Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Waukee Firefighter Association breakfast will be held this morning at the Waukee Fire Department.
Rise and shine early this Saturday, Waukee, and don't miss the Waukee Fire Association's pancake and bacon breakfast. The event will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Waukee Fire Department. The breakfast is held to show the community everything the fire department has to offer. In addition to noshing on pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, there will be some fun activities for kids of all ages. An antique fire truck will be on hand for ride alongs and a host of other activities like station tours and demonstrations will shed a little light on what goes on at the station. All funds raised go towards purchasing equipment and upgrading current equipment and facilities. A food drive for the Waukee Food Pantry will be held in …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Waukee Firefighter Association breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. at the Waukee Fire Department.
Rise and shine early this Saturday, Waukee, and don't miss the Waukee Fire Association's pancake and bacon breakfast. The event will be held May 18 from 7-11 a.m. at the Waukee Fire Department. The breakfast is held to show the community everything the fire department has to offer. In addition to noshing on pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, there will be some fun activities for kids of all ages. An antique fire truck will be on hand for ride alongs and a host of other activities like station tours and demonstrations will shed a little light on what goes on at the station. All funds raised go towards purchasing equipment and upgrading current equipment and facilities. A food drive for the Waukee Food Pantry will be held in …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Shottenkirk Chevrolet will sell the city two vehicles for a total cost of about $60,000.
The Waukee City Council last week approved the purchase of a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle for the fire department. The Des Moines Register reports council members voted 3-0 to purchase a pickup truck for about $33,000, which will be able to carry a pod station for fighting grass fires and also function as a flatbed pickup truck. And the council approved purchasing a sport utility vehicle for $27,685. Both vehicles were purchased from Shottenkirk Chevrolet. The department’s 1998 model grass fire truck has been used little in recent years, as Waukee has shifted from the more rural community it was when the truck was purchased, Fire Chief Clint Robinson said in the Register story. Robinson said the 1998 vehicle would be sold to …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The popular summer program teaches incoming kindergarten kids how to safely cross the street, bus rules, how to use 911, bike safety and more.
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Thursday, February 21
From the City of Waukee website Have you signed up for the Waukee Police Department's Safety City for fall 2013 kindergarten students? Safety City classes will be held June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-June 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Classes will be held at Waukee Middle School at 905 Warrior Lane in Waukee. Final signup is May 10, however most classes may be full by that time. Click here to download the registration form. Safety City will include classes on subjects such as: Each student will receive a bicycle helmet and T-shirt. Classes will visit the Waukee Police and Fire Department for tours, traveling on school buses. A miniature city will be used to teach students correct street crossing techniques using tricycles (…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
A handful of laws went into effect in January; see what might affect you.
The Iowa Legislature passed many bills into law in its previous session and the majority of them went into effect in July or immediately. But about four new laws went into effect Jan. 1 and two of the laws going into effect this month will affect a wider audience than the others. One new law allows volunteer firefighters to claim an income tax credit for their efforts. The law went into effect January 2013, but people cannot claim the $50 tax credit until they file their 2013 income taxes. Another allows fishermen the opportunity to catch fish more quickly. Licensed fishermen can now cast an additional line. The law that went into effect New Year's Day now says that each fisherman can use up to three lines instead of two. There were also …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Dallas County Foundation has awarded two grants to the Waukee Fire Department and the Waukee Public Library.
The Dallas County Foundation has awarded grants to two Waukee organizations. The Waukee Fire Department and the Waukee Public Library will both receive grants from the Dallas County Foundation this year. The foundation will award a total of $86,900 in grants for 2012, according to a news release. It has awarded more than $446,000 in the last six years. The Waukee Fire Department will receive $3,650 to purchase optical pre-emption lights for two ambulances. The new equipment will allow public safety vehicles to alter the traffic control systems at intersections if needed, ensuring crews will have a green light before they enter the intersection. The Waukee Public Library will receive a $2,000 award to be used to replace biography and …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Between the parties, parades, fireworks and extreme heat indices, the Waukee Fire Department wants to remind residents to stay safe this July 4th.
Independence Day is one of the best celebrations of the summer. The parades, barbecues and fireworks are a total blast (pun intended). But with all that fun at your disposal, the Waukee Fire Department wants to remind you to be smart, use common sense and be safe this July 4th holiday, especially when using fireworks. In Iowa, most fireworks are illegal. Things like sparklers, poppers and snakes are the only legal fireworks here at home. Tomme Tysdal, a firefighter with the Waukee Fire Department, said using these consumer fireworks still requires common sense. "Iowa has pretty strict laws when it comes to fireworks," he said. "A lot of people get hurt when they don't pay attention to what they're doing." Tysdal said the fire department …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Waukee Fire Department has scheduled a controlled house burn for an unoccupied property located at 780 Maple St. on June 2 beginning at 7 a.m.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Waukee Fire Department has scheduled a controlled house burn for an unoccupied property located at 780 Maple St. on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 7 a.m. The intersection of Eighth and Maple Streets will be closed down from 6:30 a.m. to noon during the burn. In the event of bad weather, the rain date for the house burn will be June 30. For more information or questions about the house burn, please contact Fire Chief Clint Robinson at email@example.com or by phone at (515) 987-4712.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Waukee Fire Association held its bi-annual pancake breakfast and food drive Saturday morning in Waukee.
The Waukee Fire Association was flipping flapjacks for a good cause Saturday morning at the Waukee Fire Station. The breakfast was part of a fundraiser to raise money for the Waukee Fire Department. The department also collected food items to donate to the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry. Event attendees noshed on pancakes and sausage, took rides in an antique fire truck, toured the fire station and watched and participated in demonstrations from fire department employees.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Waukee Fire Department has seen an uptick in calls in the last few months creating a need for additional on-call firefighters.
At a recent meeting of the Waukee City Council, Fire Chief Clint Robinson made it clear in his quarterly report that the Waukee Fire Department was in need of additional resources. “We’re 75 calls ahead of where we were at this time last year," Robinson said. "We’ve never seen an increase like that. It’s mainly EMS, but it’s also fire. We’re definitely on-pace for a record year.” For that reason, the fire department is looking for on-call firefighters. These positions, according to the city of Waukee website, staff the station with fulltime employees 24/7 and are paid for time worked. In addition, if the employee lives within a set distance from the fire station, they would respond to calls when available from their home. No experience is …