Decorah Fire Department

The Decorah Fire Department proudly services the City of Decorah and the residents of Decorah, Glenwood, Canoe, Pleasant Townships and portions of Madison, Bluffton, Burr Oak, Hesper, Highland and Springfield townships through an agreement with the Decorah Rural Fire Protective association 


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Decorah Fire Department

3 days 10 minutes ago

Could be a messy start to the workweek. Please be weather-aware!

OK folks - this is one forecast you'll want to pay attention to, with freezing rain increasingly likely Monday into Tuesday. Right now, the worst conditions on Monday look to be near and north of I-90 where temperatures will remain below freezing, while areas farther south see mainly just rain. However, temperatures will slip below freezing for all areas Monday night into Tuesday, with the possibility for significant ice accumulation. Please be prepared for icy conditions and very slick travel, and stick with us as we continue to refine the small-scale details over the next 24 hours.

Decorah Fire Department

1 week 2 days ago

At 20:57 on 2/11, Decorah Fire Department responded to a report of an outbuilding fire at 2536 143rd Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found two outbuildings fully engulfed in flames and a small fire in a third building. All fires were extinguished. Two of the buildings are a total loss, with minor fire damage to the third building.

The fire started in one building and then spread to the adjacent buildings. Decorah Fire Department was on the scene for about 2 ½ hours and was assisted by Frankville Fire Dept., Winneshiek Medical Center Ambulance, MiEnergy and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department.

Decorah Fire Department

1 week 5 days ago

It's that time where we ask city residents to give us a hand. Please make sure the fire hydrants in your neighborhood are clear of snow and easily accessible. A couple minutes delay in getting hooked up to a hydrant for water can allow a fire to significantly increase in size and intensity.

Decorah Fire Department

4 weeks 6 hours ago

Tower 1 and support units assisted Waukon Fire Department last night.

News and Reminders

Control Burn:
Please contact the Fire Department of any controlled burn. You can contact the Decorah Fire Department by calling 563-382-3472 any time before you burn. Please include your name, contact number, location and description of what you are planning to burn.

Smoke Alarms:
Clean and check your smoke detectors monthly.

Iowa Smoke Alarm Law: State of Iowa Law change requiring all newly constructed residential properties to have dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) detectors placed in the residence.  If you are replacing smoke detectors in you house. You will be required to purchase and install the dual detectors.  For more information about this new law please click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Decorah Fire Department and how you can volunteer please contact any FD member or stop at the fire station. Visit our training page for updated pictures of our training meetings.

Winneshiek County Fireman's Association

Meeting schedule:

All meetings start at 7 pm unless noted otherwise. County FD Chief please have the meeting announcement on the county page at least 1-2 days before and the evening of the meeting.

Visit and Tour

Individuals may visit the Decorah Fire Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other dates and Times as the Doors are open. You may also call the Fire quarters at 563-382-3472.

Decorah Fire Department | 400 Claiborne Drive | Decorah, IA 52101 | 563-382-3472

Decorah Fire Department Mission Statement

The Decorah fire Department is committed to providing rapid, high quality emergency services through teamwork and leadership, utilizing highly trained volunteers dedicated to the well being of our community twenty-four hours per day.