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.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department has CANCELLED the Adult Resource Expo that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 713 1st Avenue SE. The Expo is being CANCELLED for the safety of our visitors and staff to reduce the risk of exposure to illness.
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.