Cedar Falls Fire Rescue provides fire and rescue services to 29.7 square miles inside the city limits, protecting more than 39,000 citizens and more than a billion dollars in fixed property.
Contracted protection services are also provided for the University of Northern Iowa with a population of more than 13,000 students. Over 4,600 of those students live on campus.
Additionally, the Fire Department provides protection services for approximately thirty six square miles for the Union and Washington Townships.
Total population served by Fire Operations is over 42,000.
Cedar Falls Fire Rescue is operated under the direction of Chief John Bostwick. Fire Operations takes pride in being an efficient, well-trained, and equipped organization. It provides fire and rescue services from three fire stations.
Fire operations are housed at the new Cedar Falls Public Safety building, located at 4600 South Main Street. The fire station located at 18th and Main Street remains open and staffed.