You can submit a Knox Box application. Knox Boxes are issued on an as needed basis while supplies are available. This is a loaner program and we ask for the box back when the resident no longer needs the box.
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Yes, if you are a resident of Temple Terrace (supplies may be limited). Submit a smoke alarm install request and a member of our Risk Reduction Division will contact you to schedule a time to install the smoke alarms. You may contact our Risk Reduction Division for more details at 813-506-6693.
No. The Fire Department does not offer car seats. If you need a car seat, please reach out to St. Joseph’s Children’s Wellness & Safety Center at (813) 615-0589 to register for a car seat. If you do have a car seat but need it installed correctly or inspected to ensure that it meets the appropriate standards of the law, contact (813) 443-3074 or click here for Car Seat Classes.The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers are located throughout Hillsborough County and offer programs and services to help you obtain car seats and more. They are also connected with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. See their locations here.
We utilize a priority dispatch system, meaning that the type of call we receive dictates the number of Firefighters and Apparatus that respond. Depending on the severity of the incident, some calls only warrant a Rescue (Ambulance), while others require both a Rescue and Engine. There only are 2 Firefighter/Paramedics on each Rescue Apparatus, so if additional Firefighter/Paramedics or equipment are needed, the Fire Truck will be dispatched to assist. Our Fire Trucks carry the same medical equipment as the Rescue Units and are staffed with certified Paramedics.
For a commercial inspection call (813) 506-6693.
For a residential rental housing inspection call (813) 506-6690.
No. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has installed permanent drug drop-off boxes at five patrol district offices. Citizens are now able to properly dispose of unwanted, unnecessary and expired prescriptions, as well as over-the-counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions. The drop off boxes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See the locations here. ** Most pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and sanitation departments will not accept prescription drugs. **
No. The fire department will not remove an emergency vehicle from service to fill a swimming pool. Please contact a pool professional.
No. If you need to dispose of an extinguisher, refer to this list of Hillsborough Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations.
Call (813) 506-6700 for more information.
Open burns are permitted providing they meet the proper criteria. You can submit a burn permit for approval or contact our Risk Reduction Division at 813-506-6692 for additional information.