The water fight season is about to begin.

     May 9, 2015: Hills Fire Department Waterfights, registration 12 noon, fights start at 1 p.m., men’s and women’s, food and refreshments served, contact 319-530-4012.

IFA officers Mark McNees, Wendy Lensing and Brad Yeager met with Senator Joni Ernst in Washington, DC, on April 15 to discuss issues of importance to the fire service.

I     Congratulations to President Brad Yeager and his Mid Year Committee for putting on a great event at the West Des Moines Marriott. Everything went well and it seemed that everyone enjoyed the weekend as well as accomplishing the business that needed to be taken care of.

The Shickley Volunteer Fire Department had a controlled burn on Wednesday evening, consisting of a house and detached garage. Members of the department were able to practice setting up and running a variety of equipment.

Members of the Garretson, Renner, Brandon, Valley Springs and Hills, MN, fire departments responded to a barn fire that ignited a large grass and tree fire in Eastern Minnehaha County. At the time of the fire high winds and low humidity increased the spread of the fire. Photos by Lynn DeYoung.

Members of the Garretson and Brandon Fire Departments work to protect and exposure during a large debris pile fire. The debris was part of an old elevator that was being burned on site during the demolition process. The departments also had to protect the rail lines of BNSF to ensure that the trains could pass safely.

The water fight season is about to begin.
IFA officers Mark McNees, Wendy Lensing and Brad Yeager met with Senator Joni Ernst in Washington, DC, on April 15 to discuss issues of importance to the fire service.

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Gettysburg fire

Gettysburg firefighter Philip Nagel took this aerial shot showing the large burned area after an April 1-2 fire, which started about nine miles north of Gettysburg and spread to the edge of

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