All officers are experienced firefighters and all are medically certified with many years of training and experience in the field. The department includes Firefighters, EMTs, Advanced EMTs and Paramedics,
Lewis Township Fire & Rescue serves all of Lewis Township and part of Garner Township, encompassing an area of almost 40 square miles.
Lewis Township Fire & Rescue first originated in Lake Manawa and was named the Manawa Lewis Township Volunteer Fire Department from 1959 to 1969 until they were annexed by the city of Council Bluffs. They then had to park the trucks at peoples homes and when it got really cold they parked the trucks inside Maguires on Hwy 92. In the spring of 1970, a new building was built behind Maguires just to the west until the new station at 19770 Cypress Ave was being built from 1981-1982.
Lewis Township Fire Department Water Rescue was called to Emerson Iowa to help rescue and evacuate the Am Track that derailed because of flood waters. The flood waters were so intense we lost our water rescue boat and several members were put in danger and needed rescue themselves.
Lewis Township Fire Department was called to Sioux City Iowa for the plane crash of flight 232. We were called for use of our generator.
Are you looking to get in touch with a member of the department? We welcome you to contact us with any concerns, issues, or questions which you have.