I see firefighters at the gym during the workday? Why?
The Fire Department requires firefighters to undergo mandatory annual fitness tests. They are strongly encouraged to take one hour per day for strength training and cardiovascular fitness to maintain their health and meet the requirements of their annual fitness test.

Firefighters work a 24 hour shift for five days on a rotating schedule. During their off time, some firefighters have opted to purchase their own gym memberships to have access to equipment and facilities in their assigned service area. Please call 919-560-4242 for more information.

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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. I see firefighters at the grocery store during the workday? Why?
8. How 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..?