Community Programs

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

Citizens' Fire Academy

Typically beginning in February, the Citizens Fire Academy is an annual program that provides information and hands-on experiences that gives 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 individuals who work in the Town of Little Elm.

The Lakeside Clowns

The Lakeside Clowns are our clown troupe who perform to educate the community on fire and safety issues. Every year in October, the Clowns 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 twenty who are interested in learning more about a career in the fire service. This is a year-long and on-going program.


Open House 

One of our favorite events. The LEFD Open House is an annual event, held the first Saturday of every October to celebrate Fire Prevention Month. This is a free family event and is 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 Clause 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 residential streets of the Town. 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 ol’ man.