FAQ Topic: Fire department
For all false alarms, contact our fire department, the Orange County Fire Authority, at the non-emergency number of (714) 573-6500. Any testing of fire alarms shall be completed by a California licensed C16 contractor.
Assure that you have a well-defined escape plan. Make sure that people who are confined to a wheelchair have immediate access to their wheelchair when an emergency occurs. Call your local police department to make sure the person’s special needs are in the 9-1-1 dispatch system.
The Orange County Health Care Agency has multiple drop-off locations throughout the county. The list is available here.
Smoke alarms should be placed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On floors without bedrooms, alarms should be installed in or near living areas such as dens, living rooms, or family rooms. For more information, check out OCFA’s Smoke Alarm and Home Escape Plan.
Homeowners should buy an extinguisher that can handle class A-B-C fires. They should be designed to extinguish fires that usually occur in homes, including wood, paper, flammable liquids and electrical fires. Call (714) 573-6200 for a fire extinguisher brochure.
The American Red Cross offers classes in first aid. For information, call (714) 835-5381.
To protect your home from wildfires, you must create a safety zone or firebreak by reducing the amount of dead or dying fuel (vegetation) around your home. This does not necessarily mean all vegetation should be removed. In fact, having fire-resistant plants and trees around your home that are properly trimmed and well watered can serve … Continued
It takes between five to seven minutes for engines to arrive on scene after a 9-1-1 call has been placed.