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The smoke alarm will chirp when its time to replace the battery. We encourage residents to change the smoke alarm battery when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving time in the spring and fall each year. Free battery operated smoke detectors are available for residents living within the City limits. If you need help installing or checking your battery home smoke detectors, San Marcos Fire Department can install new detectors and check your current ones. More information is available here: https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/567/Home-Smoke-Detector-Program.
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You can request a Fire Report by going to City Clerks Office- Gov QA . You will have to create a profile so we know where to send the information. Questions related to fire reports can be directed to the City Clerk's office at 512-393-8090. Legally, open records are allowed 10 days to respond back to your request.
All permits are submitted electronically with a Fire Marshal Permit Application. https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/745/Permits
For more information, please contact the Fire Marshal's office at 512-805-2600 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fire Marshal office answers all questions concerning the City’s code requirements and violations.
For answers to your questions, please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-805-2600 or visit their webpage Fire Department.
No. The fire company may receive an alert to report to a scene of an emergency incident. Fire stations are fully staffed 24 hours a day but they do operate in an active 9-1-1 system. When they get an emergency call, the staff will respond the emergency.
A San Marcos Firefighter works one of three shifts that are designated as A-Shift, B-Shift, and C-Shift. They work 24 hours on/48 hours off.
It is a vehicle designed to assist in firefighting and other rescue operations. The terms fire engine and fire truck represent different types of firefighting apparatus.
Fire Engines assist ambulance crews on calls for several reasons. Certain types of medical calls require additional personnel. Heart attacks, strokes, and major accidents and many other medical calls require additional personnel for effective medical treatment.
While ambulances are housed at our stations, ambulances operate under San Marcos Hays County EMS https://smhcems.com/
San Marcos Fire Department enjoys giving back to it's community though community outreach!
We do offer educational station tours to youth organizations and schedule public education fire department visits to school groups and other similar groups.
Click here to fill out your information for us to review and schedule: https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/564/Fire-Station-Tour-or-Demonstration
ISO (Insurance Services Office Rating) classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. ISO field representatives use the schedule when surveying a community's fire protection capability. The score that is determined from applying the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is translated into a public protection classification.
The current rating inside the city is a 2/2X/10. To look up your ISO by your address, visit this link: https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/1142/ISO---Insurance-Services-Office-Rating
For more information on ISO ratings from the State Fire Marshal Office, please visit the State Fire Marshal Texas Department of Insurance Public Protection Classification (PPC) page. www.tdi.texas.gov/fire/fmppcfaq.html.
Details on SMFD's minimum requirements are outlined on it's Employment Opportunities Page: https://www.sanmarcostx.gov/536/Employment-Opportunities
We host a hiring process about once a year.
Information on how to become a Texas Firefighter may be found on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection website.
Qualifications required to become an EMT-Paramedic are listed on the Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Department of State Health Services “DSHS” Emergency Medical Services Certification EMT-Basic or higher (National Registry, DSHS Licensed, or DSHS Certification)
Applications are only accepted online during open enrollment through our HR Department or by visiting our employment page at Employment Opportunities | City of San Marcos, TX (sanmarcostx.gov)