Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 the Clay County fairgrounds filled with county fire departments from Fostoria, Webb, Royal, Everly, Dickens, and Spencer.

I     Oct. 4-6, 2016: IAPFC Fall Conference

     Oct. 8, 2016: Live Fire Skills Weekend, Ames

     For whatever reason my department has seen several vehicle accidents involving vehicles striking buildings. Some are drunk or distracted. Some have been elderly drivers. Others I can’t for the life of me see how it happened!

Humboldt firefighters battle a garage fire in the 500 block of 2nd Street North on Thursday evening, Sept. 1. Fire Chief Jim Gronbach said it was fortunate the call was made to the station when it was (7:41 p.m.) “Another five minutes and we would have been battling a full blown house fire,” Gronbach said. As it was, there was only minor smoke damage to the interior of the home at 508 2nd St. N. and slight exterior damage to the house north of the garage at 510 2nd St. N. See this and other photos at www.hu

By Kent Thompson

     A Humboldt man’s garage burned down and the flames caused damage to the northwest corner of his house, Thursday night, Sept. 1.

     At 7:41 p.m., the Humboldt Fire and Police departments were called to the scene of a garage on fire at 508 2nd St. N.

Chariton placed first in the drill competition with 31 points at the 138th annual convention of the Iowa Firefighters Association in Waverly on Sept. 10. Members, spouses and family members are shown receiving the trophy from IFA President Mark McNees.

Drill #1 – THE THIEF – FOUR FIREFIGHTER TEAM

I     We’ve just returned from convention at Waverly and a huge thank you goes out to them for all the hard work that they put into hosting the convention this year.  Mother Nature threw a lot at them but they did a fantastic job.

Humboldt firefighters battle a garage fire in the 500 block of 2nd Street North on Thursday evening, Sept. 1. Fire Chief Jim Gronbach said it was fortunate the call was made to the station when it was (7:41 p.m.) “Another five minutes and we would have been battling a full blown house fire,” Gronbach said. As it was, there was only minor smoke damage to the interior of the home at 508 2nd St. N. and slight exterior damage to the house north of the garage at 510 2nd St. N. See this and other photos at www.hu
Chariton placed first in the drill competition with 31 points at the 138th annual convention of the Iowa Firefighters Association in Waverly on Sept. 10. Members, spouses and family members are shown receiving the trophy from IFA President Mark McNees.

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