The Redwood City Fire Department has traditionally never worn a patch. We DO NOT have patches for sale or any other reason.
Do I need a smoke detector?
A smoke detector is ALWAYS recommended and required by code as listed below:
In dwelling units, smoke detectors shall be mounted on the ceiling or wall at a point centrally located in the corridor or area giving access to each separate sleeping area.
In dwelling units built after 1991 or when additions, alterations or repairs to the interior exceed $1,000 in valuation and require a building permit, smoke detectors shall be installed in each sleeping room and at a point centrally located in the corridor or area giving access to each sleeping area.
In all cases, when a dwelling unit has more than one story or has a basement, a smoke detector shall be installed on each story and in the basement.
How do I get a copy of an Incident/Investigative report?
A Fire Incident Report is created for every call which the Redwood City Fire Department responds. Requests for Incident Reports are made in writing and directed to the Redwood City Fire Department at Secretaries@redwoodcity.org. There is a nominal charge.
When an incident is under investigation (for suspicion of criminal activity) a Fire Investigation report is created. This document is classified and a subpoena is required to obtain a copy. Fees are applied.
How do I schedule a ride along?
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and should schedule the ride along here. The Station Captain approves the time of the ride-along. The ride along program hours is between 0800 and 2100 hours.
I have some old paint and dead batteries in my garage and am afraid they are a fire hazard. What should I do?
All household hazardous items (batteries, oil, antifreeze, paint, fertilizers, pesticides, thermometers/thermostats, cleaning agents, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs) need to be disposed through the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program. Call (650) 363-4718 or http://www.smhealth.org/hhw for an appointment.
I need help installing my child’s car safety seat. Who should I call?
The following agencies can help you with your car seat installation:
My neighbor is burning in their backyard. What should I do?
Please call Bay Area Air Quality Control to report it. (800) 792-0787 or (800) 334-ODOR. City of Redwood City ordinance prohibits open burning.
Our fire extinguisher is old/been used. Does the Fire Department refill them?
The Redwood City Fire Department does not service fire extinguishers. Please find a professional fire extinguisher service company in the Yellow Pages under “Fire Extinguisher.”
What are your hours of operation?
The Administrative offices are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, except on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King
Thanksgiving and day after,
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
New Year’s Eve
Where do I submit plans for Fire Department review?
A minimum of 2 copies of plans to be reviewed for incorporated Redwood City need to be submitted to the Building Permit Technician at the Building Counter in City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road. Plans for the unincorporated area protected by the Redwood City Fire Department shall be submitted to the San Mateo County Building Division at 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. Fees are applied.
R.C.F.D. plan checking contact (650) 780-7350
Building Permit Information (650) 780-7350
Permits Technician/Plan Status for City submitted plans (650) 780-7349
County Building Department for County submitted plans (650) 599-7311