Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the guidelines for open burning?

How do I sign up for a First Aid/CPR class?

Can I have a grill at my apartment or condo?

Does the fire department take sharp disposals?

Where can I dispose of expired or unused prescription medication?

Who do I call if my business is testing our fire alarm system?

How many plans need to be submitted for inspection review?

How do I apply for a bonfire permit?

Who do I contact with a question about EMS billing?

How many smoke detectors should my home have?

How often should smoke detectors be tested?

How often should the batteries be changed in smoke detectors?

Do smoke detectors need to be replaced?  How often?

What kind of fire extinguisher should I have in my home?

How do I use a fire extinguisher?

Should I have a fire extinguisher in my kitchen for use on cooking fires?

How many fire extinguishers should I have in my home?

How long do fire extinguishers last?

How do I dispose of an old fire extinguisher?

What kinds of extension cords or power strips are recommended?

If there is no outlet where I need to have an appliance, is it OK to use an extension cord or power strip?

My extension cord plug has three prongs and won't plug into my outlet. Can I cut the third prong off or use an adaptor to make it work?

Are there any places that extension cords should not be used?

How can I tell if an extension cord should be replaced?

What kinds of space heaters are recommended?

Where would be a good place to put my space heater?

I have a kerosene heater, is it safe to use indoors?  Can I use gasoline or oil in it instead of kerosene?

What should I know about safely operating a space heater?

What is a File of Life?

Where do I get a File of Life?