The Council Bluffs Fire Department (CBFD) provides a full range of life safety protection for the 60,000 plus residents who live in Iowa's eighth-largest city. The CBFD's 108 career personnel, including firefighters and paramedic-trained personnel, give emphasis to all aspects of life safety. This includes fire prevention, fire fighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service.
Professionally trained staff is on duty at all times at five neighborhood fire stations strategically located across the department's 40-square-mile jurisdiction.
In 2015, CBFD responded more than 8,000 times to aid their neighbors, overcoming a multitude of challenges to fulfill their pledge:
"To protect the lives and property of the citizens of Council Bluffs from fire and other emergencies."