Lake City Fire Department

Tom Heffernan Ford donates 2015 Ford Fusion for Fireman’s Dance raffle

Apr 17, 2024
Tom Heffernan Ford continued a decades-long tradition of donating a vehicle to be the grand prize in the Lake City Fireman’s Dance raffle. This year’s donation is a 2015 Ford Fusion. “It’s a four-door sedan,” Heffernan said. “Beautiful car. Looks and runs like brand new.” Raffle tickets will be $...

Flag flown for former firefighter

Feb 7, 2024
Bruce Schumacher of Lake City died Friday, Feb. 2. The following day, the Lake City Fire Department flew its garrison flag in his honor. Schumacher was a member of the fire department from 1982 to 2002. He remained a volunteer on behalf of the department in the years after and was a fixture at the...

Lake City and Zumbro Falls fire departments respond to Lake Township chimney fire

Jan 24, 2024
Lake City and Zumbro Falls fire departments responded to a chimney fire call at a residence in Lake Township, on Saturday, Jan. 20, according to a Lake City Fire Department Facebook Post. The Lake City Fire Department received the call at 9:10 p.m. that day. “While en-route we were updated that...

Banks Heating and Air Conditioning donates to fireworks fundraiser

Dec 6, 2023
Banks Heating and Air Conditioning was an early donor to help the Lake City Lions in their fundraising efforts to resume the tradition of fireworks on the Fourth of July. Pictured left to right is Rodney Banks (owner) with employees Josh Ellison, Zach Vanberg and Guy Turnbell. The goal is $15,000....

Fire department presents fire prevention prizes at St. John’s

Nov 22, 2023
Lake City Firefighters Garten Haeska and Logan Peters went to St. John’s Lutheran School recently to present prizes to the winners of two contests and a drawing held for fire prevention week. Fifth grade students at the school participated in a poster design contest. Third graders partcipated in a...

Fire department presents coloring and poster contest awards at Bluff View Elementary School

Nov 15, 2023
As part of its Fire Prevention Week activities in October, the Lake City Fire Department sponsored a coloring contest for Bluff View Elementary School third graders and a poster contest for fifth graders. Pictured above, from left, are Lake City firefighter Jack Weyer, poster contest winners Mali...

Fire department receives grant for high-powered compact fan

Nov 8, 2023
Lake City Fire Department is the recipient of one of 177 grant awards totalling $746,000 from Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, through its Emergency Response Equipment Program, according to a news release. Lake City Fire Department received...

Many doings last weekend

Oct 11, 2023
Last weekend was a busy one for Lake Citians. On Friday there was a community Tiger Tailgate Party at Lincoln High School hosted by the school’s wellness committee, not to mention the Homecoming football game itself (see related story). On Saturday Patton Park was the site of the annual Fall Fest...

Patton Park is the focal point for Saturday music, trucks, and trikes

Oct 4, 2023
After last weekend’s Johnny Appleseed Days festival made downtown Lake City the center of attention, this weekend the focus shifts to the area in and around Patton Park, where several events are set to take place Saturday. Lake City Fall Fest’s touch A Truck event will be in the park and on Center...

Fire department: Condominium complex catches fire after lighting strike

Sep 27, 2023
A local condominium complex caught fire after being struck by lightning on Sept. 23, according to a Facebook post from the Lake City Fire Department: “First arriving Lake City Police officers reported smoke in the building and aided with evacuation. First in firefighters quickly found the fire...


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