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Members/Probationary/Cadets/Auxiliary please attend.

  • 6:00 pm Arrival
    • Truck Checks
    • SCBA Checks
    • Clean/Inspect Building
  • 7:00 pm Dinner Provided
  • 7:30 pm Business Meeting upstairs
    • The public need to contact 319-857-4343 Prior to attending to get on the Agenda

It’s always great to get out and hang out with neighboring departments. Swap some stories and get some hoseline practice with a little competition.

We’re out here representing Swisher at the Ely waterball fights. A big Thank you to those members staying in district to allow this to happen!!

Before the water

After 9 bouts and still smiling!

We spend a large amount of time reviewing our tools and trucks to make sure we have them setup for our district’s response needs. We comb over as many scenarios as we can to find ways to improve responses. Last year we began a process to create a Johnson’s County based alliance to educate and train with multiple agencies for water delivery. The organization that came out to help coordinate our training was Gotbigwater ( they took notice and featured one of our main water supply trucks in their May issue; Truck 143. Click below for more.

National EMS Week

We have a phenomenal number of EMT only and combination EMT/ Firefighters that are trained and ready to help. We want to thank them for their hours and dedication!

What does it take to become an EMT/EMR?

  • Certification class
  • Classroom and book study
  • Protocol memorization
  • Practical skills performance
  • Time with an ambulance service or ER
  • Yearly continuing education hours