Madison County Fire Department

Find Madison 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.


Earlham Fire Department 150 South Chestnut Avenue Earlham IA 50072 515-758-2281


East Peru Volunteer Fire Department 120 Brown St East Peru IA 50222

Truro Fire & Rescue Department 120 East Center Street Truro IA 50257 641-765-4888

Winterset Fire Department 124 East Court Avenue Winterset IA 50273 515-462-1422

About Madison County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Madison County, IA

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

Madison County Fire Code Inspections

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