Message from the Chief

On behalf of the Waukee Fire Department I welcome you and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you find the Fire Department section of the city website to be educational, interesting and useful in your everyday life. Our goal is to continually offer excellent service to the residents of this great community.

The City of Waukee is the fastest growing city in the state and is situated in Dallas County, approximately 11 miles west of downtown Des Moines. Our current population is estimated at more than 18,000 residents and we continue to grow.

The mission of the Waukee Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property threatened by the hazards of fire, medical, and other emergencies. We accomplish this mission daily by providing the highest quality fire protection, emergency medical care and community education possible.

Thank you for your interest in the Waukee Fire Department, please let us know if we can provide you with any other information.patch2013

Clint Robinson, Fire Chief

Request a Tour or Fire Truck at a Public Event

The Waukee Fire Department is happy to provide tours for individuals or groups and welcomes the opportunity to attend your event. Please give us a call to request a time or you can contact us via email.

Gas Pipe Information

Read important information about corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) gas pipe that may be in your home.

Alert: NFPA Issues Fire Safety Warning on Hover Boards

December 16, 2015 – Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices.

“It seems hover boards are the hottest holiday gifts on the planet this year. But a number of media outlets reported fire incidents are cause for caution to avoid Christmas wishes going up in smoke,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. Part toy, part transportation, the self-balancing scooters first seen in the movie Back to the Future, can pose a fire risk.


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Alert: Recall of Kidde Black Plastic Zytel Nylon Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers

The Waukee Fire Department wants residents to know about an important recall involving Kidde black plastic Zytel nylon valve disposable fire extinguishers. This voluntary recall and replacement program was initiated because certain disposable fire extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released.

This recall involves Kidde ABC and BC-rated fire extinguishers manufactured between July 23, 2013, and October 15, 2014, and sold between August 2013 and November 2014. Those not affected include Professional Kidde and Badger Advantage models and fire extinguishers purchased prior to August 2013 or after November 2014. See a listing of the models included in this recall.

Alert: Emergency Light Recall

The Waukee Fire Department would like to make you aware of an important emergency light recall for lights commonly installed in commercial buildings. Lithonia is recalling their Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture due to fire hazard. Consumers should stop using this product as soon as possible. Please visit the U.S. Product Safety Commission for photos of the lights and additional recall information.