About the Department
The Bettendorf Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services Department serves a population of more than 39,000 people spread over an area of 33 square miles. The Department services the City of Bettendorf, City of Panorama Park and 1/3 of Scott County Benefited Fire District #1. The Bettendorf Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services Department's ISO rating is a 3/3Y.
The fire department is a combination department comprised a full-time Fire Chief, a full-time Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal, thirty (30) full-time Firefighters, and a varying number volunteer Firefighters. It is one of the largest combination departments, in one of the largest cities served by volunteers in the state.
The Bettendorf Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services Department has the ability to call additional personnel and equipment from all fire departments in Scott County and most fire departments in Rock Island County through the use of mutual-aid agreements with these departments.
In 2020, the Bettendorf Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services Department responded to 3,987 alarms covering the entire spectrum of fire service responsibilities; including fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, hazardous materials, as well as calls for public assistance. The Department is active in fire prevention, fire and building code enforcement, building inspections, juvenile firesetters program, and public education programs.
The Department's apparatus is comprised of:
- 4 Engine Companies
- 1 Truck Company
- 1 Heavy Rescue/Technical Rescue Vehicle
- 1 Hazardous Materials Response Vehicle
- 1 Light Rescue/Water Rescue Response Vehicle
- 1 Tanker / Water Tender
- 5 Administrative Vehicles
- 1 River Rescue Boat
- 2 Swiftwater Rescue Boats
The Bettendorf Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services Department currently staffs 3 fire stations full time. Station 1 (State Street Station) located at 1609 State St and Station 2 (Spruce Hills Station) located at 1933 Spruce Hills Dr are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a minimum of 1 Company Officer and 2 Firefighters. Station 4 (Surrey Heights Station) located at 5002 Crow Creek Rd is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with 2 firefighter and supplemented with volunteer firefighters when available. Station 3 (Pleasant Valley Station) is located at 24495 Valley Dr and is used for department storage and is a sub-station for Scott County Sheriff's Office.
The fire fighting team of the City of Bettendorf maintains the highest levels of professionalism through a program that provides in-house training in both basic and advanced skills in fire-fighting, emergency medicine, and rescue to all members of the Department. Specialized training is provided to all members, as it becomes available, through the use of services provided by training programs and institutions nationwide.