Anniston Fire Department FAQ

 
 
    1.  How do I schedule a Fire Prevention Station Tour for children to learn fire safety?
    2.  Can I have a Firefighter come to my class and talk about Fire Safety and Fire Prevention?
    3.  Can I get a copy of a fire report or accident report from the Fire Department?
    4.  Do I need a permit to burn in the Anniston area?
    5.  How can I become an Anniston Firefighter?
    6.  What is the Insurance Service Office Fire Protection Class Rating (ISO rating) for the City of Anniston?
    7.  Can I have my blood pressure checked at an Anniston Fire Station?
    8.  What codes are used by the Fire Prevention Bureau?
    9.  When should I change the batteries in my smoke detector?
 

 
    Q.  How do I schedule a Fire Prevention Station Tour for children to learn fire safety?
    A. 

To schedule a group Station Tour for children call 256-231-7645.  The tour will be conducted by Firefighters and will include:

1.  A video on fire safety.

2.  A tour of the living quarters, dispatch area, and sleeping quarters.

3.  A tour of the truck bay - complete with all the BRT's (Big Red Trucks)!                        

4.  The Little House, which is used to teach each child what to do in case of a real fire at their home.

    Q.  Can I have a Firefighter come to my class and talk about Fire Safety and Fire Prevention?
    A.  Yes!  Contact the Fire Department at 256-231-7645 to schedule a time and date for someone to speak on Fire Safety and Fire Prevention at your school in the Anniston area. The demonstration will be suited to the age of the children in the class.
 
    Q.  Can I get a copy of a fire report or accident report from the Fire Department?
    A.  Yes. The report can be picked up at the #1 Station at 225 East 17th Street.  You will need the date of the accident or fire, and there will be a $10.00 charge due at the time the report is picked up at the station.
 
    Q.  Do I need a permit to burn in the Anniston area?
    A.  Yes.  A permit is required any time you burn in the city limits of Anniston and in the police jurisdiction.  Call 256-231-7644 or 256-231-7645 on the day you want to burn.  Someone will come to your location and survey the area near the fire.  Permits are issued when weather conditions are favorable.  There is no charge for the permit.
 
    Q.  How can I become an Anniston Firefighter?
    A.  Firefighter is a civil service position, so your first step is to complete and submit an application to the Anniston Civil Service Board.  You must be at least 19 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, you must possess a valid Alabama driver's license. If hired, you will be subject to the training requirements of the Alabama Firefighter's Personnel Standards Commission. You also will be required to obtain and maintain an EMT license.
 
    Q.  What is the Insurance Service Office Fire Protection Class Rating (ISO rating) for the City of Anniston?
    A.  The current ISO rating for Anniston is a Class 2.
 
    Q.  Can I have my blood pressure checked at an Anniston Fire Station?
    A. 

Yes, personnel at any of our stations will be glad to check your blood pressure.  Our normal business hours are: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Q.  What codes are used by the Fire Prevention Bureau?
    A.  We use the 2003 International Building Code (IBC), and all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes that are enforced by the State Fire Marshal.
 
    Q.  When should I change the batteries in my smoke detector?
    A.  We recommend that you change the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year.  The easiest way to remember is to change them when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends each year in the Spring and Fall.