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136th IOWA FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION The Iowa Firefighters Association Convention has been held annually since 1878. The 2014 Convention will be hosted by Grinnell September 3rd – 7th, 2014.  Keep checking for updates here as the time gets closer! Grinnell FD will be set up at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque for Mid Year and begin selling camping spots, etc. at noon on Friday, April 4th. Grinnell’s website is  http://www.2014ifaconvention.com./  and forms are available there with information. They will begin selling on-line on Monday, April 7th, after Mid Year. New rules for golf carts went into effect in 2012. If you intend to bring a golf cart to convention please read this! We are looking for drill officials to help out on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. If you would like to help contact Wendy @ wlensing@iafireassn.org or 515-332-1503. THANKS! The 2015 convention will be hosted by Story City! Don’t forget to save your can tabs!!! The Atlantic Fire Department sponsors a contest each year at convention and awards a traveling trophy to the department that brings in the most can tabs. The can tabs raise money for the Shrine Hospital Burn Unit. The 2013 winner was Cedar-Mt. Auburn with a total of 1079 lbs. of tabs! This year’s record grand total was 2,956 lbs. of can tabs!! Start saving for next year..