Iowa Fire Department Census

data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 4 Aug 2017

This dataset is a subset of the National Fire Department Census which provides an address listing of U.S. fire departments registered with U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) as well as some basic information about each fire department. The purpose of the census is to create a national database for use by the fire protection and prevention communities, allied professions, the general public and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). USFA uses the database to conduct special studies, guide program decisionmaking, and to improve direct communication with individual fire departments.

Tags: fire department, u.s. fire administration, usfa, fema

This dataset has the following 27 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Fire Dept IDfdidtextA unique identifier assigned by the state for fire incident reporting purposes.
Fire Department Namefire_dept_nametext
Headquarters Address 1hq_addr1text
Headquarters Address 2hq_addr2text
Headquarters Statehq_statetext
Headquarters Cityhq_citytext
Headquarters Zip Codehq_ziptext
Headquarters Locationhq_locationlocationGeocoded location based on the headquarter address provided for the fire department. Accuracy will largely depend on how well addresses were formatted, and how complete they are. This data field was not included in the federal dataset.
Mail Address 1mail_addr1text
Mail Address 2mail_addr2text
Mail PO Boxmail_po_boxtext
Mail Citymail_citytext
Mail Statemail_statetext
Mail Zip Codemail_ziptext
Headquarters Phonehq_phonetext
Headquarters Faxhq_faxtext
Countycountytext
Department Typedept_typetextBroad classification for the fire department.
Organization Typeorganization_typetext
Websitewebsiteurl
Number of Stationsnumber_stationsnumberTotal number of stations within the department including headquarters.
Active Firefighters - Careeractive_firefighters_careernumberThe total number of full-time paid fire officers and firefighters. A value of 0 is listed if there are no firefighters of this type in the department.
Active Firefighters - Volunteeractive_firefighters_volunteernumberThe total number of firefighters who receive no compensation for their services. A value of 0 is listed if there are no firefighters of this type in the department.
Active Firefighters - Paid per Callactive_firefighters_paid_per_callnumberThe total number of firefighters in the department who are not full-time paid firefighters but receive compensation for their participation. A value of 0 is listed if there are no firefighters of this type in the department.
Civilian Employeesnon_firefighting_civiliannumberFull time and part-time non-firefighting employees with the department. A value of 0 indicates their are no employees of this type with the department.
Non-firefighting Volunteersnon_firefighting_volunteernumberVolunteers who receive no compensation. A value of 0 is listed if there are no volunteers of this type in the department.
Primary Emergency Managementprimary_agency_for_emtext"Yes" indicates the fire department is the primary agency responsible for emergency management in your community. Emergency Management is the integration and coordination of all-hazards mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities within a community for all (or most) agencies such as fire, Emergency Medical Services, public works, public information, volunteer service, etc. If null, answer was not provided in registration.