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Fire Department

Volunteer Fire Department

The Roland Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1912. Currently, there are 17 volunteer firefighters on the roster.

The Roland Volunteer Fire Department’s coverage area is:

  • Southern part of Scott Township
  • All but the Western part of Howard Township
  • Northern part of Milford Township

Anyone interested in joining the Roland Fire Department or having any questions concerning the Roland Fire Department should contact Fire Chief Jeff Larson at rolandfd@hotmail.com


Roland was established as the first response team in the state of Iowa in the fall of 1976. The response team is designated as EMT-B level responder and is dispatched by the Story County Sheriff’s Office.

There are currently 11 members of the Roland Response Team. All members are certified at the EMT-B level or higher. Shifts run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Anyone interested in joining the Roland Response Team or having any questions about the Roland Response Team should contact Jeff Larson at rolandresponse@hotmail.com