Fire Department

Storm Lake Fire Department LogoThe Storm Lake Fire Department protects 93 square miles that include the cities of Storm Lake, Truesdale and Lakeside, as well as the rural townships of Hayes, Washington and much of Grant. The Storm Lake Fire Department is a combination fire department comprised of two full time members, the Fire Chief and a full-time firefighter and 27 volunteer firefighters.  The department provides fire suppression, hazardous materials response, technical rescue response, fire prevention & public education, as well as liquor license and rental inspections.  

The Storm Lake Fire Department was founded in 1881 and has a rich history and a bright future serving our community.  Firefighters train weekly to maintain proficiencies and review the latest tactical and scientific fire and rescue information.  The department operates three engines, one heavy rescue, one tower ladder, one brush rig and one command vehicle.  


If you've ever had a burning desire to help out your community, the Storm Lake Fire Department is in need of additional volunteer firefighters. The community depends on these volunteers stepping forward to keep everyone safe. The SLFD provides all the needed training and equipment. If you are age 18 or over, contact Chief Glenn Schlesser at 732-8010, or stop by the station any time Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM for an application. What is it like to be part of this vital department? The video below will give you an idea.    

Storm Lake Fire Department Introduces Community Connect

The Storm Lake Fire Department has launched a Community Connect program, a new online tool to help keep the community safe.  Storm Lake residents and business owners can log in HERE, and create an account for free. Then they will be able to enter their home and contact information, which will help the SLFD to assist as effectively as possible in an emergency response.

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