Community Programs

Discover our Community Education & Safety Programs

Farmers Branch offers a number of programs to help teach the community about fire and life safety, and encourages residents and workplaces to make use of these opportunities.

For more information regarding fire and life safety programs below, call 972.919.2640.

Citizen Fire Academy

The Citizen Fire Academy is a 9-week program (Thursday evenings), held once a year, that offers those who live, work or go to school in the City of Farmers Branch a great opportunity to learn more about the Fire Department. Our next class begins in March 2020. Enrollment is limited and applications are processed in the order they are received.  Apply for 2020

Daycare / Preschool Lessons
  • Matches are Tools for Adults, Not Toys for Kids
  • Smoke Alarms - What to Do When it Sounds
  • Get Out and Stay Out / Two Ways Out
  • Crawl Low Under Smoke
  • Firefighters Are Your Friends / Visit from an engine crew

Elementary School Fire & Life Safety Lessons

Age-specific programs are provided at all elementary schools in Farmers Branch. Each grade is taught a different fire prevention and life safety lesson.

Fired Up for Literature

The fourth-grade student, that reads the most minutes from each of the five public schools in Farmers Branch is rewarded with a ride to school on a fire truck.

Station Tours

Adults and children will see how the firefighters live through the "Firefighters Are Your Friends" program.

Teen Fire Academy

The Teen Fire Academy is an interactive, five-day course that teaches teens life-saving skills and educates them about what it takes to have a career in the fire service. The Academy is typically held in June at Fire Admin / Station Number 3 (13333 Hutton). Registration is limited to 12 teens. To register your teen (ages 13 -17), contact the Farmers Branch Recreation Center at 972.247.4607.

Special Request Classes, Programs, and Events

The Fire Department tries to accommodate requests for special fire prevention classes, programs, and attendance at educational events (such as health and safety fairs) within the City. Please call for availability.

Blood Pressure Checks

All fire stations offer free blood pressure checks (based on available staff at the time of visit).

Fire Extinguisher Training

This course includes classroom and/or hands-on training in the safe use and inspection of fire extinguishers. This class is available to businesses or special groups in Farmers Branch. A minimum of five people is required. The business or group must provide the fire extinguishers.

Fire Warden Training

Fire Inspectors provide workplace fire safety and evacuation training to fire wardens and office building occupants. Please call for availability.