Nevada Fire Department
Welcome to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Our Department merges Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Animal Control, offering a holistic approach to all hazards and safety needs facing the City and its population.
We strive to deliver customer-friendly services to our residents and visitors. We invite you to send us any concerns or comments you may have.
Our goal is to provide planning, response and mitigation of all hazards facing our City, and to partner in that effort with our citizens.
The Nevada Fire Department is a volunteer department. That means the station located at 935 Lincoln Highway is not regularly staffed. To reach the fire department during an emergency call 9-1-1. To reach the fire department or the fire chief for non-emergency routine requests, call 515-382-4593 and follow the phone extension prompts. Or you can call the Story County Sheriff Dispatch at 515-382-4305 and they can get ahold of the fire chief. The fire chief’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The fire chief’s office is located at city hall 1209 6th Street, Nevada, Iowa.
The Nevada Fire Department protects 137 square miles of area surrounding the City of Nevada. The department is contracted to provide fire protection to Nevada, Grant, Richland, and Milford Townships. This agreement was forged in 2009.
The City of Nevada enjoys an ISO fire protection rating 3. Improvements to the city’s water distribution system, radio dispatch capabilities, and improved fire department response capabilities contributed to the recent lowering of the ISO rating from a 5 to a 3.
The fire department responsibilities include fire suppression, community risk reduction, emergency medical services, public education, fire inspections, fire code enforcement, and rescue. The department delivers non-transport paramedic services to the fire district.
The organizational chart for the fire department includes the Fire Chief, 3 Assistant Chiefs, 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 1 Fire Chaplain, and more than 40 total rostered members. Members of the department serve as Firefighters, EMS providers, Rehab Technicians, and we have several Paramedic-level staff.
Our department motto is “Service that saves.”
The department is proud to exceed national diversity standards with 39% of the department meeting a particular diversity class. When we come together with mutual respect for what our members bring to the table, we as an organization set the example for all to follow.