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Thank you

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We appreciate your interest in Lewis Township Fire and Rescue. Our department relies on volunteers to protect our community and we are always in need of dedicated people willing to help.

This is a commitment

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The most important thing to know prior to joining our department is that it is a commitment.

 

We meet regularly on every Tuesday evening at 7 PM. During these meetings we train, maintain our equipment, and conduct department business. Also, emergency responses take an average of 1 hour, with some responses lasting 3 hours or more. We require that our members respond to a minimum of 15% of emergency response calls. In 2018, Lewis Township Fire and Rescue responded to 428 calls and, in 2019, we responded to a record 489 calls. Additionally, new members are required to attend probationary training which are above and beyond are regular training, for the first 6 months of their membership.

We urge you to discuss this commitment with your friends and family when deciding to join.

How to join

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Volunteering with Lewis Township Fire and Rescue begins by completing and submitting an application for consideration. We accept applications at all times, however, we only take on new members for probationary training twice per year. Submitted applications will remain on file and be tabled for membership each January and July.

Candidates must live within the fire district or within a maximum of 5 miles of the station (located at 19770 Cypress Ave), must obtain a physical (paid by the department), and complete additional paperwork as part of the application process.

The department membership will vote to accept the application as a probationary member during either the February or August business meeting. If the application is accepted, the individual will begin their 6 month probationary period and training.

Detailed instructions on the application process are contained in our new member application, linked below.

SEE FOR YOURSELF

Stop by the station and introduce yourself at one of our Tuesday night meetings. We meet each Tuesday at 7 PM and would be happy to talk with you about what we do.

JOIN US 

Get started by submitting the application below. 

Lewis Township Fire and Rescue

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19770 Cypress Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503