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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the Fire Department install car seats?
A:  No.  The Fire Department does not have personnel certified to assist in car seat installation.  To locate the nearest car seat inspection station, please visit the following link: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm

Q: Can I plan a birthday party for my child at the station or can we have a fire engine show up at my party?
A:  No.  However, visitors are welcome for station tours daily from 10:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm depending on personnel availability. You may also attend our open house on Fire Service Day, which is held on the the second Saturday of every May.

Q: How do I request a copy of a fire or paramedic report?
A:  Call the Fire Department at (310) 281-2700 during regular business hours and ask for a report request form, or you may download the form by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.  You may email, fax, or drop off records requests.  There is a 7-10 business day turnaround for reports. Medical reports are confidential and can only be provided to the patient with proper ID or to a representative of the patient with a signed release.

Q: How do I make a donation to the Fire Department?
A:  To make a donation, please contact Fire Administration at (310) 281-2700 and ask to speak with Executive Assistant Karen Gutierrez for specific information.

Q: What are the requirements to become a firefighter for the City of Beverly Hills?
A:  In order to be hired by the Beverly Hills Fire Department, you must first attend a fire academy which is typically 12-16 weeks and be at least a high school graduate, however a college degree is highly valuable. Next you must obtain your Emergency Medical Technician certification to learn basic life saving techniques. This takes a semester and is a requirement since every firefighter also works as an EMT. An option that many candidates choose to make themselves more valuable is to attend paramedic school.

Q: How do I apply to become a firefighter?
A:  Employment opportunities can be found on the City of Beverly Hills Human Resources webpage.  If there are no current job opportunities for firefighter at this time, you may complete a job interest notification request form.

Q: Where can I take EMT classes?
A:  Emergency Medical Techinician (EMT) classes are offered at local community colleges.

Q: Do you offer CPR or CERT classes?
A:  Please contact Beverly Hills CPR at (310) 281-2753 for more information on CPR classes.  For information regarding the CERT program, please contact the City of Beverly Hills Office of Emergency Management at (310) 285-1025.

Q: Why are there so many firefighters at medical emergencies and fire safety inspections?
A:  Everything that we do requires us to work as a team, whatever the emergency. To arrive very quickly, we must stay together and close to our fire apparatus (vehicles). Your safety and ours depends on the team being together and ready to respond immediately at all times.

Q: I have some old paint, paint thinner, oil and rags in my garage. Can you come by and pick them up or can I leave them at the fire station?
A: The Fire Department cannot pick up household hazardous materials or store them at the fire station if they are left. Household hazardous materials need to be disposed of by taking them to a local county-wide roundup. For a schedule of upcoming dates and sites, call the L.A. County Department of Public Works, toll free, at 1-888-253-2652, Monday through Thursday, for information. In Los Angeles City areas, dial 1-800-988-6942.

Q: How do I obtain sandbags to protect my residence/business from flooding?
A:  Sandbags are provided for city residents and business owners at the City of Beverly Hills Public Works & Transportation Division.  Please call (310) 285-2467.

Q: I just received an ambulance bill.  Who can I speak to about this?
A:  Ambulance billing for BHFD is handled by Wittman Enterprises.  For billing information or inquiries, please contact them directly at (800) 906-6552.