Submit plans to the Building Division during the counter hours of 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Call the Peninsula Humane Society at (650) 340-8200 or visit the society’s website.
No. The San Carlos Fire Department is not a drop-off site for unused medication. The San Carlos Sheriff's Bureau has a drop-off receptacle at City Hall, located at 600 Elm Street.
Yes. The California Health & Safety Code requires carbon monoxide detectors installed in all existing family dwelling units since July 1, 2011 and in all other dwelling units since January 1, 2013. For more information regarding carbon monoxide detectors, follow the link below.
The American Red Cross offers classes in first aid and CPR. Follow the link below for upcoming classes.
We do not service fire extinguishers. Please find a professional fire extinguisher service company in the Yellow Pages or online under "fire extinguisher."
Call the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program at (650) 372-6200 or make an appointment online at the following link.
How do I dispose of hazardous waste such as old paint, aerosol sprays, fluorescent lamps, propane tanks, automotive products, thermometers and other mercury products, batteries, etc.?
Call the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program at (650) 372-6200 or make an appointment online at the link below.
The four basic steps include:
- Draw a floor plan of your home.
- Agree on a meeting place.
- Practice your escape plan.
- Make your exit drill realistic.
For tips on establishing an escape plan and other safety information, visit the National Fire Protection Association website.
Lock boxes and Knox-Boxes can be ordered online from the manufacturer through the link below. More information about Knox-Boxes is also available at the link.
Complete a public information release form at the link below. Submit the completed form to us along with the fee of $15 per incident. Investigation reports are classified and require a subpoena to obtain a copy.
Contact the California Water Service at (650) 558-7800.
You can schedule a fire station tour by filling out the application using the link provided below. Please allow a minimum of two weeks advance notice.
You must be at least 18 years old and call (650) 780-7400. The ride-along program hours are between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Station Captain must approve the time of the ride-along.
At least one smoke detector should be on every floor, including the basement, and one in every bedroom.
Make sure you change the batteries in your smoke detectors once a year. An easy way to remember this important responsibility is to change your smoke detector batteries when you set your clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall. In the meantime, press the button on your smoke detector to make sure it works at least once a month. If at any time your smoke detector begins to chirp or make a similar noise consistently, it’s a signal that the battery needs to be changed.
I need help installing a child's car safety seat. Can I bring it to the fire station for installation?
No. The San Carlos Fire Department does not install child car safety seats. Contact the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office at (650) 257-3401 Ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.
Contact the Bay Area Air Quality Control District at (800) 334-6367.
Yes. The plan should include two ways out of every room and every floor. It is important to have a meeting place for family members and to practice the drill monthly, and more frequently if any children live in the home.
Fire stations are always open for service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The administrative office in Redwood City is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A list of our fees can be found at the link below.
Look for a multi-purpose extinguisher. The rating label will have an ABC rating. This extinguisher can be used on most household fires.
What should I do if I smell smoke, witness a fire, a chemical release or a medical or similar emergency?
Call 911, the emergency telephone number for the San Carlos Fire Department.
What should I do if I witness something I believe is a fire hazard in a building where I work, shop, or live?
Contact a Building Division representative first at (650) 802-4261. If you are still concerned after contacting this person, call our administrative office at (650) 780-7400. We will ask you share your name and telephone number, confidentially, should a fire inspector need to follow up with you. Unfortunately, anonymous reports cannot be accepted.