On Sunday, Feb. 5, Sidney Fire and Rescue held training on SCBA in conjunction with Hamburg Fire and Rescue and Farragut Fire and Rescue. They used an old apartment building that was to be razed. Photo by Randy Monroe, fire department photographer.

     Mar. 2, 2017: Firefighter Day on the Hill, Capitol, Des Moines.

Walnut Fire Department battled a house fire on Jan. 4. While the house was a complete loss, the garage that was just four feet away was completely unharmed. The Walnut Fire Department had not had a structure fire for 18 months and then responded to three in three weeks.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a vehicle fire near the intersection of 220th Street and North Doris Avenue east of Independence.  Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters arrived to find a completely engulfed vehicle at the intersection.

     The Stuart Fire Department responded to a house on fire in Stuart. The call came in shortly after 7 a.m. A neighbor from two blocks away was leaving their home and saw the glow of the fire from down the street and called 911 with the fire information.

Hebron Fire Department was called to a structure fire on Saturday, Jan. 21. The fire had spread through the structure and was out the windows and doors upon arrival. Battling the fire was complicated by three layers of ceilings in the home.

Elections for President At Fire School

   June 8, 9 and 10, 2017: South Dakota State Fire School, Mitchell.

On Sunday, Feb. 5, Sidney Fire and Rescue held training on SCBA in conjunction with Hamburg Fire and Rescue and Farragut Fire and Rescue. They used an old apartment building that was to be razed. Photo by Randy Monroe, fire department photographer.

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Hebron fire

Hebron Fire Department was called to a structure fire on Saturday, Jan. 21. The fire had spread through the structure and was out the windows and doors upon arrival.

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