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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Does Hillsboro Fire Department issue permits?

  • Does the fire department transport people to the hospital?

  • How can I volunteer?

  • How do I find out if it is a burn day?

  • How do I get a copy of a fire investigation report?

  • How do I get information on the Juvenile Firesetter Program?

  • How do I get my smoke alarm checked?

  • How do I keep them working?

  • How do I schedule a fire truck, firefighters, or a speaker at an event?

  • How much does the Fire Department charge if they come to an emergency?

  • Then, why does the fire department come to medical emergencies if they do not transport?

  • What do firefighters do everyday?

  • What If I can’t afford a smoke alarm?

  • What if I rent?

  • What if the alarm goes off while I am cooking?

  • What number do I call if my neighbor is burning leaves and the smoke is bothering me?

  • What should I do with a fire extinguisher that doesn't work?

  • What’s chirping?

  • When do I need to replace my smoke detectors?

  • Where can I get by blood pressure checked?

  • Where do I install my smoke alarms?

  • Where do I submit fire alarm or fire sprinkler plans for review?

  • Who should have smoke alarms?

  • Why do firefighters do what they do?

  • Why do so many fire vehicles and firefighters respond to simple incidents?

  • Will a fire inspector come out and look at my woodstove?