The Cedar Falls Fire Rescue Department 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.
The Fire Department also provides contracted protection services for the University of Northern Iowa with a popluation of more than 13,000 students enrolled. Over 4,600 of those students live on campus.
Additionally, the Fire Department provides protection services for approximately thirty (36) square miles for the Union and Washington Townships.
Total population served is over 52,000 by the Fire Department.
Cedar Falls Fire Rescue is operated under the direction of Chief John Schilling. The department takes pride in being an efficient, well-trained, and equipped organization. It provides fire and rescue services from three fire stations.
The Station 1, or Fire Headquarters, is located at 18th and Main Street, with two substations. Station 2, located on Lone Tree Road, serves all areas north of the Cedar River, as well as, an intial response area north of 1st Street. Station 3 is located at South Main and Bluebell Road, when staffed, covers the city south of University Ave. as that engine crew's initial response area.