Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue was established as a joint department in 2000. The two cities, separated by a bridge that also separates West Lake Okoboji and East Lake Okoboji, individually ran their own departments up until 2000, when out of necessity due to manpower and equipment, established a 28E agreement that formed one fire and rescue department. The specialized services that were part of each individual department then became one entity, The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue. The services currently offered by the department include: fire protection services to the cities of Arnolds Park and Okoboji, initial vehicle stabilization, extrication and rescue, a surface water rescue team, emergency medical services, operations level hazardous material response for small to medium incidents, underwater search and rescue team (dive team), the area’s exclusive fire boat, and ice rescue response with the areas only airboat. You can read more about each of these services under their respective title. The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue is proud to serve the residents and visitors of the Iowa Great Lakes.