Redfield, SD, training

   Mar. 4, 2023: Colome Fire Department’s Supper, serving 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Colome American Legion. Free will donation. Proceeds go towards replacing outdated breathing apparatus.   

   As an officer, when I approach a structure fire there are a few things I look for upon arrival. The first is the extent of the fire. The second is the type of structure. The third is to determine if there are any rescue efforts that need to take place.

Denison Volunteer Fire Department performed a nighttime ice rescue drill at their local Yellowsmoke Park east of town on Jan. 25. It was a comfortable 18 degrees with a light wind. A training hole in the ice just off of the boat landing was made.

The weekend of Jan.

Training in Kansas

   Feb. 1, 2023: 2023 Firefighter Day On The Hill Chili Cookoff, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1st floor rotunda, Capitol, Des Moines.

Feb. 3-5, 2023: Les Lukert Conference, Kearney.

Feb. 11-12, 2023: Fire School, Plainville, KS.

   Face it, the fire department is much more than fighting fires. We are the ones that get called when others simply don’t know what to do or who to call. Whether it’s the cat in the tree or a leaking tank. My department is often called to assist the ambulance. I must admit, I do enjoy these calls.

Redfield, SD, training
Training in Kansas

See all the fire and rescue action from the midwest. For just 50 cents a month, you can have access to the latest fire and rescue news from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and more. See fire stories, photos and video.
Click here to subscribe.

Looking Ahead

   2022 State Fire School was a successful weekend. I hope you all were able to take some new information home with you and meet some new individuals from other departments. 

Sad news

   Once again, it’s sad to have to start my article with saying my heart goes out to my brothers and sisters of the Cambridge Fire and Rescue Department for the loss of Retired Fire Chief JP Trumbl


Blaze Publications, Inc.

Jeff Gargano - Editor
P.O. Box 122
Humboldt, IA 50548

News and Advertising: News and advertising deadlines are the 15th of each month for the next month's issue.


Comment Here