We are here to preserve life and property

We are here to build community and families

We are volunteers

We are Jefferson Monroe Fire Department

We watch over the 35,000+ acres of Jefferson and Monroe Districts covering the towns of Swisher and Shueyville; we support the Eastern Iowa airport and any traveler on I380. All the while looking over Ag, Residential, Commercial and Industrial structures. We also watch over vast areas of wild land and the Hawkeye wildlife preserve in our backyard.

The true reason large events are being canceled due to the risk of Coronavirus (COVID#19):

News of the Coronavirus has been impossible to avoid. It’s all over local and cable news networks, radio, social media, and internet. You have probably had discussions about the coronavirus with family, friends, coworkers even your children. You have also likely seen major headlines about large events being canceled across the country. The NCAA, NBA, MLB have all canceled or postponed events in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus.

Many feel that these cancelations are overreactions because they have heard that the coronavirus is only moderately more dangerous than the common flu. In reality, these cancelations have more to do with controlling the spread of the virus and minimizing the impact on our healthcare system. We have a limited capacity to deal with large numbers of sick people all at once. So if we can delay and/or limit the spread of the virus, that allows our healthcare facilities and professionals to better help people. While these cancelations can be an inconvenience, they are not an overreaction.

We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe. Remember to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, stay home if you begin to fell sick, and try to avoid large crowds if at all possible.

Additional Coronavirus Related News:

Gov. Reynolds recommends Iowa schools close for four weeks

CDC Guidance for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations