Fire Prevention Month – Thank you, local fire departments!

October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time when we should all be aware of ways to help learn fire safety and prevention. It’s also the perfect time to thank the people dedicated to keeping our communities safe and who are the first on scene when help is needed. THANK YOU to all the volunteers in the local fire departments.

Members of the Sully Fire Department are, from left, front: Carna DeJong, Corey Van Kooten, Loren Vos, Lisa Foster, David Foster, Jeff Vander Molen, Josh Vander Molen; back: Ed Van Kooten, Wayne Ritter, Jason Allbee, Tyler Harsselaar, Kaila Harsselaar, Jeremy Diers, Jeremy Vander Molen, Arie Scholten; not pictured: Mike Vander Molen, Tony Van Wyk, Laura Van Kooten, Ervin Nikkel, Adam Gannaway, Derik Allbee, Denny Snodgrass, and Justine Wyma. Photo by Dan Hayes, Poweshiek County CR.

Members of the Lynnville Fire Department are, from left, front: David Eilander, FF1; Sammi Bryan, RN; Brenda Terpstra, Treasurer, EMT; Carna De Jong, Secretary, EMT; back: Mert Van Wyk, Truck Operator; Barb Martin, EMR; Randy Van Wyk, Truck Operator; Marty Van Wyk, FF1; Dave Hofer, FF1; Josh De Witt, FF1; Mark Van Wyk, Fire Chief, EMT, FF1; and not pictured: Lyle Martin, Truck Operator; Tony Van Wyk, Assistant Fire Chief, EMT, FF1; Mike Magee, FF1; Jordan Savage, FF1; Corey Van Kooten, EMT, FF1; and Zack Rea, FF1.

The Lynnville Fire Department has two upcoming fundraisers. This Saturday, Oct. 28, will be their Soup Supper and Pumpkin Roll. The pumpkin roll starts at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street in Lynnville. Pumpkins will be provided, or bring your own. A soup supper will follow from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the fire station. On the menu will be chili and potato soups, bars, juice, and coffee. Freewill donations will go toward equipment upkeep and supplies. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 5, will be the annual Lynnville Firefighter’s Breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m. at the station. The freewill donation meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk, and coffee.

Members of the Searsboro Fire Department are, from left, front: David Eilander, Robert Matteson, Jr., second row: Ivy Schuster, Catina Bristow, Chief Scott Coffin, Gary Sears; third row: Andy Schuster, Rob Fattig; back row: Ian Bristow, Darlene Icenbice Larson, Jean Coffin; and not pictured: Dakota Nelson.

Searsboro Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is this Sunday, Oct. 29, from 6:30-10:30 a.m. at the Searsboro Fire Station. The freewill-donation meal includes biscuits and gravy, eggs to order, pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. Proceeds will go towards protective gear for the fire-fighters.

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