Oran Fire Department and First Responders
The Fire Department
The Oran Fire Department consists of all volunteers. Its fleet of vehicles
includes two pumpers, one tanker and one emergency vehicle. The Oran Community
is served by E-911. The approximate 30 square mile area served by the volunteer
fire department includes portions of Oran and Jefferson Townships located in
Fayette County and a portion of Franklin Township in Bremer County.
The department holds training sessions followed by a business meeting on the
last Tuesday of each month.
The Oran Fire Department is a member of both the Fayette and Bremer County
The building (shown above) housing the emergency vehicles also contains the
Oran Community Building. The Community Building was built by the Fire Department
with donations, help and support of the people in the community. It is
available to the public to rent.
Officers and members
Chief: Tim Miller
Assistant Chief: Scott Neil
Assistant Chief: Dan Richards
Training Officer: Scott Rechkemmer
Secretary-Treasurer: Bruce Benter
Oran First Responders
The First Responders is a totally volunteer group which was established in
June, 1991 with an initial donation from Oran Trustees. It is self supporting
from funds raised at the Annual Breakfast fund raiser.
The First Responders provide EMS care for sections of Fayette and Bremer Counties.
They also have CPR training and distribute bike safety helmets.
Requirements to belong include 50 hours of initial training, with written and
practical tests. Also there are 16 hours of continous education with training
biannually. The group meets monthly and also has some non-required training.
As of May 1999 all First Responders are certified in Automatic External Defibrillation.
A defibrillator was purchased with a $5,000 donation from the Oran Mutual Telephone
Officers and Members
Glenda Kane, Director
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Joe Schmitz, Treasurer
Rex Kane, Vehicle Maintenance
Tami Abernathy, Infectious Disease
Renae Fenske, Assistant Director