Mission Statement

The purpose for the Story City/Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department shall be the saving of life and property from fire and also to render aid wherever possible in the event of an emergency.

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Our Team

Front Row: Lysle Macdonald, Justin Braland, Tanner Stevens, Kevin Doyle

Middle Row:, Dave Kost, Jamie Beck, Adam Tryon, Ryan Charlson, Tyler Oberender, Travis Doyle, Ben Harriman, Ryan Peterson

Back Row: Brian Watson, Eric Norris, Chris Engelhardt, John Lamb, Trent Whipple

Not pictured: Travis Tinken, Shannon Doise, Jake Edwards, Berry Saunders, Jake Severson, Isaac Rahto, Adam Holm

Fire Chief

Lysle Macdonald
512 Park Avenue
(515) 733-4268

From The Chief

In our primary protection area we have a variety of high risk areas. Within city limits we have two schools, a farmer’s co-op, a nursing home, assisted living facilities, many apartment buildings, a large main street business area, several large manufacturing facilities, a car dealership and an implement dealership. Outside of city limits is rural area but it also includes a county prairie, a county marsh, and The Story County Greenbelt. We also cover 10 miles of Interstate 35 and nine miles of rail that is a major transport line for ethanol. The department has seen some incredible changes over the years which include improving the operational capabilities, purchasing new equipment, upgrading fire facilities and enhancing suppression staff levels as we respond to the ever-changing needs of our community. To that end, we will continue to make available as much useful information as possible for the residents, business owners and employees, civic groups and those just interested in glancing at the Story City Fire Department. It is our hope that you will take the time to enjoy this web site, learn more about this great city and enjoy what the Story City Fire Department has to offer. If at any time you have questions or comments regarding information provided on this site, or if you are just interested in learning more about the Story City/Lafayette Twp. Fire Department, or have an interest in joining the team please don’t hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the Men and Women of the Story City/Lafayette Twp. Fire Department, be safe, take care and enjoy your visit to our official web site.

Respectfully Yours,
Chief Macdonald

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The Doug Stevens Firefighter of the Year Award

Line Of Duty Death

Doug Steven, 42, of Story City/Lafayette Township Fire Department passed Sunday February 6, 2000 in the Line of Duty.

May he rest in eternal peace and may the Good Lord watch over and protect the loved ones, family, and friends that he left behind.

The Award

The main purpose of this award is to further encourage the development, and pride within our department, and also promote the actions of individuals who have well-represented the character and commitment that Doug Stevens left us with on and off the fire scene! It is also our underlying hope that this award will also further encourage such actions of all StoryCity’s Finest in the future to come. This award will be presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies these characteristics, and encompasses all of these aspects of our department, the members of the department, and the community; first-dedication, second-loyalty, third-productivity, and finally-professionalism. This member must also be an active and a participating member of the department and shall be decided upon by the fire chief and 2 assistant fire chiefs of the department.

We strongly believe that the presentation of this award each year will reflect great credit on all of our firefighters, and the job that they do every time that we are called into action. We also believe that this award will bring greater pride to our department, and community. We believe that all efforts have been expended, and will continue to be expended to assure the integrity, fairness and impartiality to all department members and the nominees now and in the future to come. It is truly our honor to introduce this new tradition in our department, and look forward to its growth, the growth of our members, and the growth in these characteristics in the years to come.

  1. Dedication:  The individual must have longevity in the fire service. He/She has demonstrated the highest degree in dedication and participation within the department, including fire response, training, public education, and other fire service operations.
  2. Loyalty: The individual should also demonstrate allegiance to the department, and its fellow firefighters. Is a team player who supports others’ efforts to achieve the goals of the fire service, supports the fire service by embracing its policy and procedures, engaging only in constructive criticism that will lead to the improvements of the department.
  3. Productivity: He/She has gone well above and beyond the duties in a manner that exemplifies the competency that all firefighters strive to achieve and which reflect the highest standards of the fire service, and regularly demonstrates the ability to reduce fire losses and to better serve our department, community, and state.
  4. Professionalism: He/She has performed their fire service duties in a manner that exemplifies the competency that all firefighters strive to achieve and which reflect the highest standards of the fire service, which include but are not limited to the use of applicable fire protective equipment such as protective clothing, and breathing apparatus. This person has also demonstrated the ability to lead and follow, depending upon the circumstances.

Award Recipients

2018: Justin Braland
2017: Chris Engelhardt
2016: Travis Doyle
2015: Trent Whipple
2014: Eric Norris
2013: Kathy Twedt
2012: Jamie Beck
2011: Ryan Peterson
2010: Tyler Oberender
2009: Scott Nibe