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About the Mason City Fire Department

MCFD Background 2The Mason City Fire Department has served the citizens of Mason City for over 146 years. It is a career department with 47 uniformed fire fighters and one civilian employee. MCFD operates with three battalions working 24 hour shifts that begin and end at 8:00 am. The Department also includes a Fire Prevention Bureau and an extensive training program—covering fire fighting, hazardous materials, technical rescues and emergency medical services.

The Fire Department’s fire protection area covers approximately 29 square miles within the City’s limits and an additional 29 square miles of rural territory. MCFD provides ALS ambulance services in north central Iowa within a service territory of approximately 750 square miles. Along with responses for fires, rescues and emergency medical services, the Department is the home base for the North Central Regional Emergency Response Commission’s Haz-Mat team which serves ten counties in north central Iowa. The Department responds to over 5,000 calls each year.

Fire Service - Serving Since 1870
42 professional firefighter/medics on 3 battalions are at work around the clock providing emergency services such as:

  • Fire Protection
  • Technical Rescue Response
  • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
  • Haz-Mat Response

Firefighters are trained on a wide variety of fire and rescue situations as well as ambulance and medical calls. Battalions work 24 hours a day and are ready to respond to keep you safe.

Ambulance Service - Serving since 2004
Covers over 750 square miles
Provides ALS ambulance services in north central Iowa
Serves over 45,000 people

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MCFD providing service to our community with loyalty, integrity, accountability, and teamwork.

Mason City Fire Department
350 5th St. SW
Mason City, IA 50401
T: 1.641.421.3640 
F: 1.641.421.2710

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