Fire & Rescue


The mission of the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department is to minimize loss of life and property for the City of Le Mars and other areas covered in Plymouth County from: 

  • Fires
  • Natural Disasters
  • Other Life and Property Threatening Situations 

Fire-Rescue also assists other emergency agencies when needed.  We take care of all people.


The Fire-Rescue Department performs these services in an efficient manner by maintaining effective:

  •  Education
  •  Emergency Response
  •  Fire Prevention
  •  Fire Suppression
  •  Training 
  • Emergency Medical Services

EMS Billing Questions

If you have questions regarding your ambulance bill, contact Angela Kneip at 712-548-4958 or via email.


Service Area

Cities and Rural

  • Le Mars
  • Brunsville
  • Seney
  •  Struble
  • Merrill
  • Oyens


All or Partial - 200 Square Miles

  •  America
  •  Elgin
  •  Grant
  •  Johnson
  •  Preston
  •  Stanton
  •  Washington

Staff & Stations

Ten (10) full-time Staff which includes the Fire Chief, Two (2) Assistant Chiefs, Three (3) Battalion Chiefs, and Four (4) Firefighter/Paramedics.  Also up to Forty One (41) Paid On-Call Volunteers.

The Fire-Rescue Department operates out of 2 Fire Stations:
  • Station #1 located at 45 1st Avenue SW
  • Station #2 located at 25 12th Street SE

Education & Training

Education and Training for the firefighters take place on Wednesday nights. The department takes advantage of fire schools that are made available through community colleges and the State Fire Service Training Bureau in Ames, Iowa.

City - Rural, Le Mars Fire Rescue, Iowa - Dedication

Services to the Community & Area

The Fire-Rescue Department is involved in many emergency and non-emergency events. Some of those services are:
  • Fire
  • Extrication
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Inspection
  • Trench Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Rope Rescue
  • Storm Watch
  • Education Classes
  • Search and Rescue
  • City and Chamber Events
  • Plymouth County Fair
  • Clandestine Labs
  • Active Killer Rescue Team

Fire truck with a trailer attached that has Fire and Rescue Special Operations on the side