27 South 5th Street, Estherville, Iowa 51334, United States

Station: 712-362-2453

making our community a Safe & better place!

making our community a Safe & better place!

making our community a Safe & better place!making our community a Safe & better place!
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Our Mission

Of the Estherville Fire Department to preserve life and property; promote public safety; and foster community support services in a professional manner.

About Us

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How We Started

The Fire department goes way back to  the 1870’s when the first bucket brigade was established by a few public spirited men. Later they added a hose cart and a hand pump. Water came from a well in downtown Estherville near the present location of our library.In 1884 they formed the first organized volunteer fire dept.  

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The Great 1910 Wilco

They called it the Estherville Fire and Rescue Company #1. The horse drawn hose cart and pump was pulled by the first man's team to get to the fire station. He was paid $1 for the team. They bought their first motorized truck in about 1911. It was a 1910 Wilco Chain Drive Fire truck.

Our Partners

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