Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I apply for a position with the Fire Department?
All City job opportunities are posted on the City's web site under "Career Opportunities/Employee Self Service".

How can I get a smoke detector for my home?
Go to the nearest Fire Station to fill out an application for a smoke detector or call Public Education at 320-5650, or you can complete the online form.

How may I get a Fire Engine to visit my school, church public assembly, career day, or other civic event?
Call the Fire Department's Public Education office at 901-320-5650

Where can I go to get my blood pressure taken?
Firefighters in any station are happy to provide this service

How do I handle a water leak in my home?
The firefighters will check for electrical hazards that may cause a fire but to deal with the plumbing problem, contact MLGW at 544-6549 or a plumbing service.

Where may I dispose of household hazardous materials such as paint, pesticides, herbicides, fuel, etc?
Memphis / Shelby County operates a Hazardous Waster disposal facility. It is located at 6305 Haley Road in Shelby Farms and is open every Tuesday and Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. More information can be found at Household Hazardous Waste

How can I get into my locked car?
Our firefighters are more than able to gain entry to a car if a life is at risk or there is a danger of fire, however if there is no life or property at risk, a locksmith is the most cost effective solution. The Fire Department is not equipped to open cars without damage to the vehicle.

How can I get my fire extinguisher refilled?
Call the maker of the extinguisher or check the yellow pages for the number of a company that specializes in this service.

Where can I go to get my dog vaccinated?
The Memphis/Shelby County Health Department sponsors the vaccinations at the Fire Stations once a year. Vaccinations take place the last two Saturdays in April. Contact the Health Department at 324-5547 for additional information.

How to get animals out of the tree?
For the safety of our firefighters, and in the firm belief that animals will suffer less harm when they finally manage to get themselves down, we no longer climb ladders to remove animals in trees.
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