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Get a Fire Report

You my pick up report at Central Fire Station during office hours of 8-5 or request a report by calling 972-875-1234, Ext. 2240.

Email the request to this address.

The first report to the owner is free. A $2.00 fee applies to all other request.

Schedule a station tour?

The Ennis Fire Department is pleased to offer free tours of our fire stations to the public.  

Tours are conducted Monday through Saturday by appointment only.

Please complete the information on this FD Station Tour form and return via email, or fax to 972-875-4615.  

Please book your tour at least 10 days in advance for scheduling purposes when planning your station tour requests date.  You will be contacted upon receipt of the request to finalize arrangements.  

If you have questions, please call 972-875-1234, Ext. 2240.

Request Fire Extinguisher Training

The Ennis Fire Department will provide information on different classes of extinguishers and different classes of fire.  Fire department personnel will instruct students how to properly use a fire extinguisher. 

Your company is responsible for providing the following:

  • Your own extinguishers ( you stated you have demo)
  • If you are to have a live burn, provide a large metal container and fuel (diesel)
  • Clean up after extinguisher has discharged.

Demonstrations/ and training may be interrupted or cancelled as we are always subject to emergency response.

To schedule your training, please complete this form and email to llaza@ennistx.gov or fax to 972-875-4615.

Obtain a Burn Permit

Please complete the information on this Outdoor Burn Permit and return via email, or fax to 972-875-4615.  

Burn Permits are to allow the outdoor burning of brush piles resulting from land clearing operations.  Request are made through the Fire Marshal’s Office.  The fire marshal will come to the property to inspect the burn project.  Upon his approval a burn permit will be issued at a fee of $25.00.  

Burn Permit Rules

  1. A copy of this permit shall remain on site at all times during the burn.
  2. Burning shall be commenced and conducted only when wind direction and other meteorological conditions are such that smoke and other pollutants will not cause adverse effects to any public road, landing strip, navigable water, or off-site structure containing sensitive receptors
  3. If at any time the burning causes, or may tend to cause, smoke to blow onto or across a road or highway, it is the responsibility of the person initiating the burn to post flag-persons on the affected roads and then make the necessary corrections to prevent the occurrence, which may include extinguishment of the burn.
  4. Burning must be conducted downwind of or at least 300 feet from any structure.
  5. Burning shall be conducted only between the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM unless waived by the fire official having jurisdiction.
  6. Burning shall be conducted only on the days of Monday through Friday. No burning on holidays.
  7. Pile size will be limited to 10 feet in circumference and 6 feet in height, unless waived by AHJ.
  8. Burning shall only commence when the surface wind speed is predicted to be between 6 and 15 MPH.
  9. Burning shall not be conducted during periods of actual or predicted persistent low level atmospheric temperature inversions.
  10. Burning shall not commence until notification is made to the fire official or their designated representative at 972-875-3473.  Decisions regarding the allowance of the burn on the day desired will be made by the fire official or their designated representative and shall be final.
  11. The burning operation shall be constantly attended by an adult.
  12. A form of fire suppression must be located on the property where the burning is conducted.
  13. THIS PERMIT EXPIRES 30 DAYS FROM ISSUANCE

If you have questions, please call 972-875-1234, Ext. 2240.

Schedule a Fire Prevention Program

The Ennis Fire Department is always happy to assist the community with Fire Prevention programs for schools, churches or civic organizations. 

We have dedicated October as Fire Prevention Month. The Department goes to local schools throughout the City of Ennis to educate the children on various issues. The members put on a demonstration with a firefighter, dressed as they would be on a fire scene, to show the children how important it is to not be afraid of a firefighter. The children are able to see what the firefighter would look like and how they would sound in the event of an actual emergency. This program teaches children to keep low to the floor and not to panic if a fire would break out in a residence or a structure. The children are taught how important it is to have a meeting place outside their residence for their family if a fire would break out, as well as safety with lighters and matches. Upon completion of the discussions and demonstrations, the children are taken for a tour of one of fire apparatus.

Also partnered with our department are many businesses and individuals who sponsor monetary donations to be able to provide safety education material for all the children, kindergarten thru 5th grade.  These materials have been designed exclusively by the National Fire Safety Council, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.  This vital program will assist us in teaching children fire safety and burn prevention.  We strongly believe that by making children AWARE, we can prevent tragic fire loss, even death.

If you would like a fire prevention program, please complete the Fire Prevention Program Request Form and email it to us, or fax to 972-875-4615.  If you need additional information, please call Lisa Laza at 972-875-1234, Ext. 2240.

Request a Fire Truck

The Ennis Fire Department is pleased to be able to provide an engine/apparatus for special events, school show and tell, community programs, etc.

Engine request may be accommodated Monday through Saturday, 9:00am until 4:30pm excluding holidays and contingent upon availability.

PLEASE NOTE:  ENGINES REMAIN ON-CALL AND MAY NEED TO LEAVE OR COULD BE PREVENTED FROM ATTENDING A SCHEDULED EVENT, DUE TO AN EMERGENCY.

Please complete the Fire Apparatus Request Form and return via email, or fax to 972-875-4516.  Please 10 business days notice for scheduling purposes when planning your requests.  You will be contacted upon receipt of this request to finalize arrangements.  If you have questions, please call 972-875-1234, Ext. 2240.

** Special Events do not include birthday parties

Car Seat Safety Check

If you need assistance installing your child's safety seat, the Ennis Fire Department wants to help!

Personnel will be happy to see that your seat is properly installed.  You may visit the fire station at 206 S. Dallas St. or 901 Martin Luther King and a firefighter/emt will assist you in correctly installing your child safety seat.

For guidelines on Child Safety Seats visit the http://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/public_information/carseat.htm website

Carseat Safety - James Colunga