Email: Iola Fire Department
408 N. Washington Ave.
Iola, KS 67749
Bus. Phone:(620)365-4972

Dispatch (620)365-1437

Emergency: Dial 911

Burning Regulations

Residential Burn Regulations

International Fire Code regarding Open Burning, Recreational Burning, Fire Pits, Portable Outdoor Fireplaces

















Our Mission

"The Iola Fire & EMS Department exists to protect lives, conserve property by minimizing the frequencies and effects of fire, accidents, illness, hazardous material releases, disasters and other like occurrences.

The methods we use to accomplish this mission are public education, training, prevention and control.

The Iola Fire & EMS Department is committed to utilize all resources, efficiency and effectiveness provided by the citizens of Iola, Kansas to accomplish the mission. "












Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services


The Iola Fire Department is composed of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chiefs, Lieutenants, and firefighters. The Department is divided into three shifts providing 24-hour public safety service. Iola is fortunate to have one of only forty full time fire departments within the State of Kansas.

Fire Services

Annually, the Fire Department responds to about 250 alarms, comprised of structure, vehicle and grass fires, the presence of smoke, carbon monoxide tests, etc. Response times in the City are just under 4 minutes, and average about 11 minutes for rural calls. The Fire Department provides:

Emergency Medical Services

Fire and EMS personnel participate in 2,500 hours of training annually (approximately 146 hours of training per employee). This training equips these professionals to provide these valuable services to the Iola community.