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Provides resources for answering questions about customer service. 

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DC Fire and EMS provides blood pressure screening on a walk-in basis at any fire station.

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Learn how to request a fire inspection for your business.

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Apply for consumer fireworks permits from  the DC Fire & EMS Departments Fire Prevention Division.

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Offers CPR training to members of the community under the American Heart Association guidelines.

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Inspection of residential dwellings are available by appointment.

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Fire safety videos are an important resource for the citizens of the District of Columbia. The goal is to reduce the number of fire-related deaths, injuries and protecting our community.

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Smoke Alarm

District-wide initiative ensures that all DC homes have working smoke alarms.

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Home Safety Inspection

DC Fire and EMS Department's Firefighting Division offers fire safety inspections by appointment. 

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The Juvenile Firesetter's Intervention Program is a four week intervention program which services children between the ages 2-17 who have exhibited fire related behavior.

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Learn about the operations and practices that require a proper fire code compliance review and the issuance of operational permits by the DC Fire and EMS Department.

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All 33 DC Fire/EMS Department fire stations and the fireboat are designed as “Safe Places” for youths in crisis 24 hours a day through Project Safe Place.

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FEMS offers fire safety and fire prevention presentations at no cost throughout the community.

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Tours of your local fire station are available upon request.