Fire FAQ's

Will a fire fighter ever come into my house and inspect it for a smoke detector?

Only when invited in by the property owner or tenant.

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Who do I call if my neighbor's fire alarm is going off, but I don't see a fire or smoke?

Dial 911 immediately even if you don't see smoke or fire.

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Does the Fire Department install smoke alarms?

If a resident can't install them, assistance can be provided. Please call 216.664.6800.

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How can we get a smoke scent out from clothes/furniture?

Check with your local dry cleaners or fire restoration company.

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Where can I get a portable fire extinguisher?

Look online or in the yellow pages for a fire extinguisher company.

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What is a Fire Watch?

Fire watches are temporary safety patrols for special circumstances. For example, if a hotel's fire alarm wasn't working, the Fire Prevention Bureau would approve a safety watch. Depending on conditions/occupancy, these are performed by firefighters or civilians.

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How many firefighters work for the city of Cleveland?

Numbers vary throughout the year, averaging around 900.

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I just purchased a new home and need help making sure that my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are set up properly and in good locations. Who can help me?

You may call the Fire Department's Public Education office at 216.664.6386.

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Q1245
A large can of gasoline spilled in my garage. How can I clean it up and be sure I'm not at risk for setting it on fire?

Anytime gasoline spills you should call the Fire Department because it is very dangerous and flammable. If firefighters arrive and determine that the spill is not a hazard, we will instruct you in cleaning procedures.

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Q1246
Can someone come to my daycare or school to teach the kids about fire safety?

Yes. You may request a firefighter to come out and speak by calling 216.664.6386.

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