Fire Department

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Camp Courage

Due to the current Public Health Emergency these events have been postponed until further notice.

Topeka Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy

Due to the current Public Health Emergency these events have been postponed until further notice.

The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a 6 week course that is designed to introduce residents to the daily operations of the Topeka Fire Department.

Topics include:

  • EMS
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Fire Suppression
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Haz-Mat
  • Inspections
  • Investigations
  • Public Education
  • Technical Rescue


April 17th – May 15th


Applicants must be at least 18

Download your application

Alternatively, call 785-368-4000.

Fire Watch

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The Topeka Fire Department has been serving the residents of Topeka since 1870.

The Department’s mission is to “To save lives and protect property by providing excellence and leadership in fire, rescue, emergency medical response, fire prevention and public education.”

The Department is strategically located throughout the City of Topeka at 12 fire stations, an administration and training facility, and Fire Prevention have a total staff of fewer than 250. This includes a staff of eight that perform administrative, clerical and fleet functions. The remaining personnel are paid professional firefighters, of which 220 are State certified Emergency Medical Technicians trained to render aid in emergency situations; and Webster, an Accelerant Detection canine trained to detect ignitable liquids used to set and/or accelerate fires.

The Department is comprised of many organizational units and teams working together to help keep Topeka one of the safest communities in the Midwest to live and raise a family.

The Topeka Fire Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to public service. We encourage you and your family to visit any of our stations or contact us at (785) 368-4000 for more information.