Got Big Water – Getting Big Results


Jefferson Monroe Fire Department Hosted Day 1 of a 2 Day Multi-Department Training. The first of its kind for deploying large water to all areas of Northern Johnson County. We want to thank those departments and staff that dedicated their weekend to ensure we are maximizing operations when supporting fire fighting efforts.

  • Coralville
  • Fairfax
  • Jefferson Monroe (Swisher)
  • North Liberty
  • Solon
  • Stanley
  • Mount Vernon

The information shared is about techniques that can be deployed to help Rural Iowa and districts with little to no public access to water. These departments combined oversee over 500,000+ acres, with heavy residential, industrial, commercial, agriculture and wildlife. We want to ensure we have a plan to deploy the fastest water possible to the remotest of locations.


We ask You as Community members to continue to contact your local governance and ask them to deploy more infrastructure to support water delivery systems for your health and safety.




Training – April 21 – 22 – Got Big Water

We will be running a joint, all weekend long, training to bring many departments together to learn how to effectively setup, transport and sustain large water operations for the large hydrant-less areas we cover.

Schedule of Events – Jefferson-Monroe IA RWSOS Flyer2018 v2

  • 21st – 0800-1630 – Topics
    • Fire Flow Needs
    • Drafting
    • Dump Site Ops
    • Fill Site Ops
    • Tanker Ops
    • Practical Exercises
  • 22nd – 0800 – ??
    • 2 Hr ISO Tanker Shuttle 500GPM or 1000GPM constant flow



Training – March 15th – 18:00 – HazMat Ops

Johnson County Hazmat will be giving us a refresher course on HazMat Operations.

This will be put on by none other than our very own Chris Lacey. He will be bringing the Hazmat vehicle with so we can review and tour the operational deployment and tools.

Members need to attend if you plan to go on Mutual Aid Calls!


Train Hard!

Train True!

Train Often!

Training – March 10th – Vehicle Extrication – 0900

With growing numbers of vehicle accidents we will be hosting an additional Vehicle Extrication Training Saturday, March 10th, 9am – 12.

As a member, if you were not able to attend last September we implore you join us on Saturday to brush up on the skills and tools required for fast and safe extrication.

This training will be put on by none other than our own Brian Marak with ICFD!

┬áHere’s a Training video from our last go around.

Train Hard!

Train True!

Train Often!