Polk City Fire Department's Official Website
The Polk City Fire Department is a paid on call
Fire Department, located north of Des Moines in central Iowa, which
has been in continuous operation since 1946. We provide Fire and EMS
service to our citizens, businesses, neighbors, and visitors over a
coverage area of approximately 70 square miles in the northwest quadrant
of Polk County. The members of the Polk City Fire Department are highly
motivated and truly dedicated to providing the highest level of service
possible to meet the needs of the area.
The City of Polk City has been experiencing explosive residential
and commercial development over the past several years. Additionally,
the Polk City area is well known for its vast recreational opportunities
in the form of lakes, campgrounds, bike trails, snowmobile trails, and
the only Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course in the State of Iowa. Approximately
2 million people travel around and through Polk City every year to experience
all the area has to offer.
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Polk City Fire Department is Hiring
The Polk City Fire Department is currently accepting applications for part-time and paid
on call Firefighter/Paramedic positions. Part time hours are available 0600-1800 7 days per week.
Minimum qualifications to apply:
• Valid EMS certification card issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health,
Bureau of EMS at the EMT, Paramedic, or Paramedic Specialist level.
(Paramedics must also have Current AHA, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
• Firefighter I certification document issued by the Iowa Fire Service Training
Bureau or any IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress)
approved training program.
• Current AHA, Healthcare Provider, Basic Life Support certification card or
current ARC, Professional Rescuer Certification card.
• Valid driver’s license issued by a state licensing agency.
Paramedic/Firefighter starting hourly wage is $14.95.
Questions may be directed to Chief Gubbins at 975-7998 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Assistant Chief Vander Leest at 402-8214 (email@example.com).
Individuals interested in applying for these positions must submit an employment
application, resume, and copies of current certifications. Applications are available at
City Hall or online at www.polkcityfd.com. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 23rd.
Want To Help Out the PCFD?
Do you have the urge to help out the community of Polk City without dedicating a lot of time or having to join the fire department?
Below is a list of items you can do around your house and neighborhood to help out the Polk City Fire Department. To view the entire
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Review the Polk City Burning Ordinance
Clear Hydrants after Snow Falls
Porch Lights On
Insurance and Medication Information
No Parking In Front Of A Hydrant Or In A Fire Lane
When You Hear Our Sirens
Stay Back 500 Feet
Do Not Pass Emergency Vehicles
Move Over One Lane
Never Drive Over Fire Hose
Polk City Fire Department
309 West Van Dorn Street
P.O. Box 34
Polk City, IA 50226
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