Fire Prevention

Public Education

The Ankeny Fire Department strives to reduce fires and prevent injuries through education.

Community Open Houses

  • Fire Prevention Week Open House (October)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Open House (May)

Fire Department Open Houses feature interactive activities for all ages, focusing on fire safety and prevention in the fall and safety and injury prevention.

Fire Station Tours

We welcome tours of our Fire Station Headquarters and Fire Museum, located at Fire Station Number 1, 120 NW Ash Drive. Email to schedule a station tour.

Site Visits

The Ankeny Fire Department will visit your classroom, preschool, business, or community group. We can send a firefighter, an engine, and / or an ambulance. Programs can be customized to present information on a variety of fire prevention and life safety topics. Email to request a site visit to your location.

The Ankeny Fire Department does not participate in drive-by birthday celebrations.

Fire Extinguisher Training

The Ankeny Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training to businesses, educational institutions, and community groups.

  • Training uses a Bullex fire extinguisher simulator
  • Training is divided into a classroom portion and an outdoor portion where participants may extinguish a live fire in a controlled manner.
  • This program can be tailored to meet your group's needs

Email to schedule a fire extinguisher training class.

Fire & Fall Prevention Programs

Email to schedule a customized fire safety and fall prevention program.


Division Chief - Fire Marshal

Adam Vander Leest

Public Education Coordinator

Karen Peters