Fire Marketing-25 rs webThe Ankeny Fire Department is a professional emergency services department that employs both career and paid-on-call (POC) personnel. We respond to all types of emergencies including building fires, medical emergencies, auto vehicle extrications, and many other types of incidents. Successful candidates for employment will exhibit excellent physical fitness, great communication skills, and a commitment to serving the City of Ankeny and surrounding areas.

The fire department reviews new applications for both full time and paid on call employees on an ongoing basis. View current openings and job postings.


Part-time, POC

  • 18 years of age or older, valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or GED 

Full-time (in addition to those listed above)

  • Firefighter 1
  • EMT or Paramedic
  • Hazardous Materials Operations 

Why Ankeny Fire?

  • competitive pay
  • excellent benefits
  • growing community
  • advancement opportunities

Don't take our word for it... hear directly from current Ankeny Fire Department employees:

“I enjoy my career at the Ankeny Fire Department because of the family oriented crew and supportive community.” 

- John Guzman, Firefighter/Paramedic

"I have been with the Ankeny Fire Department for 20 years, and still absolutely love my job.  The Department gets busier with calls every year, as Ankeny grows. I really like that the Department places a high value on education and community involvement, as well as opportunities for personal growth and advancement.  The personnel are competent, caring and professional. This Department is a second family." 

- Karen Peters, Public Education Coordinator/Firefighter/Paramedic


"What I enjoy most about my career with the Ankeny FD is the feeling of accomplishment after every shift and the opportunity to overcome different challenges through our department training and responding to 9-1-1 calls."

- Taylor Brainard, Firefighter/Paramedic