JGMFD Operations consists of Fire Operations, EMS Operations, and Special Operations, and is led by Deputy Fire Chief Brynne Burrough.
JGMFD operates out of three stations with a staff of 11 personnel 24 hours a day with minimum staffing of 10 personnel. Each Shift (A, B, or C) works 48 hours on duty, 96 hours off duty, and has a full-time Captain and two Lieutenants assigned to manage the shift.
Each full-time Captain is administratively assigned either EMS, Training, or Logistics. In addition, three part-time Lieutenants assist in the management of the stations and our part-time firefighters.
For EMS, Extrication, or Rescue responses, the closest rescue engine (Station 37 or 39) and an ambulance from Station 38 are dispatched. For structure fire responses two engines, one ladder, and two ambulances respond from Johnston-Grimes stations along with mutual aid support with one engine, one ladder, and one ambulance for a total response of 19 personnel. A water rescue response is a collaboration between Johnston-Grimes and our mutual aid neighbors depending on whether the response is to Saylorville Lake (assistance from Ankeny, Granger, and Polk City) or the Des Moines River or Beaver Creek (assistance from Des Moines).