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Volunteer Fire Chiefs Workshop is March 27, 2021

Chief Duane Hendrickson, February 11

The Iowa Fire Chiefs Association, in partnership with the Fire Service Training Bureau of the State Fire Marshal
Division, has designed this Volunteer Fire Chiefs Workshop to assist the fire chiefs and fire officers of volunteer and combination fire departments. Chiefs and officers from career departments are also invited to attend. Information will be provided to help officers understand their roles ... (Full Story)

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Chief Duane Hendrickson, August 28

Two newsworthy events occurred at the new location of the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau at Camp Dodge, 7105 NW 70th, Johnston, Iowa.
The first was the retirement of Jim Kenkel, Special Programs Manager on July 23, 2020. Pictured are Chief Roger Bissen, IFCA Vice President, Jim Kenkel and Chief Duane Hendrickson, IFCA Sec/Tres.
The second event was the Open House of the Training Bureau on August ... (Full Story & Photos)

Thomas Bales, Milo Fire Chief Retired, Dies Suddenly

Chief Duane Hendrickson, March 26

Services are pending for Tom Bales, age 63, of Milo.
Chief Bales became Milo Fire Chief in 1983 and just recently retired. He had been a member of the Iowa Fire Chiefs Association since 1990. Local Chester Crouse wrote "When Tom decided he wanted to be a police officer, he worked part time for the City of Milo. He was tutored by Ed Huntoon, a retired Warren County Deputy. Someone came up with the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Firefighter Plate Applications Available Without Notary Requirement

Chief Duane Hendrickson, November 22

Attached is the DOT forms used for firefighter license plate renewal. This form must be used for the firefighter that wants to get a new plate, replace a lost plate or renew a plate. No Notary is required. However, this still required fire chief approval and supported by a fire department officer. ... (Full Story)


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