Albion Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Jan. 21 in Albion. The fire started in the engine compartment and was apparently caused by an electrical malfunction. Fire Chief Bruce Benne said the fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes. Photo by Thomas Hosford of the Albion News.

Upcoming Events

     Mar. 1, 2020: Waucoma Fire Department’s Breakfast, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Waucoma Event Center, 308 Riverview Dr. West, serving pancakes, sausage and eggs.

Mar. 7-8, 2020: Fire Chaplain’s Basic Training, Hot Springs Fire Station, 202 N, Garden St., Hot Springs.

Mar. 8, 2020: Carroll Volunteer Fire Department Pancake and Omelet Feed, Carroll NE City Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

     Mar. 11-15, 2020: 34th Annual Mid-Winter Muster, University Center, Rapid City, register at

     Mar 11-15, 2020: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Wide Area Search class, Mid Winter Muster, Rapid City.

Mar. 19, 2020: SCAFFA Fire School - Fireground Survival Program presented by Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder, .

     Mar. 27-29, 2020: 7th Annual Eastern South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy, Tea, Tea Area High School, 500 West Brian, Tea. For more info contact Pete Bolzer, 605-692-6323,

Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 2020: Company Officer Academy presented by Columbia Southern University, where: Tony’s Event Center, 800 The Midway, Salina, register at

Apr. 9, 2020: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Minature/Melbeta Fire Department.

     Apr. 17-19, 2020: IFA Midyear Meeting, Sheraton, West Des Moines, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, rooms $119 night, 515-223-1800.

     Apr. 17, 2020: Convention Committee Meeting, 4 p.m., Sheraton West Des Moines.

     Apr. 18, 2020: Memorial Committee Meeting, 8 a.m., Des Moines Room, Sheraton West Des Moines.

     Apr. 18, 2020: IFA Midyear Meeting, 9 a.m., Des Moines Room, Sheraton West Des Moines.

Apr. 22, 2020: 2020 KSFFA Annual Golf Tournament, 4-man scramble, Great Life Golf Course, 913 SE 29th St., Topeka. 1 p.m. shotgun start, registration at 12 noon, cost: $75 per person or $300 per team.

Apr. 23-25, 2020: KSFFA Conference, Ramada Downtown, Topeka, KS.

Apr. 24-25, 2020: Minnesota State Fire Department Association Conference and Fire School, Breezy Point.

Apr. 27, 2020: Washington Co. Mutual Aid Meeting, South Station, Blair Fire Department, 7 p.m.

May 2, 2020: Run for  Ruhl, register on line at . Check in begins at 2 p.m. 5K Fun Run, 5K Fun Run begins at 3 p.m., After Party and Silent Auction.

     May 9-10, 2020: Black Hills Wildland Interagency Training, Custer State Park.

May 15-17, 2020:     Nebraska Fire School, Fonner Park, Grand Island, NE.

June 11-12, 2020: South Dakota Firefighters Association Fire School, Mitchell, SD.

     June 13, 2020: Memorial Service, Coralville.

     June 13, 2020: IFA Board Meeting, North Liberty Fire Department, 10 a.m.

June 13, 2020: East Central Nebraska Fire Prevention Coop’s Annual Fire Prevention Fun Day, Fremont State Lakes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

     June 13, 2020: Memorial Candlelight Service, Coralville.

     June 14, 2020: Memorial Service, Coralville.

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

     July 14-16, 2020: Company Officer Academy, Nebraska Student Union, 1013 W. 27th St., Ponderosa Room E, Kearney, NE, featuring Chief John Salka and Chief Rick Lasky. For more information contact or 800-313-1992.

     Sept. 9-13, 2020: IFA Convention, Grinnell.

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

     Oct. 15-17, 2020: NSVFA Annual Conference, Chadron, NE.

     Nov. 8, 2020: IFA Board Meeting, John Deere Room, Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, 10 a.m.




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