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 The Mason City Fire Department has served the citizens of Mason City for over 146 years. It is a career department with 44 uniformed fire fighters and one civilian employee. The Department operates with three battalions working 24 hour shifts that begin and end at 8:00 am. The Department also includes a Fire Prevention Bureau and an extensive training program—covering fire fighting, hazardous materials, technical rescues and emergency medical services.

The Department’s fire protection area covers approximately 29 square miles within the City’s limits and an additional 29 square miles of rural territory. The Department provides ALS ambulance services in north central Iowa within a service territory of approximately 750 square miles. Along with responses for fires, rescues and emergency medical services, the Department is the home base for the North Central Regional Emergency Response Commission’s Haz-Mat team which serves ten counties in north central Iowa. The Department responds to over 5,000 calls each year.

Fire Service - Serving Since 1870
39 professional firefighter/medics on 3 battalions are at work around the clock providing emergency services such as:

  • Fire Protection
  • Technical Rescue Response
  • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
  • Haz-Mat Response

Fire fighters are trained on a wide variety of fire and rescue situations as well as ambulance and medical calls. They work 24 hours a day and are ready to respond whenever and wherever needed.

Ambulance Service - Serving since 2004
We are covering over 750 square miles responding to medical calls serving over 45,000 people.

911 Emergencies
Ambulances respond to 911 calls in Cerro Gordo, Worth, Franklin and Floyd Counties.

Emergency services have been provided in the following communities:

  • Mason City Clear Lake Kensett  Rockford
  • Plymouth Portland Nora Springs Grafton
  • Rock Falls Rockwell Sheffield Hampton
  • Swaledale  Dougherty Parkersburg Chapin
  • Meservey Thornton Iowa Falls Algona
  • Northwood Manly New Hampton Greene

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Officers & Office Staff

Fire Chief
Erik Bullinger
Deputy Chief of Operations
Aaron Beemer
Deputy Chief of EMS
Carl Ginapp
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
Jamey Medlin

1st Battalion     Jon Anderson

2nd Battalion  Steve Bull

3rd  Battalion  Jack Odegaard

1st Battalion Dustin Pillard
Randy Elsbernd

2nd  Battalion    Dave Orr
Gary Akins

3rd Battalion  Craig Warner
Bob Rush

Lt. Training Officer/Fire Bureau

Administrative Assistant
Yeni Klemesrud

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Mason City Fire Department
350 5th St. SW
Mason City, IA 50401
T: 641.421.3640
F: 641.421.2710

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