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The Fire Department is responsible for issuing several permits. For those related to special events, please visit

The Austin Fire Department uses the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) during the Fire Cadet Hiring Process.

The Candidate Physical Ability Test consists of eight separate events. The CPAT is a sequence of events requiring the candidate to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This test was developed to allow fire departments a means for obtaining pools of trainable candidates who are physically able to perform essential job tasks at fire scenes.

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

International Fire Code and Local Amendments

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.

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.

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.

Red Angels Program logoCreated in remembrance of fallen Fire Cadet Devon Coney, who passed away in the summer of 2018.