Reasnor Fire Department ~ 312 North Street PO Box16 ~ Reasnor, Iowa 50232

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We would like to thank you for your interest in joining our emergency response team. Our team is built on dedication and commitment to helping our community. We will not mislead you. Being a Reasnor Fire Department volunteer can be a tough job, however, it can be one of the most gratifying jobs by helping your family, friends, neighbors and community in their greatest time of need.

Join the adventure by attending one of our meetings that are on the first Thursday of every month or fill out the online contact form by clicking HERE. If you have questions or would like to talk to a Reasnor Fire Department member please feel free to contact Chris Tool at We appreciate your interest in our organization and we hope you will seriously consider joining our team.

Who is eligible to join the Reasnor Fire Department?
Any person residing or working in the city of Reasnor, Palo Alt Township, Elk Creek Township, Fairview Township, and Buena Vista Township within Jasper County, Iowa who is of sound mind and body and is at least eighteen (18) years of age, shall be eligible to serve as a firefighter in the Department. We are in need of anyone willing to offer there time to help a neighbor or even a stranger. We are willing to take anyone willing to offer reliable passionate service. You don't have to go into burning buildings and you don't have to get into the blood and guts if you don't want too. Sometimes we only need a driver or a pump operator so any help is greatly appreciated.

Below is a job description of what you may expect if do choose to volunteer with the Reasnor Fire Department.

Job Summary
Respond to calls for service for the fire department. Provide emergency care or support at the scene of an accident or injury. Answer fire/rescue calls and extinguish fires and performs tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining fire and EMS equipment, apparatus and buildings. Complete administrative work as required and assigned. Performs work at the direction of the Fire Chief and other officers.

Essential Job Requirements of all Firefighters and EMS Members
The following may be physical and other requirements of all members of the Reasnor Fire Department. The fire chief may place personal limits on any member of the department on an individual basis, limiting them to light duty and/or not allowing them to partake in specific evolutions. Failure to meet the requirements below does not necessarily eliminate the member from service.   However it may limit the duties assigned at an incident scene. Essential job requirements are as follows:
  • Administers and assists with the administration of patient care at a scene of a medical emergency or other emergency scene
  • Inspects, maintains, and prepares station, vehicles, equipment and supplies
  • Complete proper paperwork including State reports and patient care reports
  •  Participates in department sponsored community relation and public education events
  • Attend mandatory training and education events, classes and conferences
  • All members are expected to report to the station in a safe and orderly manner when notified of an incident
  • Members must carry their pager and/or radio with them at all times, in order to be notified of an incident
  • All members are expected to take orders and carry out objectives as assigned by the officers or senior personnel of the department as outlined by the chain of command
  • Participate in fund raising events of the fire department each year to include preparation, operation and clean up of the event
  • Extract, lift and carry patients with or without the aid of ropes, hose lines, safety harnesses, rescue carries, etc
  • Occasionally push, pull, lift and carry over 100 pounds
  • Wear personal protective equipment weighing approximately 50-70 pounds while performing fire-fighting tasks
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with other members of the department and the public, both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Work in all types of weather conditions
  • Face potential exposure to hazardous substances such as asbestos, hydrogen cyanide, hydrochloric acid, etc. through inhalation or contact; noise levels over 90 decibels; and other potential hazards
  • Perform job functions while adapting to surroundings, which could include extreme heights, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, limited visibility and confined spaces
  • Work in areas where exposure to burn injuries, smoke, dust, and radiation hazards are possible
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature and perform physically demanding tasks in extreme heat, over 400 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity up to 100%, while wearing personal protective equipment, including a self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Make rapid transition from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods
  • Must have ability to work well under pressure including making critical decisions in life threatening situations
  • Perform other duties as instructed and assigned by the Chief or his designee

  • Receive Fire, Medical, Rescue and Hazardous Materials Training paid for by the department
  • Help provide a vital service to the community.
  • CPR for Health Care Providers AHA
  • Complete Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification
  • Complete Firefighter I Training & Certification (only if you want to go into a live structure fire)
  • ***Recommend EMT-B certification but not required***
Time Commitment
  • Meeting / Training (First Thursday of each Month)
  • EMS Training (24 hours of continuing education every two years if you're an EMT-B)
  • Fire Training periodically through year
  • Some Training will be scheduled on the weekends

Reasnor Fire & Rescue Volunteer Application

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