More About Fire Operations

Fighting Fire

Rural Fire Protection


For rural fire protection, the City of Cedar Falls contracts to provide service to two townships outside of the city limits.

Fire Fighting Equipment


  • Seven fire fighting apparatus vehicles
  • One rescue unit
  • Three rescue boats
  • Two ice rescue sleds
  • John Deere gator

Fire Prevention and Education Services


The fire rescue also provides various fire prevention and educational services to the community throughout the year such as:
  • Commercial and Housing Inspections
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Facility Preplanning
  • Fire Safety Education Programs

Fire Rescue Personnel


Fire Rescue personnel are trained to function safely and effectively in many specialized areas including:
  • Confined space rescue
  • Disaster situations
  • Emergency medical
  • Fire suppression and rescue
  • Hazardous material response

Fire Rating


The City of Cedar Falls holds a Class-3 fire rating.