Clear Lake Fire Department hosted a special ceremony on Sept. 11, featuring New York firefighter Joe Torrillo. Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.

     Friends of Olin Emergency Services Winner’s Choice Mower Raffle, $25 each ticket, 3 winners, can only win once. 1st winner receives choice of X590 lawn tractor with 54” deck or Z740R Z Trak zero turn mower, 2nd winner receives Stihl weed eater, and 3rd winner receives Stihl Chainsaw.

     I want to start this drill with a shout out to the awesome fire department in Decorah for the countless hours they have put into their training facility! It is truly a testament to what can be done when a few dedicated firefighters bring an idea to a supportive department and gain momentum from a strong community!

     About 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, Waterloo Fire Rescue was displaced to a commercial building fire at the eBay Store on E. 4th St. Firefighters could see heavy smoke as they left station 1. Upon arrival, flames and heavy smoke were observed coming from the roof.

     Dustin McQuigg, assistant chief of the Beatrice Rural Fire Department, and his wife Tiffany, an emergency medical technician, are very experienced in helping people with urgent medical problems and life-threatening situations. In August, 2020, the McQuiggs confronted a crisis of their own.

     There have been a few changes recently at the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center. We have a new director, Jennifer Slater. Jen has a background in office management and is eagerly learning all she can about the fire service. Jen is full of enthusiasm and excited to meet everyone who comes into the Museum.

Pat Moore (left) presented an award to Bill Lundy of York, who retired as secretary-treasurer of the NSVFA. Lundy and his wife, Pam, have been involved with the NSVFA Board for more than 20 years.

     This is it! My final article for the Nebraska Firefighter as your Secretary/Treasurer. It has been an interesting twenty plus years of being a part of the NSVFA. Good times and great friends and a lot of hard work.

Clear Lake Fire Department hosted a special ceremony on Sept. 11, featuring New York firefighter Joe Torrillo. Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
Pat Moore (left) presented an award to Bill Lundy of York, who retired as secretary-treasurer of the NSVFA. Lundy and his wife, Pam, have been involved with the NSVFA Board for more than 20 years.

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