Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department
The 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.
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 is currently finalizing its five-year strategic plan to guide the future of the department. As a part of the process, the Fire Department is conducting a survey which seeks input from citizens, businesses, and industries regarding the community’s expectations of the department. We appreciate your feedback.
Congratulations to the Fire Prevention Poster contest winners from local elementary schools!
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.
The 2017-2018 Urban Deer Hunt will be held from Saturday, September 16, 2017 through January 10, 2018. Bow hunter orientation sessions and application information is available.
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.