About The EMS Division
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care possible to the citizens of Ankeny and its visitors. The Ankeny Fire Department’s EMS Division provides Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) service to the City of Ankeny and northern Polk County. The EMS Division also provides ALS and transport services for the towns of Alleman and Elkhart. Full time and paid per call personnel provide Paramedic coverage for our responses. The Ankeny Fire Department has three ambulances that respond out two stations. In 2011, this division responded to over 2,000 calls for service.
Alan Heberer, DO, FACP has been the medical director for the department for over 20 years. He is a full-time Emergency Room Physician at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
Three ambulances are available to respond to calls for service. Two first-out fire engines equipped at the paramedic level are available to respond to multiple emergencies.
Ambulance billing occurs for patient transports and responses where care is provided on scene but the patient refuses transportation to the hospital. If you have questions regarding your ambulance bill, please feel free to contact our billing department, during regular office hours at 515-965-6475.
EMT and Paramedic Student: Precepted Infield Opportunities
Students who are currently enrolled in an approved EMS training program are encouraged to discuss completing their precepted infield requirements at our department with their course coordinator. For additional information, please refer to our Student Ride Along Brochure.