Answers to frequently asked questions and solutions to some common problems.
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I do not live in Wyoming, can I still join the department?
Yes. We have several members that live outside of Wyoming. We require any members with more than a 5 minute response time from their house to the station to schedule on-station time in order to respond to calls.
Is the Wyoming Fire Department a paid or volunteer department?
Both. We run paid part-time medics 24/7 365. However, we also have volunteer EMT’s that run with the medics as well as volunteer firefighters that respond to fire and emergency calls. Our volunteers will respond from home if they live within 5 minutes of the station, or will respond directly from the station if they live outside of the 5 minute response time.
I need a copy of my record for a recent fire or EMS/ambulance call.
Please contact the station for records request at 513.821.6836.
Do you offer CPR or other classes to the community?
Yes. Please see the CPR Education page under the Community tab for upcoming classes.
If I have a medical emergency, is it best to drive to the station?
No. If you have any kind of emergency, you should dial 911. If you drive to the station, the ambulance at that station might be on another call, and it will take longer to get another ambulance to you then if you had just called right away. Always dial 911.
My smoke detector beeps every few seconds, do I need to call the fire department?
Generally a chirping sound every few seconds indicates a low battery or other problem in the detector. A smoke warning is typically a loud, continuous beeping sound. The chirping generally requires replacing the battery, which is a service the Fire Department provides. A smoke warning alert indicates that there is probably cause for alarm and you should call 911 for the Fire Department, even if you do not see smoke right away.
Do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
Yes. In general, carbon monoxide is caused by incomplete combustion of fuel. In a residence, this is usually caused by malfunctioning gas appliances such as the furnace or hot water heater. In some cases, automobile exhaust has drifted into a home while a vehicle was running in the garage and caused problems for the occupants.
Where do I put my carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide weighs roughly the same as air and hence does not rise as quickly as smoke. Plug in units seem to have greater reliability than battery operated devices, although both work well. It is recommended that carbon monoxide detectors be placed in the same vicinity as each smoke detector in the home. As with smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors should be tested periodically.
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