Public Safety FAQ's

On what roads do I not have to pull over to the curb and stop when a fire truck passes with sirens on?

You should always slow down and pull over to the right when you hear a siren.

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

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How close can I park near a fire hydrant or a fire station?

According to City Ordinance 451.03 Statutory Prohibited Standing or Parking Places:

"No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of this Traffic Code, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, in any of the following places:
(d) Within ten feet of a fire hydrant;
(j) Within twenty feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within seventy-five feet of the entrance when it is properly posted with signs"

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

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How often are fire hydrants flushed and checked to see that they work properly?

Twice a year, in May and October

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What type of shifts do Cleveland firefighters generally work?

Firefighters who work on the trucks work one 24-hour shift on, followed by two 24-hour shifts off. Firefighters and officers who work in the office work a regular 40 hour week.

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Are there stickers available for windows to identify rooms where occupants (or children) sleep?

Stickers may not be safe because they give information to intruders, might not be removed when a new tenant moves in, it won't guarantee where residents may actually be when a fire starts, and can give a false sense of security. The best means of protection are a smoke detector and an escape plan.

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

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What buildings are required to have fire evacuation plans?

All homes should have fire evacuation plans which should be practiced annually.

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How can I obtain a Fire Inspection of a Commercial building or a private home?

Call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 216.664.6664 to set up an inspection for a commercial or business property.

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

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What is the Fire Department's Smoke House?

The Fire Department has a trailer laid out like the standard floor plan of a house. It is used to teach children how to move around in the event of a fire. We use a non-toxic smoke to act like real smoke, which is why it is called a "Smoke House."

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

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Why would anyone need a fire report?

People need them for insurance companies, for destroyed rental appliances, or in order to get assistance after fire destroys a house and its contents.

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

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What is a Hazardous Substance Permit application?

The Fire Prevention Bureau issues permits for hazardous materials regulated under the Municipal Fire Code and/or the Ohio Fire Code.

These are defined as "Those chemicals or substances which are physical hazards or health hazards whether the materials are in usable or waste condition".

Fees vary from $20 to $65 depending on the permit. For more information on legal requirements, click here.

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Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 7:34pm

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