The Colony Fire Department provides fire protection, rescue and first response services for medical emergencies. It provides the Citizens Fire Academy Program, which offers education and training related to fire and emergency medical services to citizens. The department maintains a team of firefighting and paramedical personnel. It also maintains a team of firefighting clowns who perform fire prevention shows for children and teach fire and life safety techniques to the public. Founded in 1974, the Colony Fire Department is a part of the City of The Colony government, which operates several departments, including animal control, code enforcement, communications, development services, engineering, finance, human resources and public works. The department is located in The Colony, Texas.