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!

 Here’s a Training video from our last go around.

Train Hard!

Train True!

Train Often!

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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March 3rd , 2018  1-3pm  2559 120th St Swisher, Iowa 52338


Fire safety videos with Firefighters!
Bring your kids and join us for a fun filled afternoon of popcorn, juice pouches, and videos!

The Jefferson-Monroe Fire Department would like to invite you and your family for a fun and educational afternoon learning about fire safety, watching animated videos, and interacting with our very own firefighters and EMT’s!

We hope to see you all there!

All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Please park vehicles up top at the station, thank you.

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
  • 1 Can 8 Oz tomato Sauce
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