Carbon Monoxide--what is it and what do I need to do about it?
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, and many types of appliances and cooking devices. It can also be produced from vehicles that are idling. Click here for more information. Senate bill 183, also known as the "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act," requires that a carbon monoxide (CO) device be installed in all dwelling units intended for human occupancy.
Emergency exits in place of business--can I modify the exits to prevent theft?
Fire alarm system--do I have to do anything to maintain or service it?
Fire extinguishers--does the fire department service them?
Fire extinguishers--who services them?
Fire sprinkler inspections--will the fire department show me how to do my own quarterly inspections?
Fire sprinkler system contractor--where can I find one?
Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put fire sprinklers in my house if I remodel?
Culver City Ord. # 97-014, Section 1003.2.9. An Automatic fire-extinguishing (sprinkler) system shall be installed in every new building in the City, including any new residential building, hereinafter constructed or moved into the City, regardless of area separation or type of construction.
Section 1003.2.9(1) EXCEPTION: New buildings less than 500 square feet may be exempted with the concurrence of the Fire Chief and the Building Official.
Section 1003.2.9(2) In existing commercial, industrial and multi-family residential occupancies, fire sprinklers shall be required in existing and new portions of the building for height increase, area increases of 50% or more, and any occupancy change that increases fire risk or hazard.
Section 1003.2.9(3) Existing single family dwellings shall be required to install a full automatic fire sprinkler system in existing and new portions of the building when a story is added, more than 75% of the existing roof structure is replaced, or floor area is increased by more than 75%.
Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put them in the garage?
Fire sprinklers and home remodel--do I have to put them in the new portions of the building only?
Fire sprinklers in my place of business--am I responsible for maintenance or service?
Fire sprinklers--can I install them myself?
Hazardous material spill--who do I contact?
Hazardous materials--does Culver City have a program?
Hazardous material--what is it?
Home security system--can I connect my smoke detector so it dispatches the fire department?
No. The California Building Code requires that the residential smoke detector is local, for occupant notification only.
You can have a commercial type fire alarm system installed. That system, after review and approval from the fire department, can dispatch for fire response.
How do I get rid of old paint stored in my garage?
Permit and plan check fees--where do I find the fee schedule?
Smoke Alarms--how often should I change the batteries?
I am interested in getting an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Incident Report--what do I do?
You must present a request for a copy of an EMS report in person to the Culver City Fire Department Administration Office located on the third floor of Culver City City Hall, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
- Patient Requesting Copy: Photo identification is required and a waiver must be signed by the patient.
- Family Member of Deceased Patient Requesting Copy: Family member can obtain copy of EMS report with proof of death (Death Certificate, photo identification, and a waiver must be signed).
- An attorney can obtain a copy with a signed release form from the patient or via subpoena.
- Parent or Guardian Requesting Copy of minor's EMS Report: A parent or guardian can obtain a copy of a minor's EMS report with child's birth certificate and parent/guardian Identification.
- The cost of obtaining a copy of the report is $5.00. Please make checks payable to the CITY OF CULVER CITY.
Where can I safely get rid of expired or unwanted medicine?
*Note: It is illegal for household hazardous waste collection centers and events to collect controlled substances. You must take controlled substances to an approved Controlled Substance Public Disposal Location.
The Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, typically hosts a collection event in April and/or October of each year.
Why can't I go to any hospital that I want?
Why do I have to pay for transport to the hospital?
Why does dispatch send a fire truck when I called for paramedics?
How do I become a firefighter?
I am interested in getting a Fire Incident Report--what do I do?
Is there a difference between a fire truck and a fire engine?
Leaking fire hydrant--what do I do?
Please call Golden State Water for assistance and hydrant service at (800) 999-4033.
What are the qualifications for firefighter?
When does the department hire firefighters?
Why do I always see fire trucks parked at the grocery store?
How do I ensure I have installed my child’s car seat properly?
Visit the California Highway Patrol (CHP) website for detailed info. If you are not confident on how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact your local CHP Office and ask to speak with a passenger safety technician. Culver City’s Local Office is:
Office hours: Monday – Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
I would like to host a public education event--what do I do?
I would like to schedule a fire station tour--what do I do?
Culver City Fire Station tours are conducted only on Fridays, except the first Friday of the month. Tours are available at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Groups of children must have one adult for every six children. Our station tours are designed for schools and organizations within the Culver City. Citizens of Culver City interested in touring the Fire Stations are encouraged to attend our Annual Fire Service Day, an open house event held in May.
Tours are conducted at:
- Fire Station 1 - Headquarters, 9600 Culver Boulevard
- Fire Station 2 - 11252 Washington Boulevard
- Fire Station 3 - 6030 Bristol Parkway