Frequently Asked Questions

The Danville Fire Department has on-staff certified child seat technicians. We will inspect and help with installation by appointment, call (859) 238-1211 to schedule. We prefer to manage car seat requests after 4:00 PM on weekdays, because of daily work assignments and fire/emergency calls still take precedence. We cannot guarantee a technician will be available for walk-in requests.
Yes, We have a limited number of smoke alarms to install. We are focusing on the elderly and families with small children. Interested parties can call the fire department at (859) 238-1211 to set up an appointment.
With some notification, you usually can. We handle walk-ins regularly, but we have a better organized and more focused tour when we have some notification ahead of time. We accommodate most reasonable requests, although we do need to respect the privacy of our firefighters, since they live here 24 hours at a time.
Fire hydrants are flow tested twice a year in Danville, and annually in the rest of Boyle County. This is done to flush the water mains, to determine available water pressure for firefighting purposes, and to identify problems with the system for repair. Testing occurs in the spring and the fall of the year.
By state law you can only burn developed brush, such as tree limbs and storm debris, on-site. Construction materials, household waste, scrap wood, pallets, and leaves cannot legally be burned. Open burns must be a safe distance from buildings, power lines, property lines, and should not be done under extremely dry or windy conditions.
Inside the City of Danville, contact the Fire Department at (859) 238-1211. In Boyle County, please contact the Boyle County Fire Protection District at (859) 236-8238. No fee is involved, but an on-site inspection may be required before a permit is issued.
Applications are available from Human Resources at City Hall or you can check our job postings on our website. You must have a high school diploma or a GED and you must have a valid Kentucky driver’s license, by state law.
The same qualifications for full-time personnel apply for part-time personnel. Part-time personnel are limited to no more than 35 hours per week and not more than 1,200 hours annually. Part-time hire processes are held as needed.
No. We will usually provide a list of independent businesses that offer chimney-cleaning services, but we do not recommend or single out any particular service. If a homeowner experiences problems with their chimney, we can come out and examine the chimney for potential fire hazards or similar issues.
Sometimes during fire hydrant testing, people experience a temporary discoloration due to sediment in the water lines. In most cases, running the tap for a minute will resolve the problem. The Fire Department will publish and announce on radio when hydrant testing occurs, so people can plan ahead and avoid issues with the water discoloration. For more information about hydrant testing, please visit this page.
Prevent Your Pet from Starting Fires
  • Extinguish open flames - Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.
  • Remove stove knobs - Be sure to remove stove knobs or protect them with covers before leaving the house. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a stove or cook top is the number one piece of equipment involved in your pet starting a fire.
  • Invest in flameless candles – These candles contain a light bulb rather than an open flame, and take the danger out of your pet knocking over a candle. Cats are notorious for starting fires when their tails turn over lit candles.
  • Beware of water bowls on wooden decks – Do not leave a glass water bowl for your pet outside on a wooden deck. The sun’s rays when filtered through the glass and water can actually heat up and ignite the wooden deck beneath it. Choose stainless steel or ceramic bowls instead.
Keep Your Pets Safe
  • Keep Pets Near Entrances When Away From Home – Keep collars on pets and leashes at the ready in case firefighters need to rescue your pet. When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.
  • Secure Young Pets - Especially with young puppies, keep them confined away from potential fire-starting hazards when you are away from home such as in crates or behind baby gates in secure areas.
  • Since Pets Left Alone Can’t Escape a Burning Home – Consider using monitored smoke detectors which are connected to a monitoring center so emergency responders can be contacted when you’re not home. These systems provide an added layer of protection beyond battery-operated smoke alarms.
  • Affix a Pet Alert Window Cling – Write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets. Make sure to update the number of pets listed.

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