Louisa County Fire Department

Find Louisa 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.


Columbus Junction Fire Department 232 2nd Street Columbus Junction IA 52738 319-728-2204


Grandview Fire Department 206 North Jefferson Street Letts IA 52754 319-729-2010

Letts Community Fire District 105 West Iowa Street Letts IA 52754 319-726-4421

Wapello Fire Departmnent 335 North Main Street Wapello IA 52653 319-523-4121

About Louisa County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Louisa County, IA

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

Louisa County Fire Code Inspections

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