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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Fire

    • I have household chemicals/waste at my house. How may I safely dispose of them?

    • Am I allowed to have bars on my windows?

    • Am I required to have a Fire and Evacuation Drills and if so, how many each year?

    • Am I required to have a Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan?

    • Can I have a recreational fire in my backyard?

    • Do I need Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors?

    • Do I need smoke alarms?

    • Does the Fire Department inspect child-safety seats?

    • Does the fire department recharge, refill or service fire extinguishers?

    • How do I file a sprinkler or fire alarm permit?

    • How do I obtain a copy of Fire Records (Fire inspection reports, incident reports, etc.)?

    • How do I obtain a fire inspection?

    • How do I report a Fire Violation?

    • How do I report a leaking or broken fire hydrant?

    • How do I report overcrowding at a bar, nightclub, or other occupancy?

    • How do I schedule a fire house visit or curbside seminar?

    • How do I schedule a Fire Truck for a parade?

    • How do I schedule the Fire Department Mobile Safety Trailer?

    • How do I schedule the Fire Department Mobile Safety Trailer?

    • How often should I change the batteries in my smoke/carbon monoxide detectors?

    • I am a building owner/operator/manager, what life-safety systems must be maintained and what am I required to do with the records?

    • I smell gas in my home, what should I do?

    • Is there someone I can speak to for information about how to become a Firefighter?

    • It’s very hot outside. Does the Fire Department issue permits and / or special wrenches to open fire hydrants?

    • My CO Detector is going off, but I don’t see or smell anything. Should I call the Fire Department?

    • My smoke alarm is going off, but I don’t see anything-should I bother calling the fire department?

    • What are the Fire Department Administrative Office Business Hours?

    • What codes does the City of Yonkers follow?

    • What is the Fire Department non-emergency telephone number?

    • What is the Fire Department’s mailing address?

    • When is Fire Prevention Week?