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
  • 1 Can 8 Oz tomato Sauce
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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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We live in such an amazing community! All of you responded with everything that you have and the family says ” we have more clothes and toiletries then were ever in the house”. They want to thank all of you! They couldn’t imagine going through this without the support of those around them. They are staying at a local hotel at this time as they begin the recovery process.

You can still donate to their GoFundMe page to support the continual financial burden of being displaced while they recover from the fire damage.

On an additional note the fire department was able to rescue and prevent the loss of several artifacts in the house. One of them was a teapot with DisneyLand passes inside. Prior to the fire the family had planned a trip to Disneyland in the coming months and now they can leave the chaos knowing their community is watching out for them.

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Happy New Year

2017 has been another great year at the Jefferson Monroe Fire Department! As we begin 2018 and look at our growing communities we are excited of what the future brings. There will many opportunities for our communities to move forward on new methods and further safety precautions that will better protect all who live in our areas.


We want to thank you the community for your support.

We want to especially thank the dedication and continued advancements of our volunteer members.


Help us make this a great year! Join us as we further prepare!


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Around this time of year there is so much going on….
Now imagine your house, your home, your memories have all gone up in flames.

Our members today responded to assist North Liberty with a house fire.

We are putting out an APB asking for members of our community to help in the hour of need for Martha Liddell.

Martha just lost everything today due to the high winds pushing the flames through her house at a record setting pace.

Hills bank has setup places of donation at ANY OF THEIR FACILITIES!!

Below are a few locations with driving direction links.

or visit  to find a location nearest you

You can also call Hills bank with questions 800-445-5725

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As the temperature remains below freezing more and more ice will be forming over waterways. Since the weather has been rising above freezing daily this ice will not sustain your weight. So please refrain from testing this ice with your person. Use a stone or pointed stick to test prior entering the ice.

Whether Man or Beast we at JMFD have the equipment to come get you out of a frigid situation.

Learn more about hypothermia and how to last longer in cold water.

How long can person last in cold water?

We want to thank all of you that came out to enjoy the festivities in downtown swisher. Santa and Mrs. Claus found time to land  their sleigh at our station and we were able to give them a ride on our Engine 141.

Santa met many good girls and boys and says everyone can look forward to when he returns later this month!

Check out the fun here!