Fire & EMS

Fire & EMS

As first responders to fires and medical emergencies and disasters, VMFD protects the lives and property of Van Meter residents and visitors. The Department advances 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.

Core Values


The Department continues its unwavering call to protect and serve.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


505 Grant
PO Box 160
Van Meter, IA 50261

Emergency: 911

Dispatch: 515-993-4567