Locations change often. This list is current as of November 2012. Only batteries will be accepted at these locations.
If you meet the security criteria (PDF), please send a copy of your Fire Department ID addressed to our Headquarters location. Only 1 patch per request please.
For those related to special events, please visit www.austintexas.gov/citystage.
The Fire Department is responsible for issuing the following permits:
Any parent or guardian who suspects their child may have a problem with fire should call the SAFE program coordinator at 512-854-4357.
AFD Firefighters are able to do presentations on fire safety, firefighting as a career, or any related topic at the request of the group through the AFD Speakers’ Bureau. A minimum group size of 25 is required. Please contact the Public Education Office at 974-0290 and allow for 2 weeks advance notice.
The Austin Fire Department helps with Hydrant Reporting, Testing, collects Flow Test Request Forms, and provides a list of private hydrant contractors.
Call the Austin Fire Marshal’s office in order to schedule a fire and life safety inspection service. Inspections include: New Construction, General Business, Residential, Single-Family, and Public Assembly inspections.
If available, the Austin Fire Department will send the Fire Safety House to schools and community events, upon request. A minimum attendance of at least 250 people is required. Please allow for at least 1 month’s advance notice.
AFD will accommodate visits to fire stations for small groups. No minimum number of visitors is required. Normal hours for station visits are 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 - 6 p.m. To arrange a tour, please contact the Public Education Office to schedule at least a week in advance.
The AFD Public Education Office has a Smoke Alarm Hotline that will provide a free smoke alarm to Austin families that cannot afford them. Seniors who are 60 or older may also qualify. Please call the Hotline at 974-0299. See more on smoke alarms.
If you or someone in your household is 60 or older and live in a house, you may qualify for a free fire safety inspection in your home and have a new smoke alarm installed free of charge by firefighters from AFD. Talk to the Public Education office at 974-0290
Fire Department approval is required to install a stationary Liquefied Petroleum gas (LP-Gas) aboveground or underground container or LP-Gas cylinder exchange cabinet at commercial businesses, multi-family housing, and one- and two- family dwellings.