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Riverdale Fire Department

Welcome to the online home of the Riverdale (Iowa) Fire Department.

Founded in 1960, the department is staffed 100% by dedicated volunteers. Training sessions are held every Monday evening from 6:30 to 10pm. You can reach the department (for non-emergency situations) at: 563-355-2211

About the Department

We’re honored and pleased to serve the residents of Riverdale and the thousands of students and employees who spend their days in our city. The department’s mission is to provide a safe environment so they can do the work they need to do and enjoy all the city of Riverdale has to offer.

You can learn more about the department on this site or, if you’re curious what we’ve been doing lately, come visit, like and follow the Riverdale Fire Department’s page on Facebook.


Freddy and a friend teach kids about fire safety.


As of June 19, 2018, department leadership is:

Chief – Floyd Bruns (07/1975)
1st. Asst. Chief – Chris Bernard (10/2004)
2nd Asst. Chief – Brian Ballard (05/2007)
Captain – George Miller (05/1998)
Captain – Randy Bowers (10/2007)
Lieutenant – Rodney Fink (03/1998)
Lieutenant – John Claussen (03/1993)
President – Phillip Bowers (02/2003)
Vice President – Adrian Castillo (01/2016)



The station is located at:

110 Manor Drive
Riverdale, Iowa 52722

The Riverdale Fire Department’s mailing address is:

PO Box 364
Bettendorf, IA 57222

RFD Firefighters train alongside other Scott County first responders (July 2018)

Latest News about the Riverdale Fire Department

Latest News

Water fighting in Riverdale

Water fighting in Riverdale

Saturday, June 13, the Riverdale Fire Department hosted a regional water fight competition in the parking lot at City Hall. This year’s fights were re-named in honor of fallen firefighter, Analiese Chapman.

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Riverdale mourns loss of firefighter Analiese Chapman

Riverdale mourns loss of firefighter Analiese Chapman

Riverdale firefighter, Analiese Chapman, passed away from complications related to Cystic Fibrosis on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The City will fly the Riverdale Fire Department flag at half-staff in her honor on Tuesday, February 4. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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City to repair RFD air compressor

City to repair RFD air compressor

The Riverdale City Council has agreed to fund repairs of the Riverdale Fire Department’s air compressor system as it begins the process of determining how to replace it over the next two years.

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It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

The Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Riverdale remind you to make sure you’re prepared to deal with the fire risks in your home and business. You’ll find more information on Fire Prevention Week inside.

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