QRT Thanks You #cairoqrt

Cairo QRT thanks you



The Cairo QRT hosted The Midwest Dueling Pianos entertainment for the 2nd year in a row on February 7. As a team, we can’t thank everyone enough who bought tickets, donated money, volunteered during the event & those that helped with set up & take down. Once again it was a successful fundraiser & it wouldn’t have been without the support from the community. We would also like to thank the corporate sponsors who bought tables they were: Pathway Bank, Baasch & Sons, Moeller Farms, Aurora Coop, Crop Production Services, Agrigold, Bossleman, 2 Buds Catering, Hadenfeldt Farms, Lebensraum/Prairie Winds Assisted Living, and Planter Paradise. Lastly, we honored one of our own team members who retired this last year, Shirley Johnson. She had been with the team since the beginning for 38 years. If you see her in the community, please thank her for her many years of service. We are very proud to serve this wonderful community of Cairo.

– Rebecca Hadenfeldt, Cairo QRT President


Fire Prevention Training for Propane Tanks #cairofiredepartment

Cairo Nebraska Fire Department Training

On-site training for propane tank fires took place at the Cairo Community Center parking lot on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  Over 50 Volunteer Firefighters representing nine area communities attended.  The Firefighters had attended a required class a week earlier sponsored by the Nebraska State Fire Marshall Training Division, in cooperation with the National Propane Gas Association.  Mr. Brian Busse was the instructor.

The Volunteers were instructed in the proper way to attack a burning propane tank.  Extensive teamwork was required as water capacity, water pressure, tank and propane temperature and pressure, were all variables to determine prior to the attack.  Additional considerations included weather conditions, site conditions, manpower, and equipment availability.


Nothing was left to chance as the water pressure was ramped up, two heavy fog sprays were employed, and the teams moved in toward the burning tank.  Between the two hose teams was the Firefighter designated to close the valve and eliminate any further gas escape.

Any other option would have left all of the people on site in grave danger.

The evening’s controlled practice allowed all of the Firefighters to have actual hands-on experience.  The event brought the prior week’s instruction into reality.

On a more personal note, the drill allows for a heightened sense of awareness as all of us–neighbors and friends–go into this spring.  It is good that we look after one another.

Thanks again to Brian Busse of the NE Fire Marshall Training Division, and the National Propane Gas Association for helping to make this exercise possible.