The Fire Department provides emergency response services to residents within the city limits of Oskaloosa, Beacon, University Park and Lake Keomah. We also cover all or part of Madison, Adams, Scott, Garfield, Lincoln, Spring Creek, Jefferson and Harrison Townships, within Mahaska County. These services include:

  • Fire prevention
  • Fire response
  • Hazardous materials
  • Inspections
  • Rescue operations

The department also assists the building official with fire prevention inspections. Fire safety education programs are provided to schools, preschools, daycare centers, residential property owners and all types of businesses including hotels, motels, manufacturing firms, retirement homes and nursing homes. To schedule a public safety presentation, call or email the Fire Station.

Mission Statement

The Oskaloosa Fire Department is dedicated to protect the lives, property, and quality of life of the citizens we serve. We base our success on the superior skills and character of the highly effective professional men and women of our organization.

Members of the Oskaloosa Fire Department are committed to providing dependable service in a responsible fashion, while showing care and compassion to the citizens we serve. We will protect lives, property, and the environment through effective fire suppression, rescue techniques, disaster preparedness, fire prevention, public safety education, and hazardous material mitigation.

Members of the Oskaloosa Fire Department, working together, will provide a professional and caring environment that is fair, honest, ethical, and treats all individuals with respect and dignity.

Members will be supportive and responsive to the need of the city government in a loyal, ethical, and professional manner dedicated to our citizens, our members, and our profession.

The Department will be a progressive and service-oriented organization which provides innovative and effective leadership.