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!!

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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We are proud of the American Soil we stand on and the leaders that have guided this country through it’s Highs and Lows.

On this day start your day with a presidential Breakfast that packs a Protein punch!

Recipe Spotlight – High Protein Pancakes – Brian Kiekhaefer
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min

We are glad to have the upgrades done on 141 and to have it back home. We drove 141 from Alexis, IL to the station only to be paged out to backup Station 1 in Iowa City for their City Carton fire. So 141 drove 2 hours to never make it home until 10:30pm that night. Even when we are “out of service,” we are always still working!

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CPR Practice

Check out your JMFD staff and others from the community joining us for CPR certification.

The image above is of the Lucas device we own that allows us to maintain proper CPR for longer durations until transport. This device frees up hands, reduces fatigue and man power requirements and helps ensure High Quality CPR is administered for a greater survival outcome.

Check the link below for pictures of the Training day.

CPR certification

We know how hot a fire can burn.

This is the only time of year where we say “Fan your Flames,”  For your loved ones on this Valentines day.

We have a special recipe from none other than Cupid himself. However we may not be able to recommend it for your special day.

Recipe Spotlight – Spencer Kiekhaefer – Summer Pie (Tuna Jello Pie)

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Servings: 6

  • 1 pkg (3oz) Lemon-flavored Gelatin
  • 1 1/4 Cups Boiling water
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Whether you’re cheering on the Eagles or the Patriots we hope you have a Safe Super Bowl Sunday.

Watch the Game Stream from NBC

If you are last minute food planning let BJ Poe come to the rescue with his phenomenal Beer Can Chicken

Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 1 hr 15 min

1 (4-pound) whole chicken
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
1 can beer

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