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How do I get a Recreational Fire Permit?
A Recreational Fire permit can be obtained at the Fire Department Administrative Office (Station 1) at 1111 Horizon Court, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm. Recreational Fire Permits are $25, required to be renewed each year and expire on December 31st of the year of issue. Click here to view the burning guidelines. You must be the homeowner (or if renting, have signed permission from the homeowner) and present a valid ID when applying. Payment may be cash or check.


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1. Do you offer CPR classes and how do I sign up?
2. Do I need a permit to burn leaves?
3. How do I get a Recreational Fire Permit?
4. Who should I call if my neighbor is burning illegally? Will my name be given out if someone inquires about who complained?
5. How do I safely dispose of old fireworks, gasoline, oil, or other hazardous products?
6. Can I drop off old medication/diabetic needles for disposal?
7. Do you give away free smoke alarms?
8. Do you give away carbon monoxide detectors?
9. Do you give away free bike helmets?
10. Why is the homeowner responsible for an illegal burn when someone else (ie: contractor) was burning on my property?
11. Who do I call regarding my ambulance bill?
12. How can I get a copy of my Fire or EMS report? Is there a charge for a copy of the report?
13. Can I have a BBQ grill on my balcony?
14. Are space heaters allowed for commercial businesses?
15. Does the Fire Department have wheelchairs, crutches or walkers available for use or rent?
16. Do you install child car seats? Is there a cost for this?
17. Can I use a car seat if it has been in a minor vehicle accident and my child was not in the car at the time?
18. I received a bill for ambulance service that my insurance should cover. How do I get this fixed?
19. How do I obtain a Knox Box?
20. If I have a Knox Box (residential or commercial) from another city, can that box be used in Rochester Hills?
21. How do I file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request?
22. Do you give tours of the fire department?
23. Can I put a generator in the garage when my power goes out?
24. How does PPC Information Affect Individual Insurance Policies?

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