Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Fire Department

    • How do I become a volunteer for the City of Arcadia?

    • How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detector?

    • What should I do during an earthquake?

    • Why do they always send a fire truck when I only called for paramedics?

    • How long does it take a fire engine to get to a fire or medical emergency after 911 has been called?

    • What is the best thing to do if I get a burn?

    • How do I draw up an escape plan for my home/business?

    • Why do I have to dial 911? Will calling the fire station directly save time?

    • Why do I sometimes see fire trucks at the grocery store?

    • Is there a difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?

    • Do I need to put a smoke detector in every room? How many do I need?

    • What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy?

    • What can I do to protect my home from wildland fires?

    • Why can't I go to any hospital that I want?

  • Paramedic Membership Program

    • Who is covered by the Paramedic Membership Program?

    • If I have medical insurance, why do I need this program?

    • What is the current fee for joining the Paramedic Membership Program?