North Liberty Fire Department looking for more firefighters, decreased response time

  • Source: KCRG-TV ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
  • Published: 10/07/2019 04:37 PM

As one of the fastest growing towns in eastern Iowa continues to expand, so is its search for more firefighters. The North Liberty Fire Department says after adding part-time staff to the team, it needs more volunteers to continue to lower response times. Contrary to that goal, the department has seen a significant increase in calls. In 2018, the department said it took a record-high 1,300 calls. In 2019, the staff expects to break that record. For a fire department that only has one full-time employee, its fire chief, staff explained the department needs help now more than ever. Dustin Wherry, a volunteer firefighter for the department for the last six months, his service is fulfilling a lifelong dream. "It's very rewarding to be able to come here and serve your community and help anyone in need," Wherry said.


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