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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Taste Buds Light Up in Anticipation of Firehouse Chili Cook-off at the State Capitol

Des Moines, IOWA --- As part of Firefighter Day on the Hill, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has organized a "Firehouse Chili Cook-off." Tomorrow more than 30 teams from fire service, law enforcement, public health, and emergency response agencies will fire up their crock pots and dish out some taste bud pleasing chili.

WHO: Iowa Department of Public Safety and Firefighters from across Iowa.
   
WHAT: Firehouse Chili Cook-off - World Trade Center steel on display
  Firefighter Day on the Hill
   
WHEN: TOMORROW: March 21, 2013
  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
   
WHERE: Iowa State Capitol
  Des Moines, Iowa
   
WHY: Every year the fire service of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Safety participate in Firefighter Day on the Hill.  This day officially recognizes the role firefighters have in protecting the public.  This is the second year the State Fire Marshal Office plays host to the Firehouse Chili Cook-off.  The fun competition will determine which fire station or public safety entity makes the best firehouse chili.

Tomorrow's winners take home the coveted W. Stuart Crine award, and of course, bragging rights!

As a special tribute to the fire service, this year Honor Guard members from the Indianola Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol will stand vigil over a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The trade center remnant will be on display at the State Capitol first floor rotunda from 10:30 AM-1:30 PM. 

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