Community Event Participation Request

The Topeka Fire Department is dedicated to working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention and community involvement with a dedication to purpose. We are honored to participate in community and neighborhood association events, block parties and similar public gatherings to meet our neighbors and talk about fire prevention and education.

We are unable to send personnel to private events such as birthday parties.

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Participation Guidelines

All requests must be made at least 3 weeks in advance to help balance community requests with emergency responses, training, and other firefighter responsibilities. Please understand that if the request is sooner than three weeks from the event date, we are unable to participate in the event.

While firefighters enjoy participating in community events, our first priority is providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to those who live, work and visit the City of Topeka. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to firefighter training and other scheduling conflicts.

If a fire crew attends an event, they will typically remain “in service” and stage the apparatus somewhere that allows them to leave quickly if they are dispatched to an emergency.

Fire crew visits at community events are typically scheduled for 1-2 hours, with the understanding that responding to an emergency may cause the crew to be late to the event, leave abruptly, or in some cases, not show up at all.

After we receive the completed online form, we will send an email within one week acknowledging the request is being reviewed. We aim to confirm the visit within one week of the requested event date.

Send a Participation Request

Please send community participation requests to