National Fallen Firefighter Day

For Our brothers and Sisters we honor you.

A Proclamation by the President of the United States.

During Fire Prevention Week, we renew our commitment to preparedness, fire safety awareness, and individual responsibility. We also honor our brave firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and their families, as well as those firefighters who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to safeguard our lives and property.

Our Nation’s firefighters are heroes, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for the selfless service they provide to our communities.

Each year, an average of 1.4 million fires burn in the United States, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries along with billions of dollars in direct property damage. This year, in the Western and Midwestern parts of the country, wildfires of unprecedented scale and scope have threatened local wildlife and the environment and have severely impacted local and regional economies through their devastating effect on agriculture and tourism industries. In many areas, I have declared the wildfires a major disaster and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts. My Administration remains committed to providing help to those affected.

As we mark Fire Prevention Week, all Americans must be vigilant and take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of fire and to protect their families and property. It is critical to look for places in the home where fires can start, identify potential hazards, and take the steps needed to prevent these devastating fires. It is also important to regularly check and maintain smoke alarms, as these devices can provide life-saving warnings if there is a fire in the home. If a smoke alarm rings, it is essential to respond quickly, as you may have only minutes to escape safely.

September 11th – Remembering Those Who We Lost and Continue to Lose

On this day more than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks

  • 6,000+ injured
  • 2,977 people were killed
  • 2,606 in the World Trade Center
  • 246 on the four planes
  • 125 at the Pentagon
  • 72 Law Enforcement Officers
  • 55  Military Personnel
  • 344 Firefighters

And the Death toll continues to rise due to exposure at ground zero.

https://www.firehouse.com/safety-health/news/21021760/fdny-911-attacks-death-toll-continues-to-climb-cancer-firefighters

 

Listen to the sound of all of the firefighters who died that day. The “chirping sound” is a built in safety in our gear to indicate a firefighter who is not moving and may have not reported in. For every chirp is a firefighter down.

July Business Meeting 6pm

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

Thank you Muzzy!

We want everyone to take some time to thank and wish Captain Christopher Muszynski and his family a blessed future.
They have announced they are moving some time ago and have been working through the transition to a new home soon.
They will be moving outside of the district and Chris has been working to transition his duties to others at the department.
Chris and his family have been part of JMFD since 2004. During his time he has been instrumental as a fellow firefighter and as Training Captain! All of our members have learned from Muzzy and his legacy lives here through our member’s ability to perform under pressure. Muzzy was instrumental in many of our apparatus decisions and acquisitions, tools and our IT. We will miss the hell out of you as you transition but are excited about your new adventures!!

The Christmas parties will be a little less entertaining but you’re always welcome home here Muzzy!

Best of luck
– Love your JMFD family!!!