Fire Chief Mike Meyer, Greg LaMere

Tuesday, October 11:

Fire Prevention Open House
6:00pm -8:30pm
Fire Station 4 - 185th & Dodd

Tom Vonhof introduced our speaker Lakeville Fire Chief, Mike Meyer.  The Lakeville Fire Department is dedicated to serving the community through the protection of lives and property by providing public safety education and professional emergency response.
Chief Meyer has been with Lakeville since 1995 and Fire Chief since 2010.  He shared the following statistics on Lakeville:
Who is Lakeville Fire Department?
  • 85 Paid per Call Firefighters who are required to live within two miles from whatever station they report to.
  • Respond to approximately 30-35 fires per year.
Training and recruitment requirements:
  • 18 years or older
  • Training includes: Ladder Training with FFD, Hazmat Ops Testing, Agility Test
  • It takes 2-years of training to become a certified Fire Fighter
New Changes to the department includes a duty crew shift that works during the day. This team responds to any medical or duty calls.
Lakeville Fire Department volunteers – You will see them at many public events including:
  • Blood Drive
  • ECFE Picnic
  • Miracle Field
  • Pan O Prog
  • National night out
  • Safety Camp