Several fire departments responded to a structure fire at Ricketts on Nov. 20 at 7:58 a.m., including Ricketts, Denison, Charter Oak and Schleswig. Firefighters were ordered out of the house after it was reported weapons and ammunition were in the home. Photo by Jim Clark.

Jan. 6, 7, 8, 2021: Sanford Health’s Annual NCCP EMS 25-Hours Refresher Course.

Jan. 9-10, 2021: SFM – Training Division Course: Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations Course, North Platte FD, 715 S, Jeffers St., North Platte.

     Being a firefighter has some great benefits. Riding in a truck with lights and sirens, cool shirts, the respect of your community, etc. There are a few things about this job that do stink. In my opinion, one of those things is overhaul. Sure, going to the fire and putting it out is what the public sees.

Stuart Fire was called into service at 1 a.m. on Nov. 26 for a structure fire at the M and G Storage units at the west end of town. Smoke and heavy fire was found upon arrival. Dexter Fire and Menlo Fire were called in for additional support. See more photos inside. Submitted by Mike Kalbach.

     On Friday, Nov. 27th, 2020 at 7:35 p.m. the Epworth

Fire Department was notified by the Dubuque County 911 Center of a working structure fire located at 21686 Bethany Lane, Epworth.

  Malmo Volunteer Fire Department hosted a house burn/training Sunday, Nov. 21st. Ron Jenson of rural Malmo donated his parents 2-story farm house to the Malmo Fire Department for training.

     New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a reported open flames and smoke visible in an occupied residential structure, at 202 S B Ave., City of New Underwood, Pennington County, SD on Dec. 2 at 11:22 p.m.

Several fire departments responded to a structure fire at Ricketts on Nov. 20 at 7:58 a.m., including Ricketts, Denison, Charter Oak and Schleswig. Firefighters were ordered out of the house after it was reported weapons and ammunition were in the home. Photo by Jim Clark.

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Gilbertville Fire conducted a controlled burn on Thursday, April 2, on Girsch Rd. at Gilbertville. Photos by Larry Klodt.

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