We at the Jefferson Monroe Fire Department have been made aware over the past couple of days about a mail scam going through our district. See images below for reference.

This is not coming from us. Please do not issue them money!!! Please file a complaint here:

The only fundraisers we do throughout the year is the

– Swisher 5k in a July

– The Meat and More ( Mailer) raffle in September

– The soup supper in October.

We are grateful for you support and donations. They keep our department moving forward. If you ever have questions please call 319-857-4343 or email us directly!!

July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. We are celebrating this home cooked staple because of how often it sustains our members. So cook yourself a bowl of Mac and Cheese and if you’re feeling courageous enjoy one of our owns Special rendition.

Recipe Spotlight  – Hotdogs Macaroni and Cheese – Amy Ockenfels

Prep time: 1 min.
Cook Time: 45 sec.

  • 1 Hot dog
  • 1 cup of Easy Mac
  • 1/2 cup of water

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Truck 1949 is off to the shop to begin its restoration project. We’ve had some members and community members donate their time and resources for us to begin the restoration process.

Stay tuned as we keep you updated with the progress.

6/21/18 We had a request to burn a house down. When we receive these requests we use them as a training opportunity for the department.

If you have properties or large brush piles you would like assistance burning please contact us at 319-857-4343.



WHAT: EMT Certification Course

WHERE: Jefferson-Monroe (Swisher) Fire Department  – Main Entrance Meeting Room – 2559 120th St. NW, Swisher, IA 52338

WHEN: Monday & Wednesdays 1800-2200 (Aug 20- Dec 12)

WHY: EMS is all around us, EMS is a fast paced, trauma filled environment. Learn how to provide basic emergency care to an individual in need & help your community ☺

Register through Kirkwood Community College starting March 30th

Please make sure to register for both sections: EMS-255-JHFMW & EMS-350-JHFMW

*minimum of 10 students to run class

Lead Instructor: Crystal Shramek, RN, NRP, EMT-P, CCP

Questions? Contact Crystal Shramek at or  Brian Rechkemmer at


The current tuition for academic year 2017 is *$160.00 per credit hour. Students will encounter fees other than tuition and textbooks, throughout the course. The required EMS clinical shirt is available at the Kirkwood Bookstore for $35.00. Other course fees for academic year 2017 are as follows:

*FISDAP Registry $20.00 (Purchased at the KCC Bookstore)

*Background Check $45.00 (Paid to Certified Background)

*Immunization Tracking $30.00 (Paid to Certified Background)

*Practical Exam Fees $125.00 (Pay through Continuing Education)

*IDPH Certification Fee $30.00 (Paid to the IDPH with a money order)

*Retest Fees $20.00 (Must be cash)

*NREMT $80.00 (Paid at end of class when registering for NREMT)

*Prices are subject to change

We regret to inform you that one of our past members James (Jim) Cerveny passed Thursday 5/24.

Jim was a valued member and Firefighter of the Jefferson Monroe Fire Department (Swisher) from 1980 – 1994. He served as secretary and treasurer from 1985 – 1989.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. His fire family misses him but his contributions and efforts live on through our community.

Rest peacefully brother you have served us all well!


James Cerveny