Watch a short video to know what to expect when joining the Evansdale Fire Department.
Frequently Asked Questions
Individuals seeking to join the fire department must be at least 18 years of age.
You must pass a background investigation including drivers license and criminal history as well as live within the required response area to our station. Since we do not staff the station 24/7, members often respond from their homes and must be able to respond to the station within a prescribed time frame to insure prompt responses.
Members must have a valid drivers license and be able to complete required training in CPR, Firefighter-I, EMT and other fields as maybe required.
Absolutely not. All training for the Evansdale Fire Department is free of charge and we cover the fees associated with it, however it will require some commitment of time on your part.
As a full service Fire Rescue, our members are trained in all fields of Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Rescue and EMS. Members are required to have a working knowledge in all fields, however may specialize in areas that are better suited to their specific field.
As a “paid-on-call” service, members are compensated a “stipend” based upon their certification and the type of call or meeting they are participating in. In accordance with Iowa Law, members may become eligible for retirement benefits under IPERS.
You can mail, fax, email or drop off your application using the below details.
Evansdale Fire Rescue
911 S Evans Road
Evansdale , IA , 50707
On average the Evansdale Fire Department responds to about 700 calls per year.
We ask you commit a few days a month to be “on-call” in addition to attending two training sessions each month.