Hancock County Fire Department

Find Hancock 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.


Britt Fire Department 170 Main Avenue South Britt IA 50423 641-843-4433


Clarion Fire Department 121 South Main Street Kanawha IA 50447 515-532-2848

Crystal Lake Fire Department S State Ave Crystal Lake IA 50432 641-565-3750

Garner Fire Department 520 State Street Garner IA 50438 641-923-2691

Goodell Volunteer Fire Department 107 Centennial Street Goodell IA 50439 641-495-6349

Woden Fire Department 303 Main Woden IA 50484 641-926-5599

About Hancock County Fire Departments

Hancock County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Hancock County, IA community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Hancock 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:
  • Hancock County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Hancock County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Hancock County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Hancock County

Hancock 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 Hancock County. Hancock County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Hancock County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Hancock County, IA

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Hancock County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Hancock 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.

Hancock County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Hancock County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Hancock 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 Hancock County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Hancock County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.