At 5:01 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 18, Isanti Fire District Firefighters from stations 1, 2 and 3 were paged to a barn fire at 305th and Palm Street in Bradford Township. Upon arrival, firefighters reported that the barn was fully involved with fire.

The burn trailer is getting stoked and ready for live fire evolutions at the September fire school in Manhattan. Photo by Lacey Yordy.

Scenes from the Manhattan Regional Fire School in September

 

Three Maxwell firefighters watch the house burn after fire training was completed inside. The house, located in Polk County, was burned as part of a training exercise on May 4. Firefighters from Collins, Elkhart and Maxwell participated.

Firefighters from Maxwell, Collins and Elkhart participated in a controlled burn earlier this year.

Contestants in the popular Chief’s Race start down the street in Grinnell during the 136th annual IFA Convention on Sept. 6. Scott Henson of Martensdale placed first, followed by Matt Ellis of Elgin, Zach Prickett of Hartford was third and fourth place went to Dave Grass of Asbury.

We have all seen the pictures and videos of firefighters performing roof operations that make us shake our heads. You know the ones I’m thinking of, six firefighters without SCBA or even full turnout gear, standing on a roof that has already vented with flames all over. This is what I like to call a “photo op operation”.

On Sunday evening Aug. 3, at 6:11 p.m., the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department was called to 16123 Hickory Avenue for a house fire. This was about 11 miles west and north of Le Mars. The house is owned and occupied by Joe and Lisa Lehner. Smoke could be seen from just west of Le Mars, so the Akron Fire Department was requested to assist.

The burn trailer is getting stoked and ready for live fire evolutions at the September fire school in Manhattan. Photo by Lacey Yordy.
Three Maxwell firefighters watch the house burn after fire training was completed inside. The house, located in Polk County, was burned as part of a training exercise on May 4. Firefighters from Collins, Elkhart and Maxwell participated.

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