Fire & EMS

    As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies and disasters, VMFD protects the lives and property of Van Meter residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the VMFD to make significant contributions to the safety of Van Meter and Public Safety efforts.

    Core Values

    Service

    The Department continues its unwavering call to protect and serve.

    Bravery

    Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training.

    Safety

    We strive to keep our citizens free from danger, especially deliberate, harmful acts. With the best equipment and training, the Department can reduce the risk to the public and its members at fires, emergencies and medical incidents.

    Honor

    The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department's tasks requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride in our unit, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the unit, both past and present.

    Dedication

    A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of our code of conduct. The faithful observance of duty calls for us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.

    Preparedness

    By combining all of the components of our core values, the VMFD will maintain its constant state of readiness to meet all threats and challenges, traditional and new.

    Contact

    505 Grant
    PO Box 160
    Van Meter, IA 50261

    Emergency: 911

    Dispatch: 515-993-4567

    Director Daggett: 515-202-4154