Community Services

The NLRFD is a true community partner, offering many ways for the public to learn about fire safety and injury prevention.

Funding for our community services relies on grants and community support. If you would like to donate to one of our great programs, please contact NLRFD Central Office at 501-340-5377.


Often imitated, but never duplicated, NLRFD’s Annual Fire Fest celebrates National Fire Prevention Week with kids’ activities, an obstacle course, truck displays, free health screenings, food and fun.

Fire Fest is held during National Fire Prevention Week (In October annually at McCain Mall). National Fire Prevention Week is the longest-running public health and safety observance on record. It was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres.


The North Little Rock Fire Department offers fire safety presentations to local churches, schools, businesses and groups within the city. We provide fire extinguisher training, evacuation planning, fire drill preparation and age appropriate fire safety education. The NLR Fire Department also provides fire truck tours, and station tours.
Please contact our office at 501-340-5370 or email us at to schedule a program or event.


NLRFD is the proud owner of Arkansas’ first pink fire truck in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. The Pink Truck can be found greeting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participants to North Little Rock each year.

G & W Diesel from Memphis, TN donated this 1979 Mack Fire Truck to our department once the idea was born to create a Pink Fire Truck to support the Komen Race for the Cure. Our department has been touched by cancer through loved ones, friends and co-workers. In 2009, to honor our survivors and in memory of those who did not survive, NLR firefighters personally transformed a fire truck into a symbol of hope. The pink truck is used throughout Central Arkansas to help generate support for research and education as well as raise awareness for many worthwhile charities. Firefighters save lives. We want to help find a cure!

For more information, call 501-340-5377.


In efforts to minimize the loss of life and property to the citizens of North Little Rock, the NLRFD developed the “Firefighters Organize Community Understanding on Safety” (F.O.C.U.S.) Program. This program educates the public on home fire safety through voluntary home fire safety surveys and a home smoke alarm installation and check. To have a free smoke alarm installed or a home fire safety survey performed, please call us at 501-340-5377.


The NLRFD provides fire reports for insurance claim purposes within five (5) business days of the incident. To request a fire report, call 501-340-5377.


The NLRFD conducts fire safety inspections for new Day Cares and annually thereafter. This is a required step in obtaining permission to open and maintain a day care facility. To schedule your inspection, please call (501) 340-5370, or email


Businesses in North Little Rock undergo a yearly fire safety survey. These are conducted for safety reasons and assist in maintaining our ISO Class I Rating. For more information, please call (501) 340-5370 or email


As part of the City of NLR’s construction permitting process, the Fire Department reviews construction plans, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and kitchen hood suppression systems for fire code compliance. Fees are required for plan review and acceptance testing. Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office for the fee schedule.

For fire code questions, please call 501-340-5370 or email


Outdoor Burning is prohibited within the city limits of North Little Rock without a burn permit. Failure to obtain a burn permit may result in a fine. Only natural vegetation excluding leaves and grass may be burned. According to state law, recreational fires are allowed without a burn permit if the fire is confined to a fire pit with a 3ft diameter and 2ft height, other restrictions also apply. Ordinance 17-83 adds permit regulations to the city’s municipal code. The fees are as follows:

  • Commercial Burn Permit (30-day period)    $200.00
  • Residential Burn Permit (3-day period)         $25.00
  • Bonfire Permit (8-hour period)                      $10.00

Call 501-340-5370 or email for more information. You may pick up your permit at our office located at 3417 Magnolia Street.