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Dunlap Fire & Rescue

The Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1896, and was composed of merely hoses and carts. 

The present Fire Department in Dunlap parks an outstanding fleet of rescue vehicles in a beautiful modern facility.

The present fire department officers are:
Pat Cogdill, Fire Chief
Shane Kepford, Assistant Fire Chief
Greg Stinn, Fire Captain
Larry Klein, Fire Captain
Joyce Cogdill, Rescue Captain
Mike Anderson, Assistant Rescue Captain
Kelly Miller, Secretary
Geri Anderson, Training Officer
Scott Garside, Training Officer

The Dunlap Fire Department is continuously accepting applications for new volunteers to serve.
To apply to serve, Dunlap area residents in good health can reach out to any of the above individuals to request an application. There is no cost to apply.

Volunteer firefighters for the City of Dunlap must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be substance-abuse free
  • Have a valid Iowa driver's license
  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass a physical examination and drug screen
  • Successfully complete an oral interview
  • Pass a physical agility assessment
  • Be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Be willing to take medical and fire training classes (paid for by the Fire Dept.)

Volunteers are considered on-call anytime that they are in the Dunlap area and all volunteers carry pagers so that they can easily be alerted.
Access the Dunlap Fire Department application here. Submit it to the Dunlap Fire Department at 715 Iowa Ave., Dunlap, IA 51529.


You may contact City Hall by calling 643-5721 or e-mail us at dunlapia@loganet.net with questions or for more information.