Wapello County IA Fire Department

Find Wapello 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.


Agency Fire Department 105 West Main Street Agency IA 52530 641-937-5002


Blakesburg Fire And Rescue 102 South Main Street Blakesburg IA 52536 641-938-2413

Eddyville Fire Station 501 Walnut Street Eddyville IA 52553 641-969-4870

Eldon Fire And Rescue 101 West Elm Street Eldon IA 52554 641-652-3411

Ottumwa City Fire Department 201 North Wapello Street Ottumwa IA 52501 641-683-0666

Wapello County Rural Fire Department 714 West Mary Street Ottumwa IA 52501 641-682-5673

About Wapello County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Wapello County, IA

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

Wapello County Fire Code Inspections

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