Recreational fire pits in approved enclosures on private property are generally allowed as long as the fire is for the purpose of pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes and you are not burning yard waste and refuse. Learn how you can obtain a permit
- Burn Injury Prevention
In the United States, over 2.5 million burn and scald injuries are reported each year. Approximately 85% of these burn cases are children, the elderly and the physically disabled. Learn how you can prevent them.
- Chimney Safety
Learn how you can reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
- Fire Inspection Checklist (PDF)
Give kids this Fire Inspection Checklist so they can make sure their home is safe in case of a fire!
- Fire Prevention Week
Held annually each October, Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The Ankeny Fire Department shares information with schools and families to help raise awareness of fire safety.
- Fireplace Maintenance and Safety Inspection
Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently.
- Fireworks Displays
In general, fireworks are not allowed within the Ankeny City Limits any more than they are allowed anywhere in the State of Iowa. However, a permit may be obtained for special events and organized displays from the Fire Marshal. Learn more about fireworks displays here.
- Flood Safety & Preparation
Learn what you can do to stay safe in flood-susceptible areas.
- Holiday Safety
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage. Learn what you can do to prevent them.
- Home Escape Planning
Planning is the key to a fast and safe exit from a fire. Do it today, don't wait until a fire occurs.
- Recognizing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States today. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of a stroke or heart attack can truly make the difference between life and death.
- Returning to Normal
Learn more about the services the Ankeny Fire Department provides after a fire to help your home or business return to normal.
- Safe Home Improvement Projects
Before starting a home improvement project, read these safety tips to anticipate potentail hazards and correct them before an accident can occur.
- Safety Reminders for the Fall and Winter Heating Season
The key to safe heating appliances is proper maintenance. Learn what to look for in your heating appliances to help prevent fires.
- Severe Weather Awareness
Do you know what to do during a tornado, flash flood or when lightning is present?
- Smoke Detectors
Get the facts about smoke detectors and how best to install them in your home!
Last updated: 10/10/2012 1:55:57 PM