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Fire Rescue

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • How may I give paramedics access to my door key if I have a medical emergency?

  • Why are there no tornado warning sirens in North Port?

  • How do I properly dispose of unwanted medications?

  • Will the fire department fill up my swimming pool?

  • Does the City of North Port have any codes against building a small fire pit in your backyard?

  • Why do I see fire trucks and ambulances at food stores and restaurants?

  • Can I choose the hospital I am transported to?

  • Can I burn yard waste?

  • Is North Port a Safe Haven for Newborn community?

  • My insurance company is looking for the ISO rating, the distance from the nearest fire hydrant and how close I am to the nearest fire station. Can you provide that information?

  • How can I dispose of my used needles or syringes?

  • Where can I get my blood pressure checked?

  • If I have had an emergency, how do I get a copy of the incident report?

  • If I lock my keys inside my vehicle, will the fire department unlock it for me?

  • Does it cost me anything when I call 9-1-1 for an emergency?

  • Why does a fire truck show up for a medical emergency?

Listed are some frequently asked questions about the department.  If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact