Community Outreach

Citizen Fire Academy imageCitizens Fire Academy

The City of New Braunfels is accepting applications for the 2021 Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy provides an in-depth look at the New Braunfels Fire Department. Topics covered include Fire Inspections, Fire Prevention, Operations, EMS, Active Shooter Training, Water Rescue, and more.

If you are interested in participating:
1. Download, complete, and notarize the following release forms:
Release of Liability
Release of Information

2. Complete the online application here - you will be able to upload the completed above forms.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 23, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at 

Applications will be available in Spring of 2022 - Form for interest.

Puppet Show

Community Fire & Life Training

The New Braunfels Fire Department presents life safety programs in the community each year. We can tailor a program to fit your needs and/or the audience.

Our programs include: Puppet Shows, Fire Station Visits, Clown Shows, etc.

To find out more, please contact:

Fire Trucks

Fire Extinguisher Training

Portable fire extinguishers are required in many locations including businesses, schools, hotels and motels, and just about any public assembly. Proper use of a portable fire extinguisher can put out a small fire or control it until the fire department arrives. Do you know how to use one? While the operation of most portable fire extinguishers is simple, hands-on training is the best way to ensure timely and efficient operation in an emergency.

The New Braunfels Fire Department provides fire extinguisher training to businesses, schools, civic associations, etc. The training includes a classroom presentation followed by hands-on training demonstration with proper techniques from an NBFD instructor. 

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Senior Fall Prevention and Safety

Retirement centers and organizations serving seniors are encouraged to schedule these programs that are geared for citizens who are at high risk of injuries as a result of fire or falls.

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Smoke DetectorSmoke Detector Program

Because the New Braunfels Fire Department is committed to life safety, we provide and install smoke alarms free of charge to any senior citizen's home (single-family dwellings) within our fire jurisdiction. 

There are three main ways that we provide and install free smoke alarms:

  • Individual requests: any senior citizen living within the City of New Braunfels Fire Department’s fire jurisdiction may request this service. Requestors must own their own home, as apartments and duplexes are exempt from this service. 
  • Smoke alarms should be replaced after 10 years of service, whether hard-wired, battery-operated, or hard-wired with a battery backup. “Be safe, replace". The City of New Braunfels Fire Department will replace consumer purchased detectors at no charge.
  • Waiver of Liability

Form Link - Sign Up for a Smoke Detector Check ( 830-221-4206

Fire MuseumNew Braunfels Fire Museum

To arrange a tour of the museum, please contact Fire Administration at (830) 221-4200


The New Braunfels Fire Department Museum would proudly accept or display any old New Braunfels Fire Department photos, uniform items, or equipment that you may have in your possession. Please call 830-221-4200 if you would like to contribute.