SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY SERVICES & MORE
The Lawton-Bronson Community School District holds classes in both Lawton and Bronson.
Transitional-Kindergarten through 6th grade are housed in the Bronson facility, while grades 7-12 are housed in the Lawton facility.
Post Secondary Schools click on link in header at top of page
Lawton residents have access to multiple libraries throughout Woodbury County. Click here for available libraries.
The Lawton Community Fire Department provides fire suppression and rescue services to the City of Lawton as well as to Banner Township and Concord Township.
Fire Chief: Chris Ameen
Lawton started a First Response Rescue service in 1973. Volunteers responded to calls with private vehicles and eventually we were able to purchase used rescue vehicles. In 1991 we purchased our first new ambulance and started transporting our patients rather than relying on ambulances from our neighboring communities. A second new ambulance was purchased in 1998. A third new ambulance was purchased in 2005 at a cost of $104,775, our fourth new ambulance was purchased in 2008 at a cost of $125,105, our fifth new ambulance was purchased July 2013 for $133,954.
We are proud to announce our sixth new ambulance arrived in February 2017. It is a 2017 Chevrolet G4500 purchased from Klocke's Emergency Vehicles in Sterling, Illinois and was manufactured at their plant in Sumner, Iowa. Delivered purchase price was $145,632.
Lawton responds to approximately 120-130 calls per year at the present time.
Lawton Ambulance is currently a "Provisional Paramedic Service". Our squad consists of 20 members with the following licenses: 2 EMT-PM's, 12 EMT's, and 6 Drivers. This is quite rare for such a small community to have a "Provisional Paramedic Service", but certainly offers our residents the best medical care possible short of being in the hospital.
Lawton Ambulance serves 72 square miles which consists of Banner Township, Concord Township, The City of Lawton and the Char-Mac Assisted Care facility. Our boundaries by directions are North to the Plymouth County line, south to Hwy 20 West bound side, East to Moville boundary, and West to Sioux City which includes a portion of the Highway 75 bypass.
The Lawton Ambulance crew is a super dedicated group of people, and I am proud to be a part of this service!
Ambulance Chief: Ken Eyres
Fire and Ambulance Grants
UNITED AIRLINES TRUST FUND - COMMUNITY GRANT
In June of 2013 the Lawton Community Fire Department received word that they were the recipient of a United Airlines Trust Fund - Community Grant in the amount of $2,500.00 from the Siouxland Community Foundation. These funds were used to equip their 2008 Chevrolet Rescue Truck which has been designed for use in rescue and recovery operations. A new front bumper was purchased with a brush guard and a 9,000 lb. electric winch.
MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL DISTRICT GRANTS (MRHD)
During the Spring of 2013, MRHD awarded the Lawton Ambulance a $10,000.00 grant for the purchase of a power cot to be used with their ambulance. At the same time, MRHD also awarded the Lawton Firefighters a grant of $9,926.65 which was used to replace seven pair of fire boots that were deteriorated, seven new NFPA compliant fire helmets and a set of PARATECH stabilization struts that can be used in many rescue operations to ensure rescuer/victim safety on scenes.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY and the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
In February of 2011 the Lawton Fire Department was notified of a successful grant application under the FY2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program in the amount of $22,576.00. Funds from this grant were used to purchase all new fire hose, which included LDH (Large Diameter Hose) that the department uses to move large quantities of water with less hose length, a new Blitz-Fire ground monitor and all new fire nozzles for the department. The new equipment was placed on our main Engine 58. The new hose, ground monitor and nozzles replaced old equipment that dated 15 to 25 years of age.