Fire FAQ's

How often is the firefighter exam given?

Approximately every two years.

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How should I care for a smoke detector?

Vacuum it once or twice a year to remove any dust or cobwebs. This will cut down on false alarms. Most battery powered smoke detectors will 'chirp' sporadically when the battery is weak. The Fire Department recommends that batteries be changed twice a year, perhaps two personally significant days, or when you change your clocks in the spring or fall.

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How can I find out if I need to replace the batteries in my smoke detector?

There is a test button on the detector. If you push it and the detector makes a sound, the battery is OK. The standard recommendation is to change batteries twice a year, regardless of their condition.

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Q1290
What should I do if I see a fire hydrant open?

Dial 9-1-1 and report the address.

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Q1291
Where can I find information on hazardous materials?

If you have specific questions you may call one of our HAZ MAT specialist at 216-664-6664. FEMA has information online here.

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How can I get a firefighter patch?

A patch may be obtained by writing a letter to the Chief.

Cleveland Fire Chief
1645 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

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What is the phone number for fire emergencies?

Dial 911 or 216.621.1212.

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Q1295
Do the individual fire stations keep dogs as mascots?

No, but the department has one fire station that houses our search dogs. We have 3 work dogs that are used for live and dead body searches.

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Are there any type of free on-site programs or activities that are conducted for school-age children, such as tours?

Yes. Classes may go to the fire station for tours at any time during the day.

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How can I find out if a commercial or business building has been inspected by the Fire Department and what the findings were?

This information can be obtained at the Fire Prevention Bureau at Cleveland Fire Headquarters at 1645 Superior Ave. and can be reached at 216.664.6664.

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Signs

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