Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the smoke detector hotline number?

This is a 24 hour number: 216.361.5535. It is the Red Cross's Operations Save-A-Life program, which has reduced deaths by installing smoke alarms and batteries in the homes of low income, disabled or elderly residents.

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

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Can I bring my children to the neighborhood fire station for a tour?

Yes- you are welcome to visit the station any time.

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How can I get a free smoke detector?

Call the Cleveland Red Cross and ask about Operation Save-A-Life at 216-361-5535.

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I have an expired home fire extinguisher. How do I dispose of it properly?

Take it to a fire extinguisher service company. You can find them online or in the yellow pages.

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Who do I contact regarding a broken / damaged fire hydrant?

You may report that directly to the Fire Department Water Supply Office at 216.664.6377.

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Do firefighters collect recyclables or other things for charities?

No.

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Does the Fire department install or inspect child car seats?

No, but for a list of certified car seat inspection and installation locations, click here or call 1.866.SEAT-CHECK.

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Q1208
When it snows, who digs out the fire hydrants?

Residents who have hydrants on their tree lawns are asked to make sure they are clear and visible during the winter season.

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Where should I install my smoke detector?

There should be one on each level of your house. But if you only have one, put it outside of the sleeping area.

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

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Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn't look serious?

An accident does not have to look bad to cause injuries needing an emergency response. Firefighters check for fire and environmental hazards- like gas, motor oil, or transmission fluid leaks- and block the scene to protect emergency responders from being hit by cars while they work.

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