Fire Department

Experienced Volunteer Fire Crew

Phone: (515) 887-6011

The West Bend Fire Department is a volunteer fire department with 23 active members. The fire department is lead by a chief, assistant chief, and three captains. The volunteers have to participate in extensive training and over 450 hours of training is completed each year. They are trained in HazMat and Incident Command. The fire department is known for their longevity of their members, with 15 of the members having 10 or more years of service.

firefighter protection clothe and respiratory mask

The department holds two meetings a month, one for training and one business meeting. They also have their own Rescue Truck with Jaws of Life and Air Bags. They also have an ISO rating of 9, which is a very good rating for such a small town. Mutual Aid Agreements are also intact with Kossuth and Palo Alto County departments.