Fire school takes Siouxland's firemen back to basics - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Fire school takes Siouxland's firemen back to basics


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Almost 500 Northwest Iowa firefighters spent March 15 and 16 retraining to put out all kinds of fires.

The 26th annual Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School was held at Sioux City's Western Iowa Tech Community College.

50 instructors covered propane emergencies, grain bin rescues, interior fire fighting, and other firefighting skills.

Fire Service Training Bureau officials out of Ames, Iowa say the training is important for the area's junior firefighters.

"It's very important, because a lot of the participants here today are junior firefighters. I don't mean younger, some of them are older, but they're just getting their start in the fire service. There's a lot of different training programs here today that will further and advance their skills," Jim Kenkel, Fire Service Training Bureau said.

The bureau brought several simulators along to enhance the training.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at