City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.


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 When every second counts, sometimes the Ames Fire Department looks to the sky for help.


Pull to the Right
Find out what to do when an emergency vehicle is approaching, and why it's so important.

This Week in Ames
See the City's Public Relations Officer interview Ames Firefighter Brad Jerkins. They discuss fire prevention week, the impact on the school children throughout Ames, and general fire safety concerns.


Fire Safety Education
Firefighters Brad Jerkins and Jess Bappe explain the importance of  fire prevention and fire safety education.  They specifically discuss the ongoing efforts during fire safety month in October to reach thousands of grade school children throughout Ames. 

smoke detector Education
Click the first video below to learn why smoke detectors are critical for your safety.   Ames Lieutenants Eric Facio and Jordan Damhof will explain how to choose the best smoke detector for your needs in the second video.

What It Means To Be a Firefighter
Lt. Seth Twedt, of the Ames Fire Department, explains what being a firefighter means to him. Click on the link below to experience the emotional highs and lows of a long-time fire Lieutenant (video courtesy of Emily Harmon, ISU alum).