- Title:Shift Commander
Commander Doug Allen has been with the Ames Fire Department since 1999. He has held the position of Shift Commander since 2006. Before coming to the Ames Fire Department, Doug was Fire Chief of the Huxley (IA) Fire Department for six years.
Commander Allen received his Associate Degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University and has a Fire Specialist Certificate from Des Moines Area Community College. He is also certified by the State of Iowa as a Firefighter II, Instructor II, Fire Officer II, Driver Operator/Pumper, and Driver Operator/Aerial.
Commander Allen is a member of the Iowa Critical Incident Response Team and is very involved in Fire Prevention, Auto Extrication and Driver Operator training for the fire department. When not on-duty, Doug enjoys working as a Certification Specialist for the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau, camping, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.