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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I request a copy of an incident report?
Download the incident report request form.  You can drop it by the station, fax it to 281.444.1524, or email the completed form to info @ championsfire.org
 
What is the ISO class of Champions ESD?
Champions ESD has an ISO rating of "3".  The Fire Department was last surveyed by ISO in 2009.   
 
Can I burn trash, leaves, or trimings, at my house or business?
In general, outdoor burning within ESD29, and most of Harris County for that matter, is illegal.  The rule of thumb is this: 

  • Residential burning is prohibited if you have regular trash pick up
  • Commercial burning is always prohibited unless you have special permission from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Check the Harris Co Fire Marshal's Office website for more info or download this information here from TCEQ.


What phone number should my alarm company use when reporting a fire alarm at my address?
281.537.8555 (this number is ONLY for alarm company use--individuals must report emergencies by calling 911.) Contact your alarm company to make sure this is the number they are using if you live in the Champions area. Many times we find that alarm companies are calling the Houston Fire Department, which causes a delay in reporting your alarm to us.
                                                                                 
My cat ran up a tree and won't come down. Will the fire department come help?
For safety and insurance reasons, the fire department is not able to respond to these types of calls. However, if an animal is in need of some other type of rescue (stuck in a fence or storm sewer drain), call us and we will attempt a rescue.

If a cat is stuck in a tree, keep other animals and people away from the tree and place some food at the bottom. The cat will come down when it feels safe or gets hungry.

Does the fire department refill/recharge fire extinguishers?
No, we don't even refill our own. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Fire and Safety Equipment." There are companies listed that do that. Sometimes it may be beneficial to just buy a new extinguisher though, and some cannot be recharged after use.

There is a fire hydrant flowing water on my street. Will the fire department come shut it off?
No, the fire department is not responsible for fire hydrants. Your water department or Municipal Utility District is in charge of hydrants and there may be a reason why they're flowing, such as testing or maintenance. Please contact your local water department.
 
Does the fire department install or inspect child safety seats?
No, currently the fire department does not perform this service. Most people don't realize that there is extensive training required to properly install and inspect car seats. Cypress Creek EMS currently does provide this service. Visit their website or call 281.378.0800 for more information.

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