Sioux Center Fire Department
About the Department
The Sioux Center Fire Department has two fire stations, seven trucks, and over 40 volunteers. The department provides fire, rescue, and hazardous materials services for the area of Sioux Center and surrounding rural areas. The department also maintains several agreements with surrounding communities to assist each other with major incidents or as needed.
The SCFD also provides proactive prevention services such as site plan reviews and fire safety education.
The Sioux Center Fire Department coordinates the annual fireworks display for the 4th of July. Members are certified pyrotechnicians. Training includes: extensive pyrotechnical and fireworks display operations, vital fireworks safety knowledge, and hands-on actual firing of Commercial Fireworks. Further advanced classes include an in-depth field study of initiating and constructing a large electronic aerial display.
The SCFD is ISO Class 3 rated. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) uses statistics on things like response time, quality of equipment, and water supply to determine a department's rating. Sioux Center's rating is very high for an all-volunteer department and helps to lower insurance premiums for local businesses and commercial accounts.
To serve, protect, educate, and respect our community through servant leadership, professionalism, collaboration, and stewardship.
- How many calls does the SCFD respond to each year?
The number of calls vary each year but the average is 80-100 calls.
- Do the firemen get compensated for working with SCFD?
No, all members of the Sioux Center Fire Department are 100% volunteer.
- Are fireworks allowed to be set off in Sioux Center?
Fireworks are prohibited within the City of Sioux Center, except during the dates allowed: June 13-July 8 between 9 a.m.-10 p.m., with extended use to 11 p.m. on July 4 and the Saturdays/Sundays before and after July 4 (up to July 8). Must be 18 to use. A $250 fine applies for misuse.