Iowa City Fire Department
410 E Washington Street ::: Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ::: ph 319.356.5260 ::: fax 319.356.5269
This video features Iowa City Fire Chief Andy Rocca speaking about the newly-opened Fire Station 4, some of its environmental efficiency features and the new equipment purchased for it.
The Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD) is dedicated to providing the community progressive, high quality emergency and preventive services. Fifty-six full-time firefighters provide fire, medical, technical rescue, and hazardous materials emergency response to approximately 63,200 residents in the 27.9 square-mile incorporated area of Iowa City, including the University of Iowa main campus. The ICFD collaborates with many other fire protection agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Specialty areas include Fire Investigations, the Johnson County Hazardous Materials Response Team, and Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The department operates from three fire stations and staffs three engine companies, one rescue/truck company, and a command vehicle.
In addition to responding to over 4,000 emergency calls annually, the ICFD provides preventive services, such as fire safety inspections of commercial and University properties, site plan reviews, and fire and environmental safety education. The department is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan for fire protection services and has attained accredited agency status through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The Training Center is a regional facility that articulates with the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau, Kirkwood Community College, and the Johnson County Mutual Aid Association. Community projects include: fire safety education, fire station tours, juvenile firesetters intervention, a mobile fire safe house, a mobile fire sprinkler trailer, ride-along program, the Safety Village, and is a co-leader with Mercy Hospital of the Johnson County SAFE KIDS Coalition.