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Wildland Fire Suppression Grants Available to Rural Fire Departments

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources forestry bureau, working in coordination with the US Forest Service has grant money available for Iowa’s rural fire departments to help battle wildfires. The grants offer funding assistance for wildfire suppression equipment, slide in units, hoses, nozzles, adapters, portable tanks and pumps, personal protective equipment and communications equipment.  Additionally, […]

Hancock Courthouse

Hancock County Looks at Safety

Safety measures were a big concern at this week’s Hancock County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, particularly involving courthouse security. Hancock County formed a safety committee recently after the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, which handles the county’s insurance, advised it do so. Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about the discussion the board had with the […]