast 6-11 a.m., free will donation; waterball registration 11 a.m., fights start at noon, both women’s and men’s all using 1-1/2”; truck show registration starts at 9 a.m. with judges starting review at 3 p.m., 4 categories with top 2 positions receiving prizes; parade with line up at 5 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Any questions call Bill Norris 319-423-5236, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the fire station 319-448-4498.
Aug. 6, 2019: Hall of Flame - Set Up, 5 p.m.
Aug. 8-18, 2019: Iowa State Fair
Aug. 19, 2018: Hall of Flame – Tear Down, 5 p.m.
Sept. 4-9, 2019: 141st IFA Convention, Manchester.
Sept. 9, 2019: 141st IFA Convention Business Meeting, 9 a.m., Manchester.
Sept. 9, 2019: Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
Sept. 21-22, 2019: CITA / Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids.
Oct. 17-20, 2019: NSVFA Conference, Kearney
Nov. 4-5, 2019: Northwestern Area Training Academy, Fort Dodge.