Frequently Asked Questions
DOES LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE STILL RENT THEIR HALL?
No, the hall rental was ceased and the hall converted to a meeting/training room for firefighter and emergency medical services education and training. Offices were also added for the officers and staff to conduct business.
DOES LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE FILL SWIMMING POOLS?
No, due to liability and insurance issues, we no longer fill pools.
DO I NEED TO CONTACT LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE IF I AM CONDUCTING A CONTROLLED BURN?
No, but you do need to contact the non-emergency Dispatch Center phone line at (712) 328-5737 and provide the dispatcher with your name, address, and phone number, as well as what you are burning, what time you plan to start burning, what time you will cease burning, and any other information they may require. If your burn gets out of control, please dial 911 immediately and report it.
CAN I BURN DURING A BURN BAN?
No. When a burn ban is in place open burning of any sort will not be allowed except in very specific and necessary circumstances. For more information on current burn ban status and policy, visit the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management or the Iowa State Fire Marshal websites.
WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT SCHEDULING A PUBLIC RELATIONS EVENT WITH LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE?
Please send all inquiries to our Public Relations staff at PR@LewisTwpFD.com.
HOW BIG IS LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE'S DISTRICT?
We cover from the city limits of Council Bluffs east to 240th Street, and from Highway 6 south to the Pottawattamie-Mills County line. We cover approximately 35 square miles.
HOW DO I JOIN LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE?
Detailed instructions as well as an application form can be found on our Join us page.
HOW MANY CALLS DOES LEWIS TOWNSHIP FIRE AND RESCUE RESPOND TO YEARLY?
In 2019, we responded to 489 calls, which was a record at that time. In 2020, we responded to 553 and, in 2021, we responded to 636.