More than 20 firepersons on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Equipment available include a 1985 pumper truck, 1992 tanker truck, 1998 pumper truck, 1999 fire equipment van, 2011 rescue truck, 2012 attack truck, 2014 attack truck, and 2015 pumper truck. Other special equipment includes two Jaws of Life, two water rescue suits, grain bin rescue equipment, Minitor 6 pagers, and 13 Scott air packs.
During fire prevention week, the department travels to the school and visits the alternative kindergarten, preschool, gingerbread school, and kindergarten through the fourth grades. They take the fire truck to school and the firemen talk to the students and give them a chance to see the fire equipment up close and to see the fire truck. The Ida Grove Fire Department also sponsors a poster contest for the third grade students.
Fire Dept Officers: Scott VanDusen – Fire Chief, Devlun Whiteing – Asst. Fire Chief; Don Wunschel- Training Officer, John Jacobson – 1st Foreman , Ryan Jacobson-2nd foreman, Clint Wellendorf-3rd foreman, Patrick Arens-Secretary, David Clausen-Treasurer, Josh Pierson-Steward,
Members:, Tim Anderson, Justin Collins, Justin Gross, Nate Homan, Jared Johnson, Terry Lovett, David Nelson, Mike Porter, Jeremy Reitz, Josh VanHouten, Tim Wilcox, Darrell Wolf, Ricky Wonder
Jr. Fire Fighters. Blake Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Dakota Porter, Anna VanDusen