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Application Process

​The following information is needed to complete the underwriting of new applicants:

  1. ​The local agent completes an ACORD application with the applicant’s assistance, has it signed by the appropriate applicant representative and submits to us.
  2. At least five years of company generated loss runs (recently valued) must accompany the application.
  3. If the applicant is an entity other than a city or county, the document and or agreement creating the entity must also be included.
  4. Declaration page from current policy if available.
  5. Date quote is needed from us.
  6. We may request additional information depending on the applicant’s structure and loss history.

Seatbelt Policy

For the safety of all employees we require that members implement and enforce a mandatory seatbelt policy. The policy should require all employees operating or using equipment with a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) properly wear seat belts, on and off the road. IMWCA has customizable, model policies available for both firefighters and other employees​.​

Criteria for Volunteer Fire Departments

Volunteer fire departments must agree to comply with the following criteria to become members of IMWCA.

Must be implemented immediately:

1. Volunteers for prospective members must take a physical examination prior to appointment to the department.

Must be implemented within the first year of membership:

2. A written blood-borne pathogen exposure control plan.

3. Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Operations level training for a representative number of volunteers.

4. Confined space rescue training and written procedures in the event that the department performs a confined space rescue.

5. Written on-site rehabilitation procedures to monitor firefighters for heat exhaustion, frostbite, or other conditions incurred during firefighting or rescue operations.

6. A written respiratory protection plan requiring firefighters who wear respirators to meet OSHA-required standards, including a satisfactory spirometry test, if required by the reviewing physician.

Must be implemented within the first three years of membership:

7. All existing members must take a periodic physical examination to remain in the department.

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Contact Information

Phone: (800) 257-2708
Fax: (978) 367-2862
Administered by the Iowa League of Cities