Fire Protection Services
Waterloo Fire members are trained to manage and in some cases mitigate hazardous material incidences. Many members are certified Hazmat Operations Responders. In the event of a hazardous materials incident, any additional resources needed will be brought in to assist with the management of the incident.
Waterloo Fire provides both ALS and BLS service to the community. Many members are either EMT’s or paramedics, and are trained to respond to a large variety of medical or rescue related incidents. WFD has one ambulance, and operates under a mutual aid agreement with neighboring communities in the event that additional resources are needed on a call.
Waterloo Fire responds to a multitude of fire related calls, whether it is a working structure or house fire, car fire, brush fire, or a small, non-critical situation. WFD will also respond to automatic fire detection alarms, motor vehicle accidents, gas leaks, downed electrical wires, and a variety of other scenarios where our assistance is needed. WFD members train regularly to ensure they are fully prepared to manage all incidents where our help is requested.
Letter from the Chief
The Waterloo Fire and Rescue Department is comprised of 52 members and counting. Over the years of my time the leadership and dedication has paved the path of the future. Each and every member is a piece to the puzzle that makes up the Waterloo Fire Department. We are a team and things get done because we have and will continue to hold that strength within the department. We will continue to identify the Necessities versus the Wants, and operate the Fire Department with a lean but practical and balanced budget. We will continue to train for the future, prepare for the worst, and hope for the best.
Travis Harlow, Fire Chief
Waterloo Fire & Rescue