Past Presidents of the Iowa Firefighters Association pictured at the April 1 Mid-Year meeting.

Upcoming events

May 6-7, 2023: Fire School, Marysville, KS.  

   May 17-21, 2023: Custer Ambulance Service and Desert Mountain Medicine offers a 5-day Hybrid Wilderness First Responder Course in Custer which consists of a 30-hour self-paced, online instructional component, followed by a 50-hour in-person, practical component which takes place over five consecutive days.

   May 19-21, 2023: 86th Nebraska State Fire School, Grand Island.

 May 20, 2023: Hills Fire Waterfights, Hills, reg. at 12 noon, fights at 1 p.m. mens and womens 1-3/4. Food and refreshments to follow. Also celebrating Super Dave’s 70th birthday, come to celebrate if not to fight. Contact Kathy 319-530-4012.

   May 20, 2023: Free Recruitment Training, Duluth. Learn the latest marketing tools to attract, hire and on-board new firefighters. Sign up at

June 3-4, 2023: Fire School, Holcomb, KS.

   June 10, 2023: Candlelight service at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial, Coralville, 9 p.m.

   June 11, 2023: Iowa Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ride ending at the Memorial Site in Coralville, meet at Kwik Star, Toledo and ready to roll at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. at Clear Creek Amana High School, Tiffin. All makes and models of bikes are welcome.

   June 11, 2023: 28th Annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service, Coralville, 10:30 a.m. 

   June 15-17, 2023: 2023 State Fire School, Watertown, SD.

   June 17, 2023: Bob Tichota Fire Prevention Fun Day sponsored by the East Central NE Fire Prevention Co-op at the Fremont State Lakes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

   June 23-24, 2023: Adair Chuckwagon Days.

   June 24, 2023: Fire & Iron Firefighter 6th Annual “Ride for Responders”, starting and ending at Jades Bar, 107 N. Main St., Mitchell, SD 11 a.m.

July 8-9, 2023: Fire School, Pratt, KS.

July 13, 2023: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid meeting at Gering.

July 15, 2023: Free Recruitment Training, Moorhead. Learn the latest marketing tools to attract, hire and on-board new firefighters. Sign up at

Aug. 5-6, 2023: Fire School, Alta Vista, KS.

   Aug. 10-20, 2023: Hall of Flame at the Iowa State Fair. Contact Ashley Whitson 515-689-6110 to set up your shift today! 

Aug. 26, 2023: Extrication Extravaganza, Brookings Fire Department Training Site, all day, more detailed information to follow.

   Sept. 7-10, 2023: Iowa Firefighters Convention, Iowa Falls.

Sept. 9-10, 2023: Fire School, Grainfield, KS.

   Sept. 15-16, 2023: Minnesota State Fire Department Association (MSFDA) Annual Conference, Breezy Point.

Oct 7-8, 2023: Fire School, Herington, KS – Grant writing.

Oct. 12, 2023: Scotts Bluff County Mutual Aid meeting at Lyman.

   Oct. 19-22, 2023: Nebraska State Conference, hosted by Dakota City at Marriott Riverfront Hotel.

   Oct. 20-21, 2023: Tri State Emergency Responder Conference, Dubuque.

Oct. 21, 2023: Free Recruitment Training, Inver Grove Heights. Learn the latest marketing tools to attract, hire and on-board new firefighters. Sign up at

Nov. 4-5, 2023: Fire School, Grant County, KS.

Dec. 2-3, 2023: Fire School, Russell County, KS.

   Apr. 4-6, 2024: Mid-Year Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls.






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