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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

This day we remember those who have laid down their lives in battle.

We lower our flag to half mast to honor those before us.

We raise our flag from midday to sunset to honor those living who watched their brothers and sisters fall.


We have two members from our Cadet program that graduated yesterday with their class of 2018.

We could not be more excited of the future that awaits you!

Congrats Trennan and Nicole!!

If you or someone you know is between 16-17 looking to learn more about a career in fire or ems.

We have a cadet mentorship program.

Thank you to the WILOS for providing a meal during our business meeting. We always appreciate our community’s continual support.

If you or your organization are interested in providing a meal to the Fire Department we have business meetings on the first Thursday of every month. Contact us at

Saint Florian the patron Saint of Firefighters watches over us as we monitor the safety within our Districts.

Today is International Firefighter day where we take some time out of the year to say thank you to the Professional Firefighters; career or volunteer.

At JMFD we love your cards and letters. Tell us your favorite thing about your home town and what you are doing to keep your household safe.

You can mail your cards or letters to:

Jefferson-Monroe Fire Dept.
PO BOX 246
Swisher, IA 52338