Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department offers firefighting, emergency medical services, and fire prevention to over 130,000 citizens. The fire department has prevention programs, special operations, and hazardous materials teams to meet the growing needs of the community. We strive to make our city a safer place to live, work, and visit.
The mission of the Cedar Rapids Fire Department is to mitigate threats to the health and property of our community through emergency response, quality education and prevention programs.
Working together to make Cedar Rapids a safer community.
- Respect: Through demonstration by recognizing honesty, fairness, loyalty, and dignity of others.
- Leadership: Leadership is everyone’s responsibility.
- Teamwork: A cooperative effort through communication and vision to achieve our common goal.
- Service: An excellent, specialized, and progressive benefit.
Are you interested in becoming a Cedar Rapids Firefighter? Applications will be accepted from November 30th through December 31st, 2020. See the Employment page for more information.
Burn Ban - there is currently a burn ban in effect until further notice for extremely dry conditions since the August 10 derecho. More information is on the STORM DAMAGE RESPONSE page.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic the Citizen's Fire Academy has been cancelled for this year. The tentative date for the Academy will be June 2021.
The Cedar Rapids 2020-2021 Urban Deer Hunt will be held from September 12, 2020 through January 10, 2021. Only hunters from the 2019-2020 urban deer hunt are eligible to participate in the 2020-2021 hunt. Please see the Urban Deer Hunt page for more information.
The State Fire Marshal Division has provided a document intended to provide guidance on estimating occupant capacity for businesses allowed to serve the public at a reduced capacity. See the link below for those guidelines.
Business Capacity Calculations
The 2019 Cedar Rapids Fire Department Annual Report is available. This provides an overview of activities during the calendar year.
Would you like to receive basic training in bleeding control principles so you are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over the care of an injured person? Please see our Stop the Bleed page for more information.
The Fire Department offers monthly safety presentations for older adults and families. It's a community-based program called "Safety Scoop." Please join us for interesting topics each month.