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Jim Bickford,
Interim Fire Chief
331 Scott St
Davenport, IA 52801
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On behalf of the men and women of the Davenport Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our web site. I hope the information that you are looking for is readily accessible. If not, please feel free to contact Fire Administration and we will do our very best to provide that information.

The Davenport Fire Department is rich in tradition. Officially recognized in 1882, the department has grown strategically to its current level of 133 employees. The department currently staffs eight engine companies and three truck companies. Those companies respond to over 19,000 emergency incidents per year including structure fires, emergency medical calls, hazardous materials calls, technical rescues, and citizen's assists.

 The department is quite proud of its prevention programs. These programs consist of public education at all levels from the very young to the elderly of our community. Additionally, all the fire houses complete commercial inspections each year. The current Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating for the City of Davenport is a Class 3. This low rating is reflected in the liability insurance assessments for our commercial and residential property owners.

 The modern fire service is an all-hazards emergency response organization that demands constant training to maintain competency. In Davenport, training is a priority that is addressed daily at the company level as well as multi-company drills that are conducted at our new, state of the art training facility. The training center is designed to provide a venue for year round training in firefighting, technical rescue, EMS and hazardous materials with specialized training props located through-out the facility.

 Dispatching for emergency incidents is managed by the Scott Emergency Communication Center. The Center is a cooperative consolidation of all emergency response agencies serving within Scott County. The communications technology in the new center assures the critical communication needs of emergency response crews are met and that accurate detailed documentation of all emergency response incidents is completed.

 The Davenport Fire Department is an Accredited Agency with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).  The Department is one of only 187 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE). Accreditation demonstrates the commitment of our agency to provide the highest quality of service to our community and serves as a planning mechanism for the future.

 If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you!



 Mission Statement:  "The Davenport Fire Department is a proud organization which exists to protect life and property through education, prevention and response."

Davenport Fire Department Values:


We value integrity, which is the outward evidence of honesty and trustworthiness, and which serves as the foundation block for all meaningful relationships


We believe that by always striving for excellence, we are better equipped to identify improved approaches in all processes and systems, and that results occur in a more progressive manner.


We believe that responsive behavior will enhance citizen satisfaction, serve as a conduit for positive change, and improve service outcomes.


We believe that society views our public positions as role models within our community.  The degree to which each one of us displays a professional approach determines the credibility of our entire team.


We value respect for each person as an individual, and an attitude that recognizes the worth of others, exhibiting compassion for those in need.