Services

Volunteer community members train continuously to provide the following emergency services to Arnolds Park, Okoboji and the lakes area. Fire Extinguisher Training System The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue has a Bullex Fire Extinguisher Training System available to training you on the proper way to use a fire extinguisher.  The department will come out to your location, set up the trainer and work with your group on the training.  Part of the training will be a short classroom session that will discuss types of extinguishers, when to use the extinguishers and a written pamphlet will be provided.  The group will then go out and be able to do hands on training with the system.  Not in the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire District let us know we will contact you fire department and have them contact you for the training.  To schedule training call 712-332-5260 or email apofire@hotmail.com.

Services

Fire

Fire

The department provides fire suppression services in the city limits of Arnolds Park and Okoboji, Iowa.  The department also uses a fire boat for suppression services on the lower chain of lakes and shoreline (See Fire Boat title for more information). ...
Rescue/Jaws

Rescue/Jaws

The department maintains a set of jaws and equipment for basic vehicle stabilization, extrication and rescue.  We also have a mutual aid agreement with the Milford Fire Department to our south to provide assistance for motor vehicle crashes as nee...
Personal Watercraft

Personal Watercraft

The department provides surface water rescue services throughout all of Dickinson County as well as to surrounding counties on an as needed basis.  The department currently utilizes four personal water craft with stokes baskets attached to provide ...
Medical

Medical

The department is currently certified by the State of Iowa at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate level and has volunteers certified from the First Responder level to the Paramedic Specialist level.  APOFD takes pride in its service based ...
Hazmat

Hazmat

The department provides operations level Hazardous Material response to small and medium incidents.  We work closely with other departments in the county as well as Dickinson County Emergency Management and the Sioux City Fire Department Hazardous ...
Dive

Dive

The UWSAR department has several open water divers that hold the Dive Rescue I certification.  Several team members also carry Dive Master, Ice Dive and other life safety certifications.  This team of highly skilled members trains monthly on various s...
Air Boat

Air Boat

In 2007, a fundraising campaign was kicked off to replace a homemade airboat that the department was using for ice rescue.  The boat was considered no longer safe to operate and was not patient friendly.  Funds were quickly raised thanks to the efforts o...
Fire Boat

Fire Boat

With approximately 45 miles of lakeshore and thousands of homes and businesses located along the shores of East and West Okoboji and the lower chain of lakes, there is a critical need for a fire/rescue boat.  The Lakes Area Fire and Rescue Boat is ...