Upcoming Events

  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. 8, 2019: Brooklyn Fire’s Fish Fry, lunch is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and supper is 5-7 p.m. Includes all the fixings.

     Mar. 9, 2019: Adair Fire and Rescue Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Adair-Casey School. For more information contact Roger Richter at 641-740-2099.

     Mar. 9, 2019: Fayette Fire Department’s 22nd Annual Spaghetti Supper, serving 5-7 p.m., Fayette Fire Station, 149 S. Main St., Fayette.

Mar. 9, 2019: Nebraska Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar, Norfolk.

     Mar. 15, 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, 2019: Open House to honor Chief LeRoy Koopman, 1-4 p.m., Taopi Hall, Colton, SD.

     Mar. 16-17, 2019: Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Western Iowa Tech Comm. College, Sioux City.

Mar. 21-24, 2019: 2019 SD Wildland Fire Academy, Fort Pierre, SD.

     Mar. 23, 2019: New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Feed, Community Center, 500 S. A. Ave., New Underwood, 5 p.m. – stop cooking at 7 p.m. Free will donation.

Apr. 6-14, 2019: Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy, Fort Robinson State Park.

     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 stickneyfire@midstatesd.net

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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. 19, 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.

     Apr. 20, 2019: Mount Vernon’s Annual Fireman’s Breakfast, 6 a.m.-12 noon, pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee, milk and water, $4 children, $6 adults. The Easter Egg Dash will take place as well at the nearby track field. Free to all attendees, with more than 3,000 individual plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes.

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

Apr. 28, 2019: Brooklyn Fire’s Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., free will donation.

     May 4, 2019: Pre-Convention Meeting, Manchester.

May 4, 2019: Run For Ruhl, registration/check in begins at 2 p.m., Memorial Park Bandshell, 444 Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City. 5K Fun Run begins at 3 p.m., proceeds donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Door prizes and silent auction starts at 5 p.m. at Hay Camp Brewing Company, 601 Kansas City Street, local food trucks available.

     May 5, 2019: Anamosa Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the fire station, pancakes, whole hog sausage, eggs, and drinks will be served.

May 17-19, 2019: Fire School, Grand Island, NE

     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 walkeriafire@gmail.com 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. 7, 2019: Strawberry Point Firefighters Association Raffle will be drawn. Chance to win custom made bar, tickets cost $10 or 3 for $20, for ticket sales or more information connect on Facebook, visit Rodas Chevrolet or ask any Strawberry Point Firefighter.

     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.

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