Public Safety FAQ's

Can women be firefighters?

Anyone 18 years or older may apply to take the entrance exam.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1253
I think my neighbor is burning trash behind his garage- who can I call to report him?

Call 911 and report the address.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1254
What is CO2?

CO2 is a chemical compound commonly known as carbon dioxide, which extinguishes flames. CO is the compound called carbon monoxide. High levels of CO in the home can be life-threatening and can be prevented by the use of carbon monoxide detectors.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1255
Where can I purchase carbon monoxide and/or smoke detectors?

They can be bought at any drug store, hardware store or any of the larger home improvement stores. The fire department doesn't reccomend any particular store over any others.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1256
Will the Fire Department look at a building before I buy it to see what type of fire suppressant system is needed?

No, but a private consultant can do that for you.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1257
If a business is cited with a violation of the fire code, how soon does it have to comply to avoid further penalties?

Within 30 days.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1258
How can a business request a hearing on a municipal fire code citation if they feel it is not accurate?

They can file an appeal with the Board of Building Standards.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 7:26pm

Q1259
What is the average response time to a fire?

Average response to a fire is 4 to 6 minutes.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1260
How can I arrange for a fire safety course for my neighborhood?

Call the Public Education Office at 216.664.6386.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1261
What is the fire department's emergency number if 911 is down?

Call the Fire Dispatch Center at 216.664.6350.

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Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

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