Fire & Rescue


The West Branch Fire Department is located at 105 South Second Street. Phone: For emergencies, dial 911; For routine business, call 319-643-2110. The all-volunteer department has 35 firefighters and first responders.


WBFD Monthly Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE: Johnson County EMS Association will celebrate our 30th EMS Saturday on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at South Slope in North Liberty. This will be an EMS Saturday like no other. We have two national speakers this year. EMS speaker and cartoonist, paramedic Steve Berry will be presenting on two topics this year. We also have Scott Wiebe from Lincoln Fire speaking on "10 Steps for Improving Survival" from cardiac arrests, Lincoln Fire is known for it's cardiac arrest save rates. The day will be a day to remember so mark your calendars, hope to see you there. Watch for further as the time approaches.

Visit our Facebook page for upcoming events and updates. https://www.facebook.com/WestBranchFireDepartment

The West Branch Fire Department was originally formed following a series of fires in West Branch during the 1870s. On June 4, 1879, a group of interested citizens met and organized the Alert Bucket Brigade. On May 9, 1898, the name was changed to the West Branch Fire Department and J.T. Butler was elected the first chief of the department, a post he held until his death in 1934. Other chiefs since have included Jim Vincent, Earl Hunter, Glenn Brown, Ray West, Frank E. Corbin Jr., Murray Gibson, Kenneth Jeffries, Dick Stoolman, and Kevin Stoolman.

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Kevin Stoolman
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