2021 Mid-Year Meeting

2021 Mid-Year Meeting & Banquet
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Mid-Year Meeting:
Saturday April 17, 2021 at 9 a.m.
Saturday Noon Lunch – On your own

Mid-Year Banquet Special Guests: Past Presidents
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Cocktails at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.

Mid-Year Business Meeting Agenda

Zoom Link:

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IFA Q&A Budget Session

To the Membership of the Iowa Firefighters Association,

The board will be holding a Q&A session on the proposed budget increase. This session will be held on Sunday March 7th at 1:00 pm at the Iowa Falls Fire Station. We encourage you to take part in this meeting either in person or online via zoom. The zoom link is available below. If you are unable to participate in the meeting please reach out to a board member and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The board feels it is important to share all of our financial information to educate our membership on the need for a dues increase.

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Thank You!
IFA Board of Directors.

Passing of Past President Marlyn Lyons

It is with great sadness the IFA announces the passing of Past President Marlyn Lyons. Below is the link to his obituary. On Sunday, November 1st from 2:00-5:00 pm there will be a celebration of life for Marlyn at the Van Horne Fire Station.

Link to Obituary

Cards & Memorials: Those wishing to send cards or memorials are asked to mail them to the following address:

Patsy Lyons
PO Box 174
Garrison, IA 52229

2020 Convention has been cancelled. Please see the formal decision from Grinnell Fire Department on the events tab above. The business meeting will still take place in Grinnell on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. More details to follow.


About IFA

The Iowa Firefighters Association was organized in 1879. There are now approximately 15,500 volunteer and career firefighters from across Iowa that make up the membership of the IFA. The Iowa Firefighters Association is dedicated to the improvement of Iowa’s Fire Service and protection of the general public through legislation, better training, minimum standards for apparatus and equipment, fire prevention, public relations and information.

Members receive a monthly issue of the Iowa Firefighter, benefits of State and Federal legislative lobbying, networking opportunities through annual convention and meetings and the chance to help improve the Iowa Fire Service.

Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau Grand Opening Invitation

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Camp Dodge Joint
Maneuver Training Center – Building 3536 (B-59)
7105 NW 70th Avenue , Johnston, IA 50131-1824
RSVP to Bureau Chief, John Kraemer at kraemer@dps.state.ia.us by August 10, 2020
A grand opening & ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM, followed by an open house with light refreshments. Many local and state dignitaries will be present to commemorate this historic occasion. We hope you will take the opportunity to join us and tour our new facility and training grounds.
THANK YOU to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, and the Iowa National Guard for making the Fire Service Training Bureau’s new home a reality!