Worth County Fire Department

Find Worth 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.


Fertile Fire Department 205 East Main Street Fertile IA 50434 641-797-2238


Fire Station 205 Main Street Joice IA 50446 641-588-3310

Grafton Fire Department 107 3rd Street Grafton IA 50440 641-748-2190

Hanlontown Fire Station 214 Main Street Hanlontown IA 50444 641-896-2001

Manly City Fire Station 333 South Grant Street Manly IA 50456 641-454-2113

Northwood Fire Department 96 8th Street North Northwood IA 50459 641-324-2721

About Worth County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Worth County, IA

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

Worth County Fire Code Inspections

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