At 9:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, Waterloo Fire Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire at 529 Hope Ave. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the roof of the house. Firefighters found a fire that started in the basement and went up the chimney chase to the attic. Fire was found on multiple floors. An unresponsive resident was rescued from the house and taken to a local hospital where he later died. Photo by Larry Klodt.

Upcoming events

   Nov. 4, 2023: Emergency Response To Electric Vehicles Class, Nevada Fire Department hosting. Classroom portion begins at 8 a.m. at Score Pavillion, 1543 Fawcette Pkwy., Nevada.

Nov. 4-5, 2023: Fire School, Grant County, KS, hosted by Grant County Fire Department.

Nov. 18, 2023: Pheasant Country Firemanship Conference at The Alliance, 1600 W. Russel St., Sioux Falls. Preregistration required.

   Dec. 1-3, 2023: SD Fire Chiefs Annual Conference, Deadwood, SD.

Dec. 2-3, 2023: Fire School, Russell County, KS.

   Jan. 10, 2024: Washington Fire Department’s Pancake Day, lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m., supper 5-7 p.m.

   Jan. 27, 2024: 48th Annual Coralville Winter Water Fights, S.T. Morrison Park (behind City Hall and Fire Station 1), registration begins at 7:30 a.m., women’s fights start at 11 a.m. with men to follow. For info contact Aidan O’Sullivan, 1501 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241.

   Jan. 27-28, 2024: 2024 Annual State Fire School, Prairie Meadows, Altoona.

   Feb 2-4, 2024: Les Lukert Conference, Kearney.

   Mar. 16, 2024: Nebraska Fire Chiefs 8th Annual Fire Chief Retention, Recruitment and Leadership Symposium, Norfolk.

   Apr. 4-6, 2024: Mid-Year Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls.

Apr. 5, 6 & 7, 2024: Kansas Annual Conference, Salina, KS.

   May 17-19, 2024: Nebraska State Fire School, Grand Island.

   June 8, 2023: Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Candlelight Service, Coralville.

   June 8-9, 2024: 29th Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service, Coralville.

   June 13-15, 2024: South Dakota State Fire School, Watertown, SD.

   Aug. 16, 2024: Beresford Fire Department 125 Years Old

   Sept. 4-7, 2024: Iowa Firefighters Convention, Iowa Falls.

Sept. 20-21, 2024: 147th Annual MSFDA Conference, Mankato.

   Sept. 27-29, 2024: Fall Fire Conference, Fort Pierre AmericInn Conference Center, Fort Pierre.

   Oct. 17-19, 2024: NSVFA Annual Convention, Gering, NE.

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Jeff Gargano - Editor
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Humboldt, IA 50548

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