Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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How can I check to see if my fuse box is outdated and a fire hazard?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

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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

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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

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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

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