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Established 1895, ISO Rating 3

Fire District Map

Organization Chart

 

Stations

 Station #1 (Chief Officer Staff Headquarters)
   1300 Burnett Ave
   Ames, Iowa 50010

 
 Station #2
    132 Welch Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50014

 
 Station #3
    2400 S. Duff Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50010

 

 City Hall (Inspections and Administrative Staff)
    515 Clark Avenue
    Ames, Iowa 50010

Staffing

  • 57 uniformed fire positions

  • 10 building safety/inspections positions
  •   5 shared administrative support positions

 Population

   65,060 (2015 census estimate), and an additional
   36,660 Iowa State University students

Service Programs

  • Fire Prevention/Suppression
  • EMS (basic life support non-transport)
  • Hazardous Materials response
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Trench Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue (limited)
  • Rope Rescue (limited)
  • Water Rescue
  • Ice Rescue
  • Honor Guard
  • Public Education
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Station tours
  • Fire safety presentations
  • Fire drills
  • Public service announcements

Local Community

Ames is a culturally diverse community with over 104 nationalities represented Ames is also home to:

  • Iowa State University
  • Ball Plastics
  • 3M
  • Sauer Danfoss
  • Hach Chemical
  • Workiva (formerly Webfilings)
  • Fire Service Training Bureau
  • IA Dept. of Transportation
  • National Veterinary Services Lab
  • National  Animal Disease Lab
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • McFarland Clinic
  • Becker Underwood
Equipment

  4 Engines

  1 Ladder

  2 Medium Rescues

  1 Hazmat Truck

 

1 Rescue  (EMS)

1 Command

3 Administrative

1 Rescue Boat

 

Emergency Calls (2016)

  • 4,436 Total calls

  • 2,625 EMS-related

  • Total fires97

Operating Budget

 Fiscal Year 2017/18   $8.5 million

 Approx. Cost of Services per Residence    $85

(Property Tax Per $100,000 of Assessed Residential Valuation)


Response Area

  25.35 miles

 

We will provide our citizens with exceptional service at the best price.

Employees will experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment from which personal and professional growth can occur.