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The Belle Plaine Fire Department has been serving the City of Belle Plaine and surrounding townships since 1894. The department has a rich history of public service. The current roster is made up of 30 members, nearly half of whom are certified First Responders, who dedicate their time to make the community a safe place for all. The members are all on call and respond in the event of an emergency from home or work. The response time averages three to five minutes to all properties within the City limits.
The members also commit a tremendous amount of time every year to fundraising activities that support various equipment purchases. These activities include an annual fish fry, 52 Club tickets, street dance and fire station open house.
The membership is also very proactive in fire education throughout the local elementary schools, Boy and Girl Scout programs and numerous other civic organizations. This involves many volunteer hours by the members to make this possible.
The department has very modern equipment and an on-going equipment replacement program with the support of the city and rural fire protection associations, which keep equipment very current and up-to-date.
Steve Otto, Fire Chief 1
Brian Siekmann, Fire Chief 2
Rob Selly, Fire Chief 3
Belle Plaine Fire Department Volunteer Firefighters
|Bruce Applegarth||Nicholas Davis||Ryan Herrmann||Steven Otto||Rob Selly|
|Dennis Aretz||Alexander Erickson||Maxwell Kes||Todd Otto||Brian Siekmann|
|Brandon Bast||Michael Gau||Doug LeMieux||Travis Otto||JoesephValiant|
|Nicholas Bosquez||Timothy Hentges||Marcus Manser||Aaron Provancha||Shaun Yahnke|
|Nicholas Brooks||Christopher Herrmann||Andrew Mesenbring||Nicholas Reishus|
|William Cable||Clinton Herrmann||Anthony Olson||Kyle Sammons|
Thank you to all of the VOLUNTEER firefighters, your hard work and determination to help people is greatly appreciated!
Heating and Fire Safety Tips for the House
The rising cost of home-heating fuels and utilities has caused many residents to search for alternative sources of heat for their homes. Residents are using wood-burning stoves and space heaters. Homes with fireplaces are burning natural wood and synthetic logs. These are all accepted methods of heating sources. However, these sources are a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented. Fire prevention means to practice fire safety. By always being aware of potential hazards in your home and practicing fire safety you will be decreasing your chances of a fire starting in your home. Look around your house for potential problems. Here is a check list to help get you started. These safety tips can help maintain a safe home.