ALL FIRE CALLS SHOULD BE PLACED THROUGH THE WEBSTER COUNTY LEC BY DIALING 911
The Callender Fire Department provides fire and medical support to the City of Callender, parts of Clay, Roland, Elkhorn, and Fulton Townships. When needed mutual aid is provided to any of the surrounding communities.
Callender has 4 trucks in service. A pumper truck, a quick response attack unit/ems response truck two tanker trucks, and a 1929 Model A.
According to records the Fire Department was started in Callender in 1897 with 12 members total, currently the Department consists of 12 volunteer members. The Department has Certified EMT’s that work with Southwest Webster Ambulance Service and Fort Dodge Fire/EMS for medical emergencies within our district. The Department has training/meetings on the second and last Wednesdays of each month.
Webster County fire departments along with county dispatch services have setup an automatic Mutual Aid system so when any department is paged out for a structure fire there will be another department paged automatically to assist with the fire. This program is designed to provide faster response times with more manpower and/or equipment. This is a program was setup mainly due to the amount of members that work outside of their communites and fire districts and have a distance to travel to respond or even possibly having jobs they cannot leave during their working hours. The automatic mutual aid system seems to be working just as planned and has greatly reduced property damage and improved response times since being implemented.
Every October during Fire Prevention week the members of the department along with members of the Gowrie, Farnhamville and Moorland Fire Departments go to the Elementary school and have a fire drill. That day is also used for firefighters to help educate the students in fire prevention and teach them what to do in case of an emergency. The firemen start with the basics with pre school students and go up to the 4th graders talking to the students about all aspects of the fire departments duties along with what the students should do to keep themselves safe in a fire.
Southwest Webster Ambulance
Webster County Law Enforcement Center