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AFD Patch

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

The Fire Department is responsible for issuing the following permits:

  • Annual Public Assembly (PA)
  • Exhibit and Trade Show
  • Fireworks
  • Fire Protection Systems (FPS)
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • High-piled Storage
  • Open Burning
  • Temporary Change of Use (TCOU)
  • Tents or Temporary Use
  • Dell Children's Medical Center: For a car seat inspection appointment, anyone can call the Dell Children's Medical Center's TOTS line at 512-324-8687.
  • Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program: Provides helpful information about child passenger safety and helps install car seats safely. Contact the program at 800-252-8255 for more information.

Children's Safety and Fire Education (SAFE)

Any parent or guardian who suspects their child may have a problem with fire should call the SAFE program coordinator at 512-854-4357.

Find a Fire Station

There are 49 stations located in the City of Austin. To find the nearest one, go to AFD Fire Station Map. To find the addresses, see this index of fire station addresses and pictures..

Fire Department Speakers Bureau

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.

Fire Safety House Appearance

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.

Fire Station Visit

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. 

Incident reports may be requested and will adhere to the following guidelines.

Locations change often. This list is current as of November 2012. Only batteries will be accepted at these locations.