On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the Iowa City Fire Department welcomed a new firefighter Maria Koeppel during a badge pinning ceremony.
Koeppel was born and raised in Iowa City, and returns to town after serving as a firefighter in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She officially joined the City on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, then completed a six-week recruit academy, and will now work out of Fire Station 1 in Downtown Iowa City.
She has already received several certifications, including hazmat operations, and EMT training.
On Nov. 15, Maria officially received her badge from Fire Chief...