Ice rescue training, Plainview, KS

   Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2023: Mid-Year Meeting, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames.

Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2023: Fire School, Labette, KS.

   Apr. 1, 2023: Manchester Fire Fighters Assoc. Spring Dance, 7-11 p.m., at Gathering Place, Manchester. Cash bar and raffles.

   One of the most gratifying things I get to do as a fire instructor is teach the Essentials of Firefighting Class hosted by the Fire School held in Sioux City. It is an honor to work with new firefighters. I know people often complain about “today’s kids” and short supply of volunteers.

   The 28th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial service will be held on June 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. with the Candlelight service the evening before on June 10th at 9 p.m. at the Memorial in Coralville.  

   The address for the site is: 1 Russell Slade Blvd. (Exit 242 off of I-80.

Dannebrog hosted a live fire training in the second of three structures devastated downtown by the 2019 flood.

Gayville Fire Department responded to a shop fire at the Barnes Feed Mill west of Gayville Monday morning, March 13, at 9:20 a.m.  where spray foam insulation on the walls and ceiling of the shop ignited from a grinder being used by an employee. He was unable to stop the fire and the shop subsequently became fully involved inside.

Isanti firefighters responded to a reported bar/restaurant with smoke showing on Feb. 21 at 4:01 a.m.  First responding firefighters reported white smoke showing, which transitioned to black smoke and flames prior to the engines arrival at the rural lakeside bar.

Ice rescue training, Plainview, KS

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Water rescue

Denison Fire Department, home of Crawford County Search and Rescue, responded to mutual aid to Deloit Fire Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department to a pond north of Deloit


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