The Belle Plaine Fire Department has been serving the City of Belle Plaine and surrounding townships since 1894. The department has a rich history of public service. The current roster is made up of 30 members, nearly half of whom are certified First Responders, who dedicate their time to make the community a safe place for all. The members are all on call and respond in the event of an  emergency from home or work. The response time averages three to five minutes to all properties within the City limits.