Akron Fire-Rescue

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 Mission

  • Reduce and prevent the loss of life
  • Provide the highest quality pre-hospital patient care
  • Reduce and prevent property damage
  • Rescue, Search, & Recovery
  • Protection of the environment
  • Community education and fire prevention

The Akron Fire Department is composed of 45 volunteers that respond to calls for service utilizing 12 different apparatus and provide a wide variety of skills and special abilities. Some of the abilities include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-hospital emergency patient care
  • Fire suppression
  • Wildland fire intervention
  • Vehicle extrication and rescue
  • 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
  • CPR and First Aid Training

Shane Coyle
Fire Chief