About Us

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Mission Statement

"Proactively protect life, property, and the environment from fire and other emergencies within the community."

This is accomplished through Public Education, Code Enforcement, and Incident Response.


After nearly 40 years of various volunteer organizations serving its residents, the City of Marshalltown organized a full-time career fire department in 1902. Marshalltown Fire Department serves a population of over 27,000 residents from its Central Station located at 107 South First Avenue. The department has signed mutual aid agreements with the 12 volunteer departments in Marshall County.


Our services include but are not limited to: 

  • EMS first response within the city limits
  • Fire code inspections
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Public education
  • Technical Rescue (i.e. rope, trench, confined space, water and ice rescue)

All sworn personnel are certified in National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command, and Firefighter II, Haz-Mat Operations, and EMT or higher.

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