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Last Updated: 2010-01-12

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Fire Department install and/or inspect child car seats?

Yes, three of the fire stations in Richmond will install and/or inspect child car seats between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please visit the Fire Department's Child Safety Seat page for more information.

What permits does the City of Richmond Fire Department Issue?

For information regarding permitting, please refer to the Fire Prevention's Permits page (click here).

Can I check my blood pressure at a Fire Station?

Yes, all Richmond Fire stations provide free blood pressure screenings between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Please understand that fire department personnel may be absent from the station due to various scheduled and unscheduled events.

What is Carbon Monoxide and why should I have a detector in my home?

Carbon Monoxide is a tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas which causes about 300 accidental fatalities in homes annually. Early symptoms of a Carbon Monoxide exposure may include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and confusion. Carbon Monoxide detectors are inexpensive, reliable and can prevent Carbon Monoxide related deaths. To learn more you can download Carbon Monoxide safety brochures click here.

Where should smoke detectors be placed in my home?

Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home, including the basement and in or near every sleeping area. To avoid false alarms keep smoke detectors at least 10 feet from stoves and showers. For more information, click here to download a safety brochure.

How can I be notified when the Richmond Fire Department is hiring?

You can sign up for Fire and EMS related job notifications click here. You will be notified for up to 12 months after submitting your email address.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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