Fire & Rescue

The mission of the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department is to minimize loss of life and property for the City of Le Mars and other areas covered in Plymouth County from:
  • Fires
  • Natural Disasters
  • Other Life and Property Threatening Situations
Fire-Rescue also assists other emergency agencies when needed.
City - Rural, Le Mars Fire Rescue, Iowa - Dedication
The department performs these services in an efficient manner by maintaining effective:
  • Education
  • Emergency Response
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Suppression
  • Training 
Service Area
  • Brunsville
  • Le Mars (about 10 square miles)
  • Village of Seney
Some of these townships are served in part or full (about 150 sections):
  • America
  • Elgin
  • Grant
  • Johnson
  • Preston
  • Stanton
  • Washington
Staff & Stations
The Fire-Rescue Department has a full time fire chief, assistant fire chief, and up to 32 on-call pay volunteers. Up to 10 non-pay reserve volunteers are also authorized. The Fire-Rescue Department has 2 Fire Stations.

Education & Training
Education and Training for the firefighters take place on Wednesday nights. The department takes advantage of fire schools that are made available through community colleges and the State Fire Service Training Bureau in Ames, Iowa.
Services to the Community & Area
The Fire-Rescue Department is involved in many emergency and non-emergency events. Some of those services are:
  • Assistance to public safety agencies
    • City and chamber events
    • Plymouth County Fair
    • Sports events
  • HazMat
  • Extrication
  • EMS
  • Fire investigations
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Education
  • Storm duty
  • Search and rescue
Fire truck with a trailer attached that has Fire and Rescue Special Operations on the side