Corey Larson Jami Stupp

Iowa Falls EMS Director Corey Larson (center) and Assistant Director Jami Stupp (right) led Iowa Falls City Council members on a tour of the Iowa Falls Fire and EMS Station Monday evening. Larson sent a letter to the city last month detailing the challenges presented by the two departments sharing a space in the fire station.

The Iowa Falls City Council got a fresh look at the town’s 18-year-old fire station on Monday night. It was a tour of the good, the aging, and the not-quite-adequate quarters that are shared by the fire department and the city’s growing ambulance service.

Last month, the council gave its permission to establish a committee that’s exploring how best to meet the needs of the departments, which have been sharing the fire station since Iowa Falls EMS was launched in March 2019. In a letter to city leaders, EMS Director Corey Larson laid out the challenges that exist at the fire station. On Monday, council members saw those challenges for themselves.

Iowa Falls City Council

Iowa Falls City Manger Jody Anderson (left) speaks during a Jan. 25, 2021 city council meeting at the Iowa Falls Fire Station, while council members Michelle Gritsch and Bruce Thies listen.

Iowa Falls Fire Department

The Iowa Falls Fire Department and the city's property is outlined above in blue, with River Street running alongside it, from southwest to northeast.

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