Elma, Iowa

Emergency Services

Emergency Services


FIRE PROTECTION:  The Elma area is served by the Elma Fire & Rescue Organization, Inc.  This volunteer force of men & women is based at 107 Orchard Street in Elma (across the street southwest of the water tower).  Besides the expected fire protection services including business or structure fires automobile accidents, and controlled burns, Elma Fire & Rescue aids the community by conducting emergency pre-planning with area businesses and helping with area traffic control for events.  Additionally, they host the kid's water ball challenge at Elma Trail Days festivities, host the annual kid's Halloween Costume Party and hold an annual Halloween Masquerade Dance fundraiser.  Contact Elma Fire & Rescue for non-emergency matters through the Elma City Clerk's office at 641-393-2543 or phone Scott at 641-330-9044.  You may also e-mail them at firefightersofelma@gmail.com

Current Elma Fire Chief is Scott O'Brien, with Assistant Chiefs Jeff Biwer and Tony Lentz, Captains Jason Gardner & Dennis O'Brien, Secretary/Treasurer Lyndsey Sobolik and Training Officer Kevin O'Brien.  For events, photos, videos & posts about this organization go to: Elma Fire & Rescue Facebook Page


AMBULANCE:  The Elma area is served by the Cresco Ambulance Service via Regional Services of Howard County (phone 563-547-2101),  New Hampton Rescue Squad (phone 641-394-5596)  and the Riceville Ambulance Service.  IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911 TO REQUEST ANY AMBULANCE.


POLICE/SHERIFF:  The Elma area is served by the Howard County Sheriff's.  For non-emergency matters, contact them at 563-547-3535.  EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

At the County level, you can find more emergency service information at :Howard CountyEmergency Services


Statewide Road/Weather Information:                                          within Iowa, call 511    outside of Iowa, call 1-800-288-1047

FBI (Omaha, Nebraska office)                                                           1-402-493-8688

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting:                                                       1-800-362-2178

Iowa Domestic/Sexual Abuse Hot Line:                                         1-800-284-7821

Iowa One Call 9before you dig or drill):                                           1-800-292-8989

Iowa State Patrol (Mason City Office):                                            1-641-424-3625

Poison Control Information Center:                                                 1-800-222-1222

Suicide Prevention Hot Line:                                                              1-800-332-4224