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The Sheldon Fire Department turns 125

Sheldon, IOWA (KTIV) - Sheldon Celebration Days kicks off tomorrow and this year, the Sheldon Fire Department turns 125-years-old.

34 volunteers help make up the volunteer department and they go on around 50 calls a year.

An open house will be held on Friday night at the fire station and a few old and new trucks will be on display including this old time fire truck that helped fight 1931 fire in Spencer Iowa that destroyed most of Grand Avenue.

And just in time for Celebration Days, a new fire truck will be on display for folks to come out and see.

"It's a new what we call a Rescue Pumper because it has all of our rescue equipment on it and also we'll go to fires. We actually just combined two trucks that we traded in into one," said Jerry Meyer, Sheldon Fire Chief.

On Friday, the Sheldon Fire Station will host and open house from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be a Emergency Vehicle Truck Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Middle School.

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