All posts for the month March, 2018

Have a Safe holiday and toast the Saint Patrick.

Chief Heims’ famous Corn Casserole Recipe:


1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, melted
1 C sour cream
16 oz or more frozen corn
salt, pepper, onion to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Thaw corn and combine all ingredients.
  • Bake in greased baking dish for 40-50 minutes or golden across the top.
    Good recipe to double or triple for large crowds!!

Johnson County Hazmat will be giving us a refresher course on HazMat Operations.

This will be put on by none other than our very own Chris Lacey. He will be bringing the Hazmat vehicle with so we can review and tour the operational deployment and tools.

Members need to attend if you plan to go on Mutual Aid Calls!


Train Hard!

Train True!

Train Often!

With growing numbers of vehicle accidents we will be hosting an additional Vehicle Extrication Training Saturday, March 10th, 9am – 12.

As a member, if you were not able to attend last September we implore you join us on Saturday to brush up on the skills and tools required for fast and safe extrication.

This training will be put on by none other than our own Brian Marak with ICFD!

 Here’s a Training video from our last go around.

Train Hard!

Train True!

Train Often!

At Jefferson Monroe Fire department we are made of a wide variety of people and backgrounds. For those of you who have visited our facilities you have probably noticed the inspirational artwork in our upstairs entry and Weight room.

Both of these pieces have been commissioned by one of our own.

We want to introduce to you one our amazing first responders and talented artists.

Karen Spitzer
Member since 2013 – 5 years

She is an EMT-B and works in Des Moines at Unity Point Health as a Respiratory Therapist-Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist/Adult Critical Care Specialist

Yes that’s right she lives in Des Moines and in her free times makes trips back to our district to be available to respond to calls.

See Interview below to learn more about Karen.

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March 3rd , 2018  1-3pm  2559 120th St Swisher, Iowa 52338


Fire safety videos with Firefighters!
Bring your kids and join us for a fun filled afternoon of popcorn, juice pouches, and videos!

The Jefferson-Monroe Fire Department would like to invite you and your family for a fun and educational afternoon learning about fire safety, watching animated videos, and interacting with our very own firefighters and EMT’s!

We hope to see you all there!

All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Please park vehicles up top at the station, thank you.