Jim Krohse, Fire Chief
Firestation (non-emergency) 515.986.4444
200 S James Street
Grimes, IA 50111
Floods and Flash Floods: A Guide for Your Safety (PDF)
Outdoor Warning Siren Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Outdoor Warning Siren Activation Guidelines
Outdoor Warning Siren Activation Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
Code Red Program: The City of Grimes, in partnership with Polk County Emergency Management has implemented an automated phone message system known as "Code Red". It can be used in emergency situations when timely communication to our residents is essential. The system will be initiated in situations such as flooding, utility outages or other significant events. All published land-line phone numbers in Grimes have been added to the calling system, but if you do not have a land line phone, have an unpublished number, or want to add an alternate (cell) phone number, you are encouraged to go to http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness/codered-automated-notification-system/ for registration and additional information.
New Rules on Smoke Detectors Take Effect (link is off site) April 2010.
Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic (paid on-call):
The Grimes Fire Department is accepting applications for paid-on-call staff. The department seeks individuals already possessing Iowa or National Fire Certifications and/or EMS Certifications, but will train individuals wanting to work in a paid-on-call role. Grimes residency is required.
Compensation is competitive, depending on qualifications. Applicants must possess a valid Iowa drivers's license, be at least 18 years of age, and be able to successfully complete a criminal history background check. The Grimes Fire Department also requires a doctor's release stating members are physically qualified to participate in fire fighting/EMS activities.
An application can be obtained at the Grimes Fire Station, 200 S James Street, Grimes, Iowa 50111.
For more information please call 515.986.4444.