Emmet County Fire Department

Find Emmet County Iowa fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Armstrong Fire Department 403 4th Avenue Armstrong IA 50514 712-868-3575


Estherville Fire Department 3 North 7th Street Estherville IA 51334 712-362-2453

Gruver Fire Department 109 1st Avenue Gruver IA 51334 712-362-7154

Ringsted Fire Department 18 North 1st Street Ringsted IA 50578 712-866-0066

Wallingford Fire Department 101 Saint James Avenue Wallingford IA 51365 712-867-4585

About Emmet County Fire Departments

Emmet County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Emmet County, IA community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Emmet County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Emmet County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Emmet County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Emmet County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Emmet County

Emmet County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Iowa are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Emmet County. Emmet County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Emmet County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Emmet County, IA

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Emmet County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Emmet County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Emmet County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Emmet County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Emmet County and Iowa Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Emmet County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Emmet County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.