Does the Fire Department conduct residential inspections for foster care families?

Yes – Request the inspection via email, providing your name, address and telephone number.  

The fire inspector will ensure the residence complies with DFPS fire regulations and the city fire code ordinance. 

Some items to be aware of prior to scheduling the inspection:

  • the functional smoke alarms are installed in each sleeping room and in the hallway
  • the smoke alarms are less than 10 years old
  • the smoke alarms are interconnected (one sounds, they all sound)
  • properly maintained portable fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A10B:C is readily available
  • exit passageways are free of clutter and bedrooms windows are operable
  • flammable liquids are properly stored in approved containers
  • matches/lighters are properly stored out of reach of children 

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1. Does the fire department do free blood pressure checks?
2. Does the fire department provide CPR, first aid instruction?
3. How do I dispose of a fire extinguisher or a smoke detector?
4. Can I tour the fire station?
5. Can I have a birthday party at the fire station?
6. Can the fire department inspect and/or install my child's car seat?
7. How do I check my smoke detector?
8. Will the fire department help me replace my smoke detector batteries?
9. Will the fire department come unlock my vehicle if I lock my keys inside?
10. My house is flooding, and I need the water turned off (emergency), who do I call?
11. I need my water shut off (non-emergency), who do I call?
12. Can I drop off my expired/outdated medications?
13. Can I drop off my medical waste?
14. Why is the fire hydrant gushing water and do I need to report it?
15. Can I do Community Service at a fire station or through the Fire Department?
16. Why does a fire engine come when I call for an ambulance?
17. Does the Fire Department fill private pools with water?
18. Why do I sometimes see fire trucks or ambulances running with their lights and sirens on, and then suddenly they turn them off?
19. Is it legal to burn trash in Coppell?
20. When do the firefighters work?
21. Why do fire crews drive the engine to the grocery store?
22. What is required for fire permits, how and where do I submit them?
23. Does the Fire Department conduct residential inspections for foster care families?
24. Can fireworks be used in the City of Coppell?
25. How do I get a copy of a fire incident report?
26. Who do I contact about an ambulance/medical bill or patient medical records?