Public Safety FAQ's

How many Fire Stations are there in the City of Cleveland?

26 total. You can see all their locations here.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 7:33pm

Q1263
Why do Firefighters chop holes in walls?

Fire can get behind a wall and travel upwards, which happens often in older homes. Firefighters must open the wall to check for fire. If fire is discovered, the two adjoining wall spaces must also be opened and checked.

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

Q1264
Is there an auxiliary fire department for the City of Cleveland?

There are no auxiliary or part time firefighters. All are fulltime State of Ohio Certified Firefighters.

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

Q1265
How can I check to see if my fuse box is outdated and a fire hazard?

Call an electrical contractor for an inspection.

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

Q1266
What is the best type of fire extinguisher to buy?

There are different kinds of extinguishers for different types of fires. The best thing to do is to check with your local fire extinguisher agent.

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

Q1267
Does the fire department recommend child car seats? If so where can they be purchased?

The Fire Department does not recommend any particular car seat or vendor.

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

Q1268
Who do I call if I think a building is a fire hazard?

Call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 216.664.6664.

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

Q1269
If my attic gets too hot in the summer, can the contents catch on fire?

No

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

Q1270
Does the Fire Department always respond to EMS calls and vice versa?

Fire only responds with EMS when it is a serious call or when EMS response time may be delayed. EMS is dispatched to all fires.

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

Q1271
What items does the Fire Department review with respect to obtaining a Building or Occupancy Permit?

The bureau has a fire prevention bureau officer who works directly with the Department of Building and Housing to review building construction/alteration plans. The officer reviews the certificate of occupancy application, areas of fire protection, means of egress and other items under the fire code.

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

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