The main function of the Fire Department is to protect life, property, and the assets of the City from any emergency situation through preparedness, prevention, public education, the development and enforcement of fire codes, emergency medical services, fire suppression and hazardous material incident response.
Fire Department Services
New applications are not being accepted at this time, but information will be posted to this page when the next academy is scheduled.
Learn more about what it takes to join our team as a Firefighter Trainee.
Citizens should prepare a plan well in advance of an evacuation.
Learn about the City of Corpus Christi's Fire Code Inspections and Permits process and the International Fire Code (IFC).
Find the documents needed for Companies or Organizations to request reentry into an evacuated area in the City.
The City of Corpus Christi has adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC). Is your business compliant with the City's Fire Code?
Fire Escape Planning and Home Inspections are available to residents upon request to the Corpus Christi Fire Department.
Fire Extinguisher Training as a presentation or as a hands on demonstration is available to all community groups or businesses. Only adults may participate in this training.
Fire Safety Presentations and Health Fair Booths are available to Senior Citizen’s groups, community centers, neighborhood association meetings, and other organizations.
Fire Trucks are available to come to your school, parade, or event although they will remain in service. All requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.
If you are a homeowner, you may qualify for free smoke alarms from the Corpus Christi Fire Department. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
The City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County have partnered to provide an emergency alert program for citizens called ReverseAlert.
Robert Rocha, Fire Chief
Robert Rocha currently serves as Fire Chief for the City of Corpus Christi, Texas. Chief Rocha previously served as Senior Deputy Fire Chief with the Kansas City Fire Department and retired in 2011 after 28 years of service. Robert was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from JC Harmon High School in 1975. He started his career in the fire service as a Firefighter in 1982 and progressed through the ranks serving as a Fire Apparatus Operator, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Chief and Deputy Chief. In December of 2011, Robert was appointed Fire Chief of the Fire Department.
Robert has an Associates of Applied Science Degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College where he majored in Fire Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from MidAmerica Nazarene University where he majored in management. Robert has completed his Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Robert is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is certified by the state of Kansas as a Project Manager. Chief Rocha sits on the Student Advisory Council (SAC) for Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School, serves as Vice President of the Nueces County Fire Chiefs Association, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Chief Rocha is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and LULAC Council #1.