Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do you offer fire extinguisher training?

  • Do you offer tours of the fire stations?

  • How can I become a Firefighter for the City of Ames?

  • How can I get a copy of a fire incident report?

  • How can I schedule a fire truck or firefighter at my function?

  • How do I contact the Inspection Division?

  • How do I sign up for emergency notification?

  • What if my carbon monoxide detector is sounding?

  • What is the burning policy in the City of Ames?

  • When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?

  • Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that doesn't work?

  • Whom do I send electronic Tier II reports?

  • Why do fire trucks respond to motor vehicle accidents?

  • Why do firefighters respond to medical calls?

  • Why do I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?

  • Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?