Fire Department

Mission Statement

Semper Paratus

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.

A Word From Our Chief

Semper Paratus

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 which is a major transport line for ethanol. The department has seen some incredible changes over the years including 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 website, 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 Story City/Lafayette Twp. Fire Department, be safe, take care and enjoy your visit to our official web site.

Respectfully Yours,
Chief Whipple

Our Department

Front Row: Trent Whipple, Jamie Beck, Ryan Peterson, Tyler Oberender, Kevin Doyle, Brian Watson, Justin Braland

Middle Row:Berry Saunders, Isaac Rahto, Colton Osmundson, Brady Kline, Sam Peterson, Cale Doyle

Back Row: Jake Edwards, Adam Holm, Eric Norris, Ben Harriman, Jake Severson, Chris Engelhardt

Not pictured: John Lamb, Travis Doyle, Dave Kost, Lee Rickerl, Tanner Stevens