It’s always great to get out and hang out with neighboring departments. Swap some stories and get some hoseline practice with a little competition.

We’re out here representing Swisher at the Ely waterball fights. A big Thank you to those members staying in district to allow this to happen!!

Before the water

After 9 bouts and still smiling!

We spend a large amount of time reviewing our tools and trucks to make sure we have them setup for our district’s response needs. We comb over as many scenarios as we can to find ways to improve responses. Last year we began a process to create a Johnson’s County based alliance to educate and train with multiple agencies for water delivery. The organization that came out to help coordinate our training was Gotbigwater (http://gotbigwater.com.) they took notice and featured one of our main water supply trucks in their May issue; Truck 143. Click below for more.

http://gotbigwater.com/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=388

National EMS Week

We have a phenomenal number of EMT only and combination EMT/ Firefighters that are trained and ready to help. We want to thank them for their hours and dedication!

What does it take to become an EMT/EMR?

  • Certification class
  • Classroom and book study
  • Protocol memorization
  • Practical skills performance
  • Time with an ambulance service or ER
  • Yearly continuing education hours

We want to thank the Johnson County OHV group for coming out to our business meeting to inform us of their direction and intentions as they pursue establishing an organization and ordinance to further OHV usage through more of the county.

If you would like to learn more about their goals and propositions please visit their Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/jocoiaohv/

International Firefighter Day

Saint Florian the patron Saint of Firefighters watches over us as we monitor the safety within our Districts.

Today is International Firefighter day where we take some time out of the year to say thank you to the Professional Firefighters; career or volunteer.

At JMFD we love your cards and letters. Tell us your favorite thing about your home town and what you are doing to keep your household safe.

You can mail your cards or letters to:

Jefferson-Monroe Fire Dept.
PO BOX 246
Swisher, IA 52338

or

Email JMFD@southslope.net

http://www.firefightersday.org/about-iffd/st-florian/