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Who we are

Our department

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Lewis Township Fire and Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services to Lewis Township, and a portion of Garner Township, to the south and east of the city limits of Council Bluffs in southwest Iowa.

 

We provide protection to more than 6,500 residents that live in our district, which covers approximately 35 square miles. Since 2017, we have responded to more than 400 calls every year.

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We are volunteers

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Our department is made up completely of volunteers. In the United States, about 70% of firefighters are volunteer and appropriately 85% of departments are all or partially volunteer. These volunteers take time away from their loved-ones and careers to help their neighbors in times of need.

Meet our team

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The members of Lewis Township Fire and Rescue are individuals of varying backgrounds and experiences who have come  together as a family to serve our community.

Jeremy Meyers

Fire Chief

EMT

Serving Since

1992

Jake Hardiman

Deputy Chief of EMS

Paramedic

Serving Since

2015

Josh Stuhr

Fire Lieutenant

Serving Since

2015

Phil Robertus

Treasurer

EMT

Serving Since

2005

Craig Gochenour

AEMT

Serving Since

2010

Tylor Mueller

Firefighter

Serving Since

2019

Keenan Diercks

Firefighter

Serving Since

2020

Andy Diller

Firefighter

Serving Since

2021

Trent Hill

Firefighter

EMT

Serving Since

2021

Jaden Reiss

Probationary Firefighter

Serving Since

2021

Korey Cox

Assistant Chief

Serving Since

2002

Nick Ruis

Fire Captain

Serving Since

2013

Tyler Ettleman

EMS Lieutenant

Vice President

EMT

Serving Since

2016

Tommy O'Connor

Member at Large

EMT

Serving Since

2003

Karoline Finken

Paramedic

Serving Since

2018

Zach Hess

Paramedic

Serving Since

2019

Aliceyn Smith

Cadet

Serving Since

2020

Stephan Erlbacher

Firefighter

Serving Since

2021

Todd Runge

Firefighter

EMT

Serving Since

2021

Jason Andersen

Deputy Chief of Fire

Serving Since

2018

Rick Bradshaw

EMS Captain

AEMT

Serving Since

2019

Toni Caputo

President

Officer Admin

Serving Since

2015

Tom Devereaux

Maintenance Admin

Serving Since

2021

Nick Wimmer

EMT

Serving Since

2018

Mason Strong

Firefighter

Serving Since

2019

Bryce Cottrill

Firefighter

Serving Since

2021

Sam Higginbotham

Firefighter

Serving Since

2021

Alex Ruhaak

Probationary Firefighter

Serving Since

2021