Posts With Keyword ‘Doug Van Gorkom’

House Fire Just Over Mahaska County Line

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 6:27 am

[simage=7332,max,n,center,]At approximately 11:30 Monday, Pella Rural Fire and Pella Ambulance were called to the scene of a house fire.

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Local Resident Has Close Call With Carbon Monoxide

Posted: Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am

On Thursday evening the Pella Fire Department was called out to a carbon monoxide detector alarm.

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Last Weeks House Fire Still Under Investigation

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:27 am

[simage=6868,max,n,center,]The house fire Northwest of Pella last week may remain a mystery.

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Pella House Fire A Good Reminder To Check Fire Safety

Posted: Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 am

[simage=6868,max,n,center,]Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom wants to remind people that fire alarms save lives.

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Pella House Fire A Good Reminder To Check Fire Safety

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:27 am

[simage=6868,max,n,center,]Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom wants to remind people that fire alarms save lives.

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Chimneys Should be Checked Before Extended Cold-Weather Usage

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 6:27 am

While there have been several days already with temperatures in the 30s, Wednesday morning’s snowfall certainly made it feel colder out.

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Pella First Responders Also In Market For Grant Money

Posted: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at 6:23 am

First responders in Pella say they understand the need for federal grant money in smaller communities like Harvey.

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Fire Chief Offers Winter Safety Tips

Posted: Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 6:27 am

As temperatures continue to hover around the single digits, people may be tempted to bring out the electric blankets or throw some extra wood on the fire.

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Pella Rural Fire Department Responds To Chimney Fire

Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 6:29 am

The Pella Rural Fire Department responded to an early morning fire at 2005 Highway 163 West of Pella Wednesday morning.

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Pella Fire and Ambulance Crews Complete Training Exercises

Posted: Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 6:27 am

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The volunteers of the Pella Fire Department and Pella Ambulance services spent Thursday evening learning new skills and training for confined spaces rescue operations.

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Fire Damages Pella Home

Posted: Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Pella firefighters responded to a fire Friday night at a Pella residence.

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Fire Chief Asks for Help in Keeping Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Posted: Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

The current temperatures mean that piles of snow likely won’t be going away any time soon, and the Pella Fire Department is asking for a little help from the community if those snow piles continue to grow.

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Trucks Ready for 2010, says Pella Fire Chief

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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As 2009 draws to a close, the Pella Fire Department has taken the necessary steps to ensure they are again ready to serve the public in 2010.

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Road Conditions Can Slow Emergency Responders, says Fire Chief

Posted: Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 6:23 am

Snowy roads throughout Marion County is not only restricting travel by motorists, but also means limited capabilities for emergency responders.

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Holiday Decorators Reminded to be Aware of Fire Hazards

Posted: Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am

With the holiday season in full swing, area residents are encouraged to take the proper safety precautions with interior and exterior decorations.

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Pella Public Safety Departments Remind Residents to Use Good Judgement

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:29 am

The Thanksgiving Holiday should be a time of celebration and enjoyment with loved ones, but it can also be one of the more dangerous times of the year.

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Residents Reminded to Check Chimneys Before Using Fireplaces

Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 6:25 am

Many residents began lighting up fireplaces as the cold weather has moved in, but before it gets much later in the season, homeowners should be making sure their chimneys are cleaned.

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Pella Fire Chief Reminds Rural Residents to Report Burns

Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2009 at 6:29 am

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National Fire Prevention Week runs through Saturday, and is not only a time for reminders on how to protect personal property, but also to review fire safety policies.

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Smoke Detector Batteries Should be Changed Bi-Yearly

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 at 6:27 am

National Fire Prevention Week runs through this Saturday, and one of the most basic, yet most important fire safety items residents can have is a smoke detector.

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