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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Water shuttle ops, pump relay - maintained a steady 250 gallon per minute flow running water in two 2000 gallon tankers from 3 miles away. We made a department best filling a tanker in 1:48. Always working to get better.

A high wind warning has now been extended into Winneshiek County until noon. 50-60 mile per hour winds with gusts up to 70 are being reported west of us. UPDATE - The high wind warning has been cancelled.

Our friends from Wayne Township doing awesome things with their UAV program !!

2577 Kentucky Avenue, one person in the water after fleeing police. With the individual struggling to stay afloat our Fire Department UAV 82(Drone) deployed life vest. The IFD Dive Rescue Team deployed a boat with IMPD to make pull the individual from the water. The individual was in good condition when he was returned to shore.

Be aware of this danger if you are planning to be on the Upper Iowa this weekend!

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and Winneshiek County Emergency Management received a report of a dangerous bend (strong current flowing towards several fallen trees) in the Upper Iowa River. The location of this dangerous spot is about 200 yards up river from the Pole Line Road/Bluffton Road River Access. It is recommended that you use extreme caution or avoid this area all together if you choose to take to the river this weekend. As with all rivers and mother nature, the Upper Iowa River is ever changing and new hazards are always forming. Please govern yourself accordingly.

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.