Fire Prevention


Spreading the important message about fire prevention and life safety to the people of Waco falls into the hands of Waco Fire Department’s Public Education Office, a branch of the Fire Marshal’s Office.

The “Pub Ed” Office develops and implements programs that teach children and adults about fire prevention and life safety.

Our staff schedules special appearances by Waco Fire Department personnel and vehicles, as well as fire station tours, smoke alarm installations and other services.

The Public Education Office can be reached at: (254) 750-1740.

Areas of Prevention Education

City of Waco Fireworks Ordinance

The City of Waco Fire Department wants everyone to have a safe Independence Day free of fires by enjoying the fireworks display at the Fourth on the Brazos celebration at Indian Spring Park.

It is a violation of City ordinances to possess, use, manufacture, sell, give away, transport or discharge fireworks within the city limits of Waco or within 5,000 feet of the city limits without a permit from the fire marshal. The ordinance also prohibits the possession of fireworks by a minor.

The only fireworks allowed in the city limits without a permit are “snakes,” smoke bombs, “snap and pops,” sparklers and champagne poppers. Fireworks sold by retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, etc., are allowed. Fireworks purchased at stands outside the city limits (except for items listed above) are illegal to use or own.

Please note: If you choose to use fireworks outside Waco city limits, please use them safely. Click here to link to important safety information.

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