"Proudly Serving the Communities of Swayzee, Sims, Herbst, and the Townships of Liberty, Franklin, Sims since 1951"
We currently have 21 members serving in various capacities to better the public. Our current ISO rating is 5 in the Town of Swayzee and a ISO of 8 in the Townships. The members of our department continually strive to provide the best and the most efficient services to our communities.
Some of the non-emergency services that we provide are: Fire prevention, Inspections, and general fire safety classes. We will always provide the needed emergency services when called upon, some of those services include: extinguishment of fires, auto extrication, and Hazmat response.
Swayzee Volunteer Fire Department protects 62 square miles of Fire Territory which includes Sims, Franklin, Liberty Townships and the Towns of Swayzee, Herbst and Sims. We also provide mutual aid to the surrounding communities of Green Township, Pleasant Township, and the towns of Sweetser, Converse and Marion.
Our department was formed in 1951 and our first station was located on Washington St next to Armstrong Farm Company. In 1975 the department remodeled two buildings just south of the old station and we still operate from this station today.
In 1989, members of the fire department decided to add rescue service for the communities and townships we protect. The members of the department started training for vehicle extrication and varies other rescue techniques.