Upcoming Events

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

     Apr. 6-7, 2019: NFA – F0610 – Wildland Urban Interface for the Structural Company, Pierre Fire Station #1, 215 W. Dakota Ave., Pierre, SD. Contact Ian Paul 605-773-7401 ian.paul@ci.pierre.sd.us  

 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


     Apr. 14, 2019: Lamotte Fire and Rescue’s Annual Omelet Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Lamotte Fire Station, adults $7, kids 5-12, $3. Egg omelet with your choice of ham, sausage, cheese, green peppers, onions and mushrooms; grilled or cheesy hash-browns; applesauce; cinnamon rolls (from Mell’s Circle C); white or chocolate milk; orange juice; and coffee. Many raffles prizes. All money raised goes towards continuing education and updating existing equipment.

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, Mankato, MN

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

     Apr. 28, 2019: Palo Firefighter’s Association’s 4th Annual Stephen Cook Memorial Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-12 noon, all you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs and hash browns. Adults $8, kids $5.

May 3, 2019: Northeast Nebraska Volunteers Quarterly Meeting, Tekamah Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, 8 p.m.

     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.

May 17-18, 2019: Black Hills Wildland Interagency Trainin.

     May 18, 2019: Hills Waterfights, men and womens’ 1-3/4 hose, single elimination, food and refreshments served. Registration 12 noon, women start at 1 p.m. with men to follow.

     June 1, 2019: Albion Annual Waterfights, ball diamond location same as last year, 1-1/2 hose, double elimination, 1st-3rd place trophies, adult and kids welcome. Registration 11 a.m., fights start at 12 noon.

     June 1, 2019: Ely Waterfights, men’s 2-1/2, women’s 1-1/2, 1st-4th places on both, food after the fights. Registration 12 noon, women start at 1 p.m. with men to follow. Contact Brad Malatek with any questions 319-521-5647.

June 7-9, 2019: South Dakota State Fire School, Mitchell.


     June 7, 2019: Monticello Night Waterfights, at the fire station, 1-3/4 hose for men and women, single elimination. Registration 5:30 p.m., women start at 6:30 p.m. with men to follow.

June 7-8, 2019: NFA F0760 The New Fire Chief; Challenging Issues, Mitchell Technical Institute, 1800 E. Spruce, St., Mitchell, SD; https://apps.usfa.fema/.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10505.

     June 8, 2019: Riverdale Overhead and Ground Waterfights, men and women 1-1/2 hose, double elimination for overhead and ground, trophies for top 4 in womens, mens and ground. Registration 10 a.m., women start at 11 a.m. with men to follow. Ground after overhead. Call Randy Bowers with any questions 563-209-7823.

     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 6, 2019: East Central Nebraska Fire Prevention Co-op hosts Fire Prevention Fun Day at Fremont State Lakes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 11, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Scotts Bluff County Communications Center.

July 27, 2019: R-Hero Camp, Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center, Kearney, for children ages 7-15.

     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. 17, 2019: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center, Kearney. For information on activities and events visit www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.org .

     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.

Sept. 21-22, 2019: Wichita H.O.T. (Hands on Training); Keynote speaker Jeff Shupe. Enrollment will begin this spring at www.wichitahot.com and more information will be available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wichitahot/ 4780 E. 31st Street S. Wichita.

Oct. 2019: MSFDA Board Meeting

Oct. 3, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Gering Fire Department.

Oct. 17-20, 2019: Conference, Kearney, NE.

     Oct. 18-19, 2019: Tri State Emergency Responder Conference, Dubuque.

     Nov. 4-5, 2019: Northwestern Area Training Academy, Fort Dodge.

Jan. 9, 2020: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Henry Fire Department.

     Apr. 9, 2020: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Lyman Fire Department.

     July 9, 2020: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Minatare Fire Department.

     Oct. 1, 2020: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, McGrew Fire Department.










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