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The burn ban in Cedar Rapids that has been in effect since August 17, 2020, has been rescinded. Please see information on recreational fire safety and regulations in the Cedar Rapids Fire Department Recreational Fire brochure or on the Recreational Fire page.
The application period for the position of Cedar Rapids Firefighter is now closed. Please check back at a later date for updates.
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 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
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. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and our offices closed to the public, we will not be offering monthly safety presentations at this time. Updates will be posted as they become available.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department welcomes your feedback about our agency and our services. Please select "Fire" from the Division drop-down menu.
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