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.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and for the safety of all our participants, this year's CRFD Memorial 5K Run/Walk has been cancelled.
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.