Kanawha Fire Department

Find Kanawha 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.


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


About Kanawha Fire Departments

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

Kanawha 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. Kanawha 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 Kanawha, IA

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

Kanawha Fire Code Inspections

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