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Carter Lake, Iowa Fire Department

2907 North 9th Street, Carter Lake, Iowa 51510
(Corner of North 9th & Locust Street)

Non-Emergency Fire Station Phone: 712-347-5900
Medical, Fire or Police Emergencies: 911


Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency

From Our Families to Yours, We Welcome You to
Carter Lake, Iowa

Department History

The Carter Lake Fire Department was formed in 1956. The original fire station was located on Ninth Street, I block south of Locust. In January of 1974, a devastating Fire took place in which all of our Trucks, Gear, Records and Station burned.  In August of 1975, our current station was completed. In 2010 we added a full time Fire Coordinator (Paramedic/FF) who works Monday-Friday (7am-3pm). Today we average 25 - 35 active volunteers & 1 paid member and answer 450-500 emergency calls a year.

How To Become a Member

We are actively recruiting new members to join our organization. Department Brochures & Applications are available at City Hall Monday-Friday (8am-5pm), stop by or call the fire station or click the link provided on this page. Return the application to City Hall or call the station and the Chief, Coordinator or another Officer will set up a time to meet with you. 

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Monthly Meetings / Trainings

Our current monthly meetings and trainings schedule is. General meeting is the first Tuesday of each month (7:30pm). Fire trainings are the first Saturday (9-noon) and the second Tuesday (7-1Opm) of each month.  EMS meeting and training is the third Tuesday (7-1Opm) of each month.


The Carter Lake Fire Department Smoke-Eaters: Pancake Breakfasts are held the 1st Sunday of February, May & October at the station from 7:30-12:30. Annual Benefit Boot Drives to Benefit chosen Charity & our Smoke-Eaters Organization are held in (spring, fall or both). Community Fire Safety & Station Tours, First Aid and CPR Classes are offered as needed, just contact us. Open house/Fire Safety held each fall at the fire station. Fireworks: We solicit funds from residents, businesses, donations each year. (Coincides with Carter Lake Community Days). We also do several other Community events each year that are advertised and posted. 

Auxiliary (Smokettes)

We are also actively recruiting members for our Auxiliary Club. If fighting fires or answering ambulance calls is just not your thing, but you still would like to be involved, then this is still a Great way for anyone to be involved for our Department and the Community. The Auxiliary assists the Department by providing meals, drinks, or anything else asked of them for us while at calls, meetings or other functions. They meet monthly or as needed. 

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