The Department The JGMFD was consolidated in 2016 by a formal agreement between the cities of Johnston and Grimes. The department proudly serves over 30 square miles including Grimes, Johnston, Camp Dodge, and unincorporated areas of both Dallas and Polk County.
The department responds to over 3,000 calls for service annually.
The Team The fire department is currently staffed by one full-time Fire Chief, two full-time Deputy Chiefs, one full-time Fire Marshal, one full-time Deputy Fire Marshal, three full-time Captains, three full-time lieutenants, 25 full-time firefighters, and 25 part-time officers and firefighters.
The fire department serves the communities with three fire stations. Station 37 is located at 200 South James Street in Grimes, Station 38 is located at 10225 NW 62nd Ave. in Johnston, and Station 39 is located at 6373 Merle Hay Road in Johnston. All three stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The mission of the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (JGMFD) is to preserve life and property for our citizens through prompt and efficient services.
The vision of JGMFD is to become a model of organizational consolidation for our peers on how to effectively and efficiently provide outstanding fire and emergency medical services to our communities. In support of that vision, JGMFD will continue to expand services to meet the needs of our communities; move towards industry best practices; employ research-based training and operations; and utilize data-driven decision making.
Statement of Core Values We, the members of the Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department are committed to the following values in our interactions with coworkers and the community:
Unity: We will always work together to accomplish our mission Integrity: We will hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards Compassion: We will show concern, respect, and empathy to all Selflessness: We will put the needs of others above our own Preparedness: We will maintain a high level of readiness through training, planning, and discipline