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The Mason City Fire Department provides ALS ambulance service to Mason City, and most of Cerro Gordo County and Worth County and has multiple mutual aid or tier agreements with other communities. MCFD operates with three battalions consisting of 14 members that are cross-trained as certified EMTs or Paramedics.


Deputy Chief-EMS, Carl Ginapp oversees ambulance services including the extensive training required to maintain the Department's and firefighters' certification levels. Dr. Matthew Schiller is the Department's Medical Director  and oversees the standards of service and training and medical protocols which must be approved and implemented to high quality standards as advocated by Dr. Schiller.

As a medical service provider, the Mason City Fire Department is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All records related to ambulance services are now protected electronically.  Anyone with questions regarding Mason City Fire Department's Privacy Practices should feel free to call the Deputy Chief - EMS Carl Ginapp at 1.641.421.3640

Carl Ginapp

Deputy Chief-EMS
Mason City Fire Department
350 5th St SW
Mason City, IA 50401
T: 1.641.421.3640
F: 1.641.421.2710

E:  cginapp@masoncity.net

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