Fire Prevention & Life Safety

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Public Education

The Ankeny Fire Department strives to reduce fires and prevent injuries through education. 

Community Open Houses

  • Fire Prevention Week Open House (October)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Open House (May)

Fire Department Open Houses feature interactive activities for all ages, focusing on fire safety and prevention in the fall and safety and injury prevention. View city calendar for dates and details.

Fire Station Tours

We welcome tours of our Fire Station Headquarters and Fire Museum, located at Fire Station No. 1, 120 NW Ash Drive. Request to schedule a station tour.

Site Visits

The Ankeny  Fire Department will visit your classroom, preschool, business or community group. We can send a firefighter, engine and/or ambulance. Programs can be customized to present information on a variety of fire prevention and life safety topics. Request a site visit to your location.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The Ankeny Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training to businesses, educational institutions and community groups.

  • Training uses a Bullex fire extinguisher simulator
  • Training is divided into a classroom portion and outdoor portion where participants may extinguish a live fire in a controlled manner.
  • This program can be tailored to meet your group's needs.

Request to schedule a fire extinguisher training class.

Fire & Fall Prevention Programs

Request to schedule a customized fire safety and fall prevention program.

CPR Classes

The Ankeny Fire Department will schedule CPR classes as requested based on instructor availability. Fees for certification classes will apply. Request additional information about scheduling a CPR class.

Smoke Detector Programs

Smoke alarms save lives, but only if properly installed and functioning. View safety tips and learn how the Ankeny Fire Department can provide assistance.

Pluggies' Partners

Adopt a fire hydrant in your neighborhood! This program provides children with the opportunity to help firefighters, neighbors and the community.  Learn more and sign up.

Plan Reviews and Operational Permits

The Fire Department  is involved in the commercial development process to reviews plans for all new or updated commercial buildings in order to verify the compliance of fire alarms, fire suppression and other fire protections systems. Learn more and view fee schedule.


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With Smart911, you can provide 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency.

When you call 9-1-1, your Smart911 Safety Profile displays on the 9-1-1 screen and the 9-1-1 dispatcher can view your address, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles and emergency contacts. You can provide as much or as little information as you like.

Learn more and sign up for this life-saving program.


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Sign up to receive Polk County Emergency Management CodeRED emergency notifications for things like water safety alerts, missing children, evacuations notices, shelter in place warnings and more. Learn more and sign up now.