The Fire Department of the City of Jamestown, North Dakota, duly organized in the year 1884 and reorganized in the year 1919, has a primary purpose to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the city from the adverse effects of fire, explosion, and disaster, and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either persons or nature.

The fire department’s objectives are to provide fire control and suppression, fire inspection and prevention programs, centralized training, rescue and recovery, hazardous materials response, and civil defense by providing an emergency response system that will manage and provide mitigation of any such emergency.

The Fire Department provides the following services:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Water Rescue & Recovery
  • Fire Code Enforcement
  • Public Fire Education

Meet The Fire Chief

Jim A. Reuther has over 24 years of experience in the fire service and was appointed Fire Chief for the City of Jamestown Fire Department in July of 2008. Chief Reuther started with the Jamestown Fire Department in 1989 as a volunteer firefighter and in 1999 was hired as a full time firefighter, his responsibilities included Training Chief, Public Fire Education and Fire Investigation.

Professional associations include:

  • Member – North Dakota Fire Chief’s Association
  • Member – North Dakota Prevention Association
  • Member – North Dakota Chapter of the Association of Arson Investigations
  • Member – International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Member – National Fire Academy Alumni Association
  • Member – Local Emergency Planning Commission
  • Past President – Jamestown Fire Department Volunteers

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