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About Us

The Dubuque Fire Department is a progressive ISO class 2 Fire / EMS department situated along the banks of the Mississippi River.

The core mission of Dubuque Fire is to serve by protecting, assisting, and educating our community and visitors with pride, skill, and compassion. Through prevention and response, the department protects 60,000 residents over approximately 32 square miles of residential, commercial, high-rise, and river areas.

Our goal is to maintain Dubuque’s heritage of excellence by recruiting candidates that reflect the rich makeup of our diverse population. We appreciate your interest and have provided information which will guide you through the steps required to become a member of our elite firefighting team.

Mission Statement

To protect, assist, and educate our community and visitors with pride, skill, and compassion.

Our Shared Values

Integrity: We serve in an honest and trustworthy fashion. We respect those we serve and are accountable to them.

Professional: We serve with a hard-working positive attitude. We are dedicated to consistently providing a high degree of excellence.

Compassion: We serve with a sense of community and brotherhood. We show empathy to those in need and seek ways to be helpful.

Skill: We serve with an understanding that our ability and competence is important in the lives of our neighbors. We maintain a high level of training.

Pride: We serve with a sense of tradition in a job well done. We strive to be prompt, safe, and fit for duty.

Read the Dubuque Fire Department Strategic Plan

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Contact Us

  1. Amy SchellerAmy Scheller  |  email
    Fire Chief
    Phone: 563-589-4160
    Fax: 563-589-4209
    TDD/TTY: 563-589-4209

    Emergency 9-1-1
    TDD/TTY: 9-1-1
    Staff Directory

    Fire Headquarters
    11 West 9th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

    24 hours a day, 7 days a week