Fire Department FAQ

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The best fire prevention is knowledge. This page is designed to provide you with some information and tips on fire safety. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Request a Fire Report

How do I request a copy of a fire report?

You may call or stop by either Fire Station to request a fire report.

Station #1 
1605 Santa Fe Trail

Station #2
1102 Nevada Ave

Station Tours

Can I schedule a tour of a fire station?
Firefighters love to show off the trucks and stations. You can call either Fire Station to schedule a tour. Just let us know the date, time, number and age group of the visitors.

Station #1 
1605 Santa Fe Trail

Station #2
1102 Nevada Ave

Commercial Building Inspections

What does a Fire Inspector look for when inspecting my business?
To help you prepare for an inspection, please use our PRE-FIRE INSPECTION CHECKLIST. If you have any questions, you can call 719-846-3411 or 719-846-8664 to speak with a firefighter.

ISO Rating

What is the ISO rating for the City of Trinidad?
The current ISO rating is class 3.

Smoke Detectors

How many smoke detectors should I have in my house?
The National Fire Protection Association recommends the following:
  • Smoke alarm/detectors on every level of your home, including the basement
  • Smoke alarm/detectors in each bedroom and outside each sleeping area
Where should I place smoke detectors in my house?
Smoke alarms/detectors should be placed at least 10 feet away from any cooking appliance. Detectors should be placed high a wall with the top of the alarm/detector no more than 12 inches from the ceiling. They should not be placed near vents, ceiling fans or windows to allow for best operation.
How often should I test my smoke detectors?
You should test your smoke detectors every month and change the batteries every year.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

How many carbon monoxide detectors should I have in my home?
Each floor of the home needs a carbon monoxide detector, especially those with a fuel burning appliance like a furnace, fireplace or water heater.
Where should I place carbon monoxide detectors in my house?
Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed 5-20 feet from any fuel burning appliance like a furnace, fireplace, or water heater. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located outside any sleeping areas.
How often should I replace a carbon monoxide detector?
All carbon monoxide detectors come with an expiration date stamped on the label. They are typically good for 5 - 7 years.

Open Burning

What are requirements for open burning in the city?
The City of Trinidad does not allow any open burning of trash or weeds inside the city limits.  All recreational fires must obtain a Special Burn Permit from the Fire Chief, located at Station #2, 1102 Nevada Ave., 719-846-3411, prior to the event.