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An Open Records Request is the preferred method, but you may also contact Fire Prevention at (325) 676-6434 to obtain a copy of a fire report. Please provide the date and location of the fire.
Fire Code requires fire permits for various operations and activities. Contact Fire Prevention at 325-676-6434 for information or visit the Fire Marshal's Office to view various permit guidelines and submitting.
Call 911 if you think there is a fire or other emergency.
To report trash burning, please dial 911.
Exit the premises immediately and call 911 from another location.
An Open Records Request is the preferred method to request an environmental survey. You may also submit an inquiry in writing to:
Abilene Fire DepartmentFire Prevention250 Grape StreetAbilene, Texas 79601
The Abilene Fire Department has a free smoke alarm program for homeowners who cannot afford them. If you do not have a working smoke alarm in your home, contact the Abilene Fire Department at 325-676-6434 Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. We will be happy to provide one. Download the Smoke Detector application (PDF)..
State law requires landlords to provide smoke alarms in all rental properties.
The Abilene Fire Department is under the direction of the Fire Chief, who is appointed by the City Manager, and consists of 2 branches: Emergency Services and Support Services. Our Department is also fortunate to have a Fire Chaplain who spends time not only with our personnel but also those in need of emergency incidents.
All patch requests will be reviewed and answered. Email your request to the Fire Department.
The Abilene Fire Code is under the 2021 International Fire Code with local amendments. Copies of local amendments are available from Fire Prevention at 325-676-6676. Visit the Abilene Code of Ordinances to review local codes and amendments.
The City of Abilene's Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating is 1 (1 being best and 10 being worst). In 1998, the Texas Department of Insurance began using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, the system used in all other states, which grades fire protection on the basis of a city's actual fire exposure and water flow necessary to control fires wherever they occur. The detailed reports of inspections are now carried out by ISO, a private organization, overseen by the Texas State Fire Marshal.
View more information on the rating system.