A hazard found at nearly all motor vehicle accident scenes is glass. Glass can represent hazards. The most obvious is the fact it is sharp and represents a cut hazard. Another is the fact that when it is cut with a tool it creates a powder that is very irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract.

The Humeston Fire Department conducted a controlled burn on March 18. Photo by Chief Greg Watsabaugh.

     The Overton and Elm Creek fire departments got together in the early morning of Saturday, March 11, for a real barn burner. Well actually it was a barn, a house and two out buildings southeast of Overton.  The temperature was about 25 degrees and a light snow was falling with very little wind.

On March 25, members of the Avon Fire Department conducted controlled burns at two farms just south of Avon. Photo by Dennis Dodge.                 

On April 8, the Cresbard Certified Firefighter class, which included firefighters from Faulkton, was given their practical testing by Brian Baldwin of Mitchell. After the practical testing was finished Steve Harford, Deputy State Fire Marshal, conducted live fire training using the propane tree.

     On March 18th, 2017 the Lemmon Fire Department held an Ice Rescue Training at Shadehill Reservoir in Northwestern South Dakota.

     Brookings Fire Chief Darrell Hartman was the lead instructor who shared techniques from start to finish on an ice incident.

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