Community Programs

The Little Elm Fire Department is dedicated to providing exceptional fire and emergency services to our community. One of our most significant services is getting our residents involved with the fire department through education and community outreach programs. Through these programs, we can teach future firefighters the basics of the fire service, educate residents on Fire Department operations, and educate children on fire and safety issues. 

Citizen's Fire Academy

Typically beginning in February, the Citizen's Fire Academy is an annual program that provides information and hands-on experiences that give participants an understanding of the ins and outs of Fire Department operations and administrative and support functions. The CFA is open to residents and those working in Little Elm.

The Laketown Klownz

The Laketown Klownz is our clown troupe that performs to educate the community on fire and safety issues. Every year in October, the Klownz perform at each one of the elementary schools within the LEFD response area to present information on how to remain safe at home, in school, at the beach, or while out playing outside.

Fire Explorers

The Fire Explorer Program is open to young men and women from sixth grade up to the age of twenty who are interested in learning more about a career in the fire service. This is a year-long and ongoing program.

Open House

One of our favorite events. The LEFD Open House is an annual event held on the first Saturday of every October to celebrate Fire Prevention Month. This is a free family event full of displays, activities, and information for the whole family.

Santa Around Town

A community favorite, Santa Around Town, is an opportunity for the Fire Department to assist Santa Claus and the logistic operations of the North Pole. In the first part of December, the Little Elm Fire Department gives Kris Kringle a ride through the Town's residential streets. Specific routes for each neighborhood are provided to help the residents prepare for Santa’s drive through town and let the kids get a glimpse of the jolly old man.