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Contact
Shane Coyle
Fire Chief

PO BOX 911
Akron, IA  51001

Ph: (712) 568-2701
Emergencey: 9-1-1

The Akron Fire Department was established in 1893 and serves residents in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota including the cities of Akron, Iowa, Westfield, Iowa and Spink, South Dakota. The department responds to calls for service in the largest fire district in the state of Iowa and covers nearly 365 square miles.

Department Goals


  • Reduce and prevent the loss of life
  • Reduce and prevent property damage
  • Rescue, Search, & Recovery
  • Protection of the environment
  • Community education and fire prevention


The Akron Fire Department is composed of 30 volunteers that respond to emergencies with 10 different apparatus and provide a wide variety of skills and special abilities. Some of the abilities include but are not limited to:


  • Fire suppression
  • Wildland fire intervention
  • Vehicle extrication and rescue
  • Medical emergencies
  • High angle rope rescue
  • Hazardous Materials response
  • Search and recovery


Additional Public Services Provided:


  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fire Prevention Demonstrations
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Evacuation Drills and Training
  • Building Evaluations and Inspections
  • Wildland Crop Management