Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page for more information.
  • Smart 911

    Sign up and create a Safety Profile for your household, providing information such as the names of family members, health conditions, medications, pets in the home, vehicle details and emergency contacts. All information is voluntary, and each household can determine what details are important to include.


    Fact Sheet

  • Smoke Alarm

    Smoke Alarms Save Lives

    Protect your family by ensuring you have smoke alarms installed and working properly. You can learn how in this brochure.


    Smoke Alarm Brochure

Community Education
Community Education
Public Education Programs

The Des Moines Fire department provides a series of fire education programs and services which include; smoke detector familiarization; fire prevention and school education programs; and business file prevention and health care facility in-service.

Fire Prevention Bureau
Fire sprinkler
Fire Prevention

Conducts commercial and fire safety inspections, issues certificate of occupancy and hazardous operations permits, testing of fire protection systems, installation and removal of underground and above ground storage tanks.

Emergency Medical Services
Ambulance and Medical Services

The nearly 300 dedicated men and women who provide basic and advanced pre-hospital care do so with compassion, dignity, and professionalism. We are the largest fire-based emergency medical service in the State of Iowa.