Waterloo Fire Rescue

Waterloo Fire Rescue
Waterloo Fire Rescue is an emergency services department in northeast Iowa. Established in 1904 as a professional organization of firefighters, the department continues to strive toward creating a safety conscious community in Waterloo. The department provides its citizens an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance service, performs fire suppression and rescue operations, conducts emergency management, and offers other special services including hazardous materials mitigation and technical rescue. Waterloo Fire Rescue serves a resident population of roughly 70,000 people over an area of over 80 square miles. With about 100 personnel, the department staffs six stations within city limits and uses three battalions.

Waterloo Fire Rescue will be conducting a hiring process in 2019!
If you are interested in becoming a firefighter for the City of Waterloo, please see our JOBS section in the submenu or click here.

Lock Box Program
knoxboxThe department is currently taking applications for residents who would benefit from a lock box program, intended for people who may be unable to unlock their door in the event of an emergency. The lock box will be secured to the residence and can only be opened by members of Waterloo Fire Rescue. Occupants would need to provide a spare key that can be placed inside the lock box. This free program is limited to those in greatest need. Simply fill out the online application, and a member from the department will be in contact.

(319) 291-4460
STATION 1 (Headquarters), 425 E 3RD ST, Waterloo, IA 50703

Recent Events
News concerning recent incidents and road or weather conditions are often provided through social media, in addition to traditional news sources.  Stay updated on recent events and news from the department with the following Facebook and Twitter feeds.