Hawarden Fire conducted a controlled burn on Aug. 21. Submitted by Duane Schiefen.

     Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019: Midwest Traffic Safety Summit, Iowa State University Scheman Building, Ames.

Oct. 3, 2019: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid Association meeting, Gering Fire Department.

     On Aug. 29, 2019 at 3:25 a.m. the Shelby Fire Department was dispatched to 504 Plateau Street for a structure fire by the Shelby County 911 Center. Avoca Fire Department was also dispatched for mutual aid.

      It is rare for a department to be called to a plane crash. In fact, it is so uncommon to hear this type of call come from our dispatch I think most of us will ask “is this a drill?” Responding to an aircraft emergency can introduce us to hazards we may not be prepared to deal with.

A two-vehicle accident in Bellwood Saturday evening, Aug. 31, resulted in four injuries. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 64 and Esplanade Street. As a result of the accident, one vehicle had rolled onto its top, and another vehicle was damaged and facing south on the highway.

On August 23-25, the North Sioux City Fire Department hosted a Boat Operations and Rescue class at the department. The class was taught by PRI and was attended by the other departments in the Siouxland area. They trained on: shore operations, standing water/lake operations, and also on river operations.

     The Viborg Fire Department was called to a tractor versus power pole call. The operator of the farm tractor struck the power line pole with the tillage implement while trying to clear tall weeds in a field. Crews from Southeastern E

Hawarden Fire conducted a controlled burn on Aug. 21. Submitted by Duane Schiefen.

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A group photo was taken of the NVFC Directors, Alternate Directors and board members at the National Volunteer Fire Council Conference in Arlington, VA.

NVFC meeting

I would like to thank the NSVFA and its members for giving me the opportunity to represent you as the Alternate Director of the NVFC. At this time I am serving on three committees for the NVFC.

Hay bale fire

The Denison Volunteer Fire Department was called out to hay bales burning in high winds on April 26. There were about 26 bales on a flat bed semi trailer.

Controlled burn

On April 22, Steve Yezek, an EMT and member of the Grafton Fire Department, came across Iowa DNR employees doing a prescribed burn south of Forest City near Hayfield.


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