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Fire Department

Responsibilities

The Clear Lake Fire Department has responsibilities to the business, residential, and rural community. Those responsibilities include fire suppression, containment of hazardous materials, emergency medical support, vehicle extrication, public safety, fire prevention Training for children and adults, Technical Rescue, including ice and water, and to aid in the reduction of loss of life and property. Our ability to successfully complete these tasks relies on volunteer dedication, community support, and a understanding among our members to safely complete these tasks, have the tools, and training necessary, and have the ability to perform our functions with a team effort.

The members of the Clear Lake Fire Department are expected to attend monthly training sessions. These sessions train our members in various techniques used to safely perform their duties. The members of the Clear Lake Fire Department have the responsibility to the community to make themselves available at anytime to help prevent loss of life and loss of property.

The members of the Clear Lake Fire Department are dedicated volunteers who sacrifice time with family, friends, and time in the community, to achieve those responsibilities expected by the community, members of this organization, and business.

 

How does the Clear Lake Fire Dept. function?

The Clear Lake Fire Department is made up of volunteers throughout the community. The membership volunteers fluctuates between 24 and 28 more regularly. All members are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week. No matter what time of day or what the weather is like, fire fighters are willing to respond. Fire fighters carry pagers with them at all times. When the alarm is sounded, the police dispatcher will direct the fire fighters to what and where the emergency is over the pagers and the fire fighters respond to the fire station. When they arrive at the station, they “gear up” as quickly as they can and climb aboard the fire truck or rescue vehicle. The person who is in the front passenger seat of the fire vehicle is the “officer in charge." The officer in charge does all the radio communications with the dispatcher and other responding emergency vehicles. Once at the scene of the emergency that officer is in charge of everyone. After the situation is taken care of, all vehicles will return to “quarters” and the fire fighters prepare vehicles for another call.

Contacts

Chief:
Doug Meyers

Assistant Chief:
Mike Keefe

Captains:
Jim Finstad & Tom P Hartwig, Jr.

Lieutenants:

Trinity Benson, Aaron Forsyth, & Mike Meester


 
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Hours & Location
Location:
711 2nd Avenue North

Hours:
24 hours - 7 days a week

Phone:
641-357-2613
 
 
 
 
City of Clear Lake Iowa
15 N 6th St. | P.O. Box 185 Clear Lake, IA 50428  |  Phone: (641) 357-5267  |  Fax: (641) 357-8711
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