Richard Harman took this photo at the annual Coralville winter water fights held last January. This year's water fights will be Jan. 27.

Upcoming Events

     Jan. 8, 2018: First day of 2018 Legislative Session.

     Jan. 9, 2018: Governor’s Condition of the State Address, Des Moines.

Jan. 11, 2018: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Assn. meeting, Scottsbluff (Rural) Fire Department, 7 p.m.

     Jan. 14, 2018: IFA Board of Director’s meeting, Humboldt, 10 a.m.

     Jan. 18, 2018: Firefighter Day on Hill and Chili Lunch, Capitol, Des Moines, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

     Jan. 19, 2018: The Great Elberon Fish and Shrimp Fry, benefitting Elberon Fire and Rescue, 5-8 p.m. at the Elberon Community Center.  Serving fish, shrimp or combo meals with baked beans, coleslaw and baked potato. Carry out available. Community bake sale also.  

Jan. 20-21, 2018: SFM Training Division’s Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations Course, 371 College Dr., Western Nebraska CC, Sidney, no cost.

     Jan. 27, 2018: 43rd Annual Coralville Winter Water Fights, S.T. Morrison Park (behind City Hall and Fire Station), 1513 7th St., Coralville, registration begins at 7:30 a.m., women start at 11 a.m., men to follow. For more information contact Jayce Dryden, Coralville Firefighters Assoc., 1501 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241, jaycedryden@yahoo.com, 319-248-1835.

     Jan. 28, 2018: Fonda Volunteer Fire Department Omelet and Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

     Feb. 2, 2018: Zearing Fire Department’s 37th Annual Pork Sandwich Day, 11 a.m-7 p.m., Dakins Community Center, Main St., Zearing, Serving BBQ pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink, $5 per person. Proceeds to Zearing Firemen’s Association for the purchase of a Rescue Gear Trailer.

     Feb. 10, 2018: 3rd Annual Dakins Lake Ice Fishing Derby, Dakins Lake, Zearing, 8 a.m-1 p.m., pre-register or on-site registration starting at 7 a.m., tagged fish and largest fish categories, cash, merchandise, trophies and gift cards, 50/50 cash raffle, door prizes, contests and more. Chili lunch served on site by Zearing EMS. Proceeds to Zearing Firemen’s Association for purchase of rescue equipment trailer.

     Feb. 16, 2018: The Great Elberon Fish and Shrimp Fry, benefitting Elberon Fire and Rescue, 5-8 p.m. at the Elberon Community Center.  Serving fish, shrimp or combo meals with baked beans, coleslaw and baked potato. Carry out available. Community bake sale also.  

     Feb. 18, 2018: 1 p.m., Humboldt High School, hear Richard Picciotto, highest ranking New York firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Tickets $10 until Jan.1, $15 after Jan. 1. Email fire@cityofhumboldt.org for tickets.

     Feb. 23-25, 2018: 94th Annual State Fire School, Ames.

Mar. 10, 2018: Nebraska Fire Chiefs Association 3rd Annual Leadership Symposium presents Chief Rick Lasky, Gering Civic Center, Gering.

     Mar. 10, 2018: Adair Fire Department Toy Show, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Adair-Casey School.

     Mar. 16, 2018: The Great Elberon Fish and Shrimp Fry, benefitting Elberon Fire and Rescue, 5-8 p.m. at the Elberon Community Center.  Serving fish, shrimp or combo meals with baked beans, coleslaw and baked potato. Carry out available. Community bake sale also.  

     Mar. 17-28, 2018: Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Western Iowa Tech Comm. College, Sioux City

     TBA: Indian Hills Regional Fire School, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa.

     Mar. 19-30, 2018: Fire / Arson Investigation School, Ames.

     Mar. 23, 2018: Board of Director’s Work Session, Marriott, Coralville, 1 p.m.

     Mar. 24, 2018: Memorial meeting, 9 a.m.; Mid Year Business Meeting, 10 a.m., Marriott, Coralville.

     Apr. 19, 2018: 30th Annual C.F.S.I. Dinner, Washington D.C.

     Apr. 20-21, 2018: NVFC Spring Conference, Washington D.C.

     Apr. 23-28, 2018: FDIC, Indianapolis, IN.

     June 9, 2018: IFA Board of Directors Meeting, 11 a.m., Solon Fire Department.

     June 9, 2018: Candlelight Memorial Service, dusk, Coralville.

     June 10, 2018: Memorial Service, 10:30 a.m., Coralville.

     June 16, 2018: Alden Water Fights, 1 p.m., registration 12 noon-1 p.m., women 1.5 and men 2.5.

     June 30, 2018: Iowa Falls Water Fights, 1 p.m., registration 12 noon-1 p.m., women 1.5 and men 2.5.

     Aug. 7, 2018: Hall of Flame set up, 5 p.m.

     Aug. 9-19, 2018: Iowa State Fair.

     Aug. 20, 2018: Hall of Flame tear down, 5 p.m.

     Sept. 5-9, 2018: 140th IFA Convention, Waverly.

     Sept. 9, 2018: 140th IFA Convention business meeting, 9 a.m., Waverly.

     Sept. 22-23, 2018: CITA / Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids.

 

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