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The Fire Department is responsible for issuing several types of permits. For permits related to special events, please visit the intake page of the Austin Center for Events (ACE) at www.austintexas.gov/citystage.

Fitness Information

Candidates should continue to prepare for the physical components of the hiring process. Specifically, you must be able to complete both the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and the Medical Exam Treadmill Test to continue in the process.  The treadmill test is a measure of aerobic fitness that is the equal to 12 metabolic equivalents (METS).  Information on these tests is listed below for use in your fitness training:

Fire safety is of critical importance; fires can strike anywhere at any time. Follow these fire safety tips to ensure that your home and family remain safe, and that you have a quick method of escape from a dangerous fire situation

The City of Austin has current adoptions of the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code and the 2012 edition of the International Building Code, which are copyrighted works owned by the International Code Council Inc.

The Austin Fire Department helps with Hydrant Reporting, Testing, collects Flow Test Request Forms, and provides a list of private hydrant contractors.

The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and life safety inspection services for the City of Austin.

The Austin Fire Department is an active member of the Travis County LEPC. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) carries out those responsibilities required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 ("EPCRA") and related regulations.

Nearly 4,000 Americans die every year in residential fires. Smoke alarms can provide your family with crucial early warning time to get out of the house quickly before toxic fumes accumulate to lethal levels. A working smoke alarm can double your chance of surviving a fire in the home.