Gilbertville Fire conducted a controlled burn on Thursday, April 2, on Girsch Rd. at Gilbertville. Photos by Larry Klodt.

     May 3, 2020: NOW POSTPONED: Anamosa Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, at the fire station, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., serving pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage, and drinks.

     May 14-15, 2020: Shaping the Future (NFA) Course, Fire Service Training Bureau.

     The Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department was called at 9:17 a.m., Friday, Mar. 27, to Premium Feed and Grain at 205 Elm St. in Brunsville.

    In my full-time occupation, I am a power lineman. I work as the director of safety for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives. Several times a year we have incidents involving equipment contacting powerlines. These generally will result in damage to equipment, but tragically some will result in injury to people.

     West Point’s Police Department responded to two accidents on US-275 in West Point last week.

     The first happened at about 1 p.m. last Wednesday, Mar. 25, at the intersection of the highway and 13th Street.

     An accident with a wood burning stove caused the destruction of a home and a vehicle north of the Darr Feedlot on Friday, Mar. 20.

     Around 3 p.m. the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Road 759, northeast of the Darr Feedlot, in reference to a house which was on fire.

Madison and Wentworth firefighters responded to a structure fire on Lake Madison on March 13. The structure was fully involved upon arrival so the main concern was to protect exposures and to make sure nothing else was lost.     

Gilbertville Fire conducted a controlled burn on Thursday, April 2, on Girsch Rd. at Gilbertville. Photos by Larry Klodt.

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Annual conference

     Nebraska Firefighters and Rescue Members of the NSVFA: As I sit down to write this article, we are only two days away from the start of our Annual Conference and both Pam and I are looking for

NSVFA officers

     The 2019-20 officers of the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association present for a photo at the banquet at the Annual Conference in Kearney on Oct.


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