Contact Information
Cedar Rapids Fire Department
713 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Phone: 319-286-5200

Fire Marshal's Office
713 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Phone: 319-286-5166

Department Contacts

Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department

Firefighters battle a house fireThe Cedar Rapids Fire Department offers firefighting, emergency medical services, and fire prevention to over 128,000 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.

Meet Fire Chief Mark English


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.  


2017-2018 Cedar Rapids Urban Deer Hunt  

Check out the 2016 Fire Department Annual Report - this is a comprehensive report of fire department activities, including fire operations, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, public education, fire prevention, and more.

Fireworks Information - The City Council passed a resolution that allowed a state fireworks law to go into effect whereas licensed retailers and community groups will be allowed to sell the fireworks out of permanent structures to adults between June 1 and July 8, and again between Dec. 10 and Jan. 3.   They will be allowed to sell from temporary structures, such as tents, from June 13 to July 8. 

Consumer fireworks can be set off from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 1 to July 8 and again on Dec. 10 to Jan. 3 each year.  The legislation also allows expanded hours for the discharge of fireworks between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. July 4 and the Saturday and Sunday before and after it; between 9 a.m. Dec. 31 and 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1; and between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday before and after Dec. 31.

The last day for fireworks is July 8th -  besides being the last legal day for fireworks in Cedar Rapids for this current fireworks period, it is important to be respectful of your neighbors, veterans with stress disorders, and pets at all times.

Fireworks must be discharged from real property, which means that they must be discharged from a property that a person owns or has the permission of the owner.  Fireworks are not allowed in parks or other publicly owned locations without a permit from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.  An individual must be 18 years of age to purchase fireworks.

Specific questions about fireworks sales should be directed to the Fire Marshal's Office at 319-286-5166.

Iowa Fireworks Bill

Registration begins April 1st for two exciting summer camp opportunities, including the Fire & Life Safety Summer Camp and the Heroes' Safety Camp.  

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