I     At 0417 Oakland Fire was dispatched and Carson Fire for mutual aid to a reported structure fire. Initial crews arrived on scene and reported smoke from the eaves and basement windows. The occupants were accounted for, and escaped without injury.

Dow City-Arion Fire Department responded to a rural house fire on Feb. 12 with mutual aid from Earling and Denison Fire Departments. High winds, snow, sleet and freezing rain hampered efforts to save the structure. See more photos inside. Photo by Jim Clark.

A mountain of research on fire attack has taken place over the past few years. One of the major driving forces is the increase in firefighter line of duty deaths and injuries caused by flashovers and rapidly deteriorating fire conditions during interior attack evolutions. Last month I asked you to take a look at the SLICERS tactics.

On Feb. 9, members of the association met with Governor Dennis Daugaard     at the state capitol.

A scene from training at last year's fire school.

     The Pierre Fire Department is excited to be the host of the 2015 South Dakota Fire School. Fire School will be held June 18-20 at TF Riggs High School. We have been working feverishly for over a year to ensure a selection of quality educational classes that everyone can benefit from.

A construction trailer at the site of a new hotel caught fire on Feb. 22. Early indications for the fire point to an electrical heater.

A scene from training at last year's fire school.

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