Lake City Fire Department

9/11 not forgotten

Sep 15, 2021
On Saturday, Sept. 11, reminders appeared around Lake City of the terrorist attacks committed on that day 20 years earlier. Two of the most prominent were a lawn painting on S. 10th Street (above) and the Lake City Fire Department ladder truck holding a flag aloft over Lakeshore Drive in downtown...

Flater wins fire department raffle grand prize

Jul 14, 2021
Larry Flater of Lake City was the winner of the grand prize in the Lake City Fire Department firemen’s dance raffle: a 2012 Ford Focus donated by Tom Heffernan Ford. On Tuesday, July 6, Flater, his wife and two grandchildren were at the fire hall to receive the keys to the vehicle. Front row, from...

Fire department parties into night

Jul 7, 2021
Many came to bounce, polka, win, imbibe, get painted, dance, see some animals or just socialize at the Lake City Fire Department’s annual Firemen’s Dance on July 3 at the fire hall. Firefighter Justin Novak said Tuesday that the event went well. “We had an amazing turnout, people had a great time,...

Council approves new fire truck

Jul 7, 2021
The Lake City City Council on June 14 approved the lease and eventual purchase of a new fire truck to replace Engine No. 10. The approval follows the council decision a month earlier to allow the fire department to design, spec, and bid a new truck after hearing from Fire Dept. Chief Dan Patterson...

Firefighters gear up for annual dance

Jun 30, 2021
A Lake City tradition more than six score years old continues this Saturday, July 3, with the Lake City Firemen’s Dance. After last year’s in-person event had to be cancelled, this year’s dance is coming together on a shorter-than-usual time-frame because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19...

Water synergy from LCFD

Jun 16, 2021
“What is a firefighter to do when it’s this hot and you still have to train? Play with water, of course,” the Lake City Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post with a series of photos from its training on Tuesday, June 8. While practicing water delivery the department “made sure to water many of...

Heffernan donates car for fire department raffle

Jun 16, 2021
Tom Heffernan Ford of Lake City has once again donated a vehicle to be the grand prize in a raffle drawing during the 123rd annual Lake City Fireman’s Dance on July 3 at the fire hall. This year it’s a 2012 Ford Focus (a mistake on the raffle ticket identified it as a 2013). It’s a five-door...

Patterson is Legion’s firefighter of the year

Jun 3, 2021
Dan Patterson, the chief of the Lake City Fire Department, is the Lake City American Legion’s firefighter of the year for 2020. Legion member Dick Grobe presented the award to Patterson at the department’s monthly meeting on Thursday, May 27. Patterson is the first recipient of what is planned to...

Council moves to replace unreliable fire engine

May 12, 2021
Lake City Fire Department’s aging engine No. 10 will be replaced a year ahead of schedule, the City Council decided on Monday, May 10. The 36-year-old pump truck has become unreliable, Fire Chief Dan Patterson told the council. “The equipment’s out of date. The truck is no longer trustworthy,”...

Firefighter continues family tradition

Apr 14, 2021
The Lake City Fire Department congratulated firefighter Jacob Schumacher (right) on completing his state certifications recently. The Schumacher family has a history on the department stretching back almost 60 years. Jacob’s grandfather, Dennis Schumacher, was a firefighter from 1962-1984. His...


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