On Sept. 21, Gilman Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Heartland Coop for a report of a person injured on top of a grain elevator. Assistance was provided by Grinnell Fire Department High Angle Rescue, Marshalltown Fire Department’s aerial platform, a rescue tech from Newton Fire and Central Iowa Healthcare paramedics.

On Saturday, Sept. 19, Gilman Fire and Rescue was called to a residential structure fire in Gilman. Fire crews found a fully involved two-story home when they arrived, but brought the fire under control in about 45 minutes. Firefighters remained on the scene for most of the morning controlling hot spots.

     A total of five buildings were taken down in a controlled burn on Sept. 20 in Gilbertville. The training exercise was coordinated by Fire Training Consultants. It took about four and one-half hours to bring all five buildings down. They used a combination of water from area towns (23,500 gallons) and quarries (17,500 gallons).

The Postville Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle fire on Sept. 23. The car was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

On Sept. 19, Albion Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosted the 2015 Fire/EMS Memorial Service at the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Kearney. Kearney Fire Department provided the aerial trucks to provide the spectacular view of the flag. Photos by Taylor Anderson.       

     The toughest two minutes in sports took over the second weekend of the 2015 Nebraska State Fair. 100 participants from eight states converged on Grand Island to compete in the Firefighter Combat Challenge on Sept. 5 and 6.

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