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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I get a fire truck when I request an ambulance?
Where can I find out about CPR Classes?
What is the closest fire station to my residence or business?
I'm a new resident and the alarm company for my house has requested the phone number of the station closest to my home.
How do I get a burn permit?
Are there regulationson how long you can have your storm shutters up?
What rules or regulations apply to gas containers stored by residents for personal use?
My house caught fire and I need a report for the insurance compnay. Who do I contact?
The fire hydrant in front of my house started to leak. Who do I call to fix it?

 

Why does the Fire District send a fire truck when I request an ambulance?
When you call for a medical emergency the St. Lucie County Fire District will dispatch a Rescue Truck, which is equipped to manage almost any medical or traumatic emergency we encounter. Depending on the nature of your emergency and the location of our closest unit a Fire Engine may also be sent.
It is our goal to deliver enough personnel as rapidly as possible to deal with the emergencies that we are called to. Significant medical calls such as; heart attacks, severe breathing problems, gunshot wounds and auto accidents may require more personnel than can be sent initially in the Rescue Truck. Sending a Fire Engine ensures that we send a team large enough to handle your emergency fast enough to make a difference in the outcome.
Sending these trucks in this way is in compliance with national standards that aim to ensure that you receive a timely and effective response from our agency to your emergency.

Where can I find out about CPR classes?
The SLCFD offers CPR through their Fire Prevention Divison. Contact them at 621-3371 to find out when the next class is.

What is the closest fire station to my residence or business?
Go to Contact Us to view a map of the county and all the fire station locations. You can scroll over the map or type in an address to find the closest fire station.

I’m a new resident and the alarm company for my house has requested the phone number of the station closest to my home?
Go to the Fire Station page to view a map of the county and all the fire station locations. You can scroll over the map or type in an address to find the closest fire station. The fire station address and phone number will appear. To find the distance between your home and the nearest fire station, go to mapquest.com or google maps.

How do I get a burn permit?
All burn permits are issued by the Department of Forestry, which can be reached at 863-462-5163. Their main dispatch office is in Okeechobee.

Are there regulations on how long you can have your storm shutters up?
Many localities are issuing regulations about storm shutters for safety reasons. In case of fire, storm shutters hinder the firefighters ability to get to the source of the fire. At this time no regulations are in place in St. Lucie County. However, such regulations would need to be passed by the St. Lucie County Commission. Check out St. Lucie Online for more information.

What rules or regulations apply to gas containers stored by residents for personal use?
With the hurricanes many residents store gas containers for their generators. Gas is highly flammable, and therefore should be stored in an appropriate container. Check the manufacturers instructions. In addition, these containers should be stored in a safe place away from the main residence.

My house caught fire and I need a report for the insurance company. Who do I contact?
Fire Incident Reports can be received by calling the Fire Prevention Bureau at 772-621-3322.

The fire hydrant in front of my house started to leak. Who do I call to fix it?
Any leaking or broken fire hydrants should be reported to Public Works or the Water and Sewer Authority.
For Ft. Pierce call Ft. Pierce Utilities at 772-466-1600
For the City of Port St. Lucie call Port St. Lucie Utilities at 772-873-6400
If you live in a rural area of the county call St. Lucie Utilities at 772-462-1150