A: No. Fate Fire Rescue is a combination fire department. We have several paid staff members working various shifts. Volunteers supplement these paid staff members..
A:No, it is unlawful to burn outdoors. Burning trash and wood outdoors is punishable by up to a $500 fine.
A: No. The fire department does not offer this service. You will need to contact a local fire extinguisher company in order to have your extinguisher serviced.
A: Typical residential homes need a 5-10 lbs ABC fire extinguisher.
A: Yes. We are happy to schedule tours of our fire station for your school or civic group. Our Fire Prevention office will also visit your location to present fire and life safety education programs. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact the Fate Fire Marshal at 972-772-7994.
A: Generally, a chirping sound means that the battery in your detector needs to be changed. If you would like assistance with a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, please give us a call at 972-772-7994 during business hours. We'll be glad to help if we can.
A: Citizens of the City of Fate are not billed for our services. The taxes collected by the City fund the fire department services delivered. However, on occasion, we do bill non-citizens for responses to motor vehicle accidents on state road and highways.
A: The number of trucks responding is based on the type of call received. The most common type of call is those involving buildings. The standard response for any structure (building) fire is three engines and a Chief Officer. Structural calls include alarms, fires, odors of gas or smoke, and lightning strikes. Other calls, such as grass/brush/woods fires may require a brush truck, water tanker, and fire engines.