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

News and Reminders

Control Burns:

Please contact the Decorah 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 fire department member or stop at the fire station. Visit our training page for updated pictures and videos of our training.

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 may be scheduled by calling or stopping at fire quarters.

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.