I called for an ambulance. Why did a fire truck arrive?

Firefighters are certified emergency medical technicians and they respond to a variety of medical emergencies within the City. Firefighters supplement services provided by ambulances by arriving quickly and providing additional skilled manpower. The fire trucks carry medical supplies and equipment to stabilize and/or resuscitate patients. Please call 919-560-4242 for more information and as always, call 911 if you have an emergency.

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1. Can residents burn within the city limits?
2. I have trash and/or yard waste. Can I burn it?
3. Can I have a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace on my property?
4. How do I find my insurance rating?
5. I called for an ambulance. Why did a fire truck arrive?
6. I see firefighters at the gym during the workday? Why?
7. Why do I see firefighters at the grocery store during the workday?
8. Can I volunteer for the Durham Fire Department?
9. I keep calling the fire station. Why am I not getting an answer?
10. My fire alarm is chirping. What does it mean?
11. How do I reset the alarm and/or replace the battery backup?
12. There is a fire hydrant that has been running for some time. Why doesn't the fire department cut it off?
13. How can I get a fire hydrant painted?
14. When are you hiring?
15. Where is the nearest fire station to me?
16. Where do I send records search requests for property condition assessments such as past history of : hazardous spills, fire code violations, fire inspections, etc.?