The Fire Chief is responsible for leading the Spencer Fire Department in its day to day operations. The Spencer Fire Department is a combination department including 5 career members and multiple paid on-call members. The Fire Chief is responsible for administrative duties, scheduling, staffing, recruitment, training and responding to emergencies to support staff as needed. The Spencer Fire Department responds to all types of incidents including emergency medical calls, structure fires, vehicle accidents, water rescues, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues, and prides itself in public education.

Jesse is a 23 year veteran of the fire service. He started his career as a volunteer paramedic / firefighter in Iowa and just completed nearly 20 years as a firefighter for the city of Dubuque, Iowa. During his fire service career, he has held many different positions including, firefighter, paramedic, tactical medic, hazardous materials technician, field training officer, inspector, and Intercultural Competence Facilitator. Jesse and his wife Lisa are now happy to call Spencer their home.

Jesse Coulson

Fire Chief
101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301