- Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?
|Mesquite Fire Department Engines are staffed with a Paramedic and
are equipped as advanced cardiac life support first responders.
This gives the engine crew the capability to provide advanced
airway access and administer cardiac drugs. A fire engine
is sent automatically to assist an Mobile Intensive Care
Unit (MICU) on unconscious persons, cardiac complaints,
breathing difficulties, active seizures, trapped persons
and major vehicular collisions.
- How can I get a copy of a Fire Report?
reports may be obtained from the Fire Department Administrative
offices at 1515 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX. This office is open
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- How can
I get a copy of an EMS patient report?
|To obtain a copy of an EMS patient report, the actual patient or another person with a medical authorization signed by the patient with proper ID must request the report through the Fire Administration office. Due to
medical information on the report we can only release these
reports with the patient's consent. These reports are available
in Fire Administration, 1515 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX.
75149, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
- How do
I request a tour of a fire station?
station tours can be arranged by appointment through the
MFD Public Education Office. For more information, please
contact Captain Kelly Turner at (972) 216-6349.
- Do I need
to register my Fire Alarm or Medical Alarm?
|No registration is required of medical alarms. At this time,
the City of Mesquite requires only that fire alarms in commercial
buildings be registered. This includes all buildings except
single-family residential. The registration fee is a one-time
charge of $12. A new owner or occupant of a building with
a fire alarm is required to obtain a new permit. This includes
both fire alarms that are monitored and fire alarms that
only sound on the premises. Owners of fire alarms in commercial
buildings are also required to have their alarm systems
inspected by a fire alarm technician once each year and
a copy of the inspection report sent to the Fire Marshal's
office. The owners of all fire alarms, both registered commercial
and non-registered residential, are subject to fines for
excessive false alarms or for failure to properly maintain
a fire alarm system. Contact the Fire Marshal's office at
(972) 216-6267 for further information.
- Is there
an Arson Hot Line?
that number is (972) 216-6316.
- How do I report a complaint about a fire hazard?
conditions may be reported to the MFD Fire Marshal's office
at (972) 216-6267.
- Can I
get a fire engine to visit my children school?
|All requests for Fire Department presentations at Mesquite Independent
School District locations must come from a MISD teacher
or administrator. Private schools and day care facilities
should contact the MFD Public Education Office at (972)
- How can
I find out about Fire Safety programs available through Mesquite
|For information or scheduling, please contact the MFD Public
Education Office at (972) 216-6349.
- What is
the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
|A multi-purpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. A
type "ABC" extinguisher rated at 2A-10BC is recommended.
- How can
I contact the Public Information Officer?
The Public Information Officer for the Mesquite Fire Department
is Captain Kelly Turner. He can be reached at (972) 216-6349.
detectors are available to the public free of charge. This
service is provided for any citizen of Mesquite in need.
Fire Department personnel will install the detectors in
your home. For more information please call (972) 216-6349.
- Fire Inspections?
|Fire inspections are initiated in any of the following ways:
Request of the owner or occupant; Citizen complaint; Application
for certain licenses or permits; Routine inspections. It
is our goal to conduct a fire inspection of each business
in Mesquite at least once each year. To request an inspection
or register a complaint regarding a fire hazard, call the
Fire Prevention office at 972/216-6267.
- Plan Reviews?
|For information regarding plan reviews and permits of fire protection
systems, fire lanes, flammable liquid storage tanks contact
the Fire Prevention offices at (972) 216-6267.
- Can I
get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
|Yes. Free preventive blood pressure checks are offered every
day between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Remember,
in case of any illness or emergency,
please call 911.
- How can
I relay a compliment concerning the Fire Department?
|For compliments concerning the Mesquite Fire Department, please
contact the Fire Administration office at (972) 216-6267.
Or you can visit the Fire Administration office at 1515
N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75149. The office is open Monday
through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- How do I become a member of the Mesquite Fire Department?