The West Des Moines Fire Department offers variety of fire protection, suppression, rescue and emergency medical services for the protection of life and property. The department has more than five fire stations and is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. The West Des Moines Fire Department has a training division that conducts fire safety training sessions for its employees. The department maintains a fleet of more than 20 apparatus, including trucks, engines, sport utility vehicles, rescue units and tankers. The West Des Moines Fire Department additionally operates a citizens fire academy that conducts in fire safety, investigation and prevention and firefighting tactics.