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Fire extinguishers are designed for certain types of materials and situations. "BC" fire extinguishers are recommended for a kitchen. These extinguishers are designed to more effective on grease, oils, and electrical fires. An "ABC" fire extinguisher is good for common items such as cloth, paper, and other ordinary combustibles.
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Odessa Fire Rescue has all eight engines staffed with paramedics and are equipped as advanced cardiac life support first responders. This gives the engine crew the capability to provide advanced airway access and administer cardiac drugs. A fire engine is sent automatically to assist on most emergency medical services calls.
Fire reports may be obtained from Odessa Fire Rescue Administrative offices at 1100 W 2nd Street, Odessa, TX. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and may be reached by calling 432-257-0518.
To obtain a copy of an EMS patient report or the actual patient or a medical authorization signed by the patient, you must present a proper ID. Due to medical information on the report, we can only release these reports with the patients consent. These reports are available at Fire Administration located at 1100 W 2nd Street, Odessa TX, 79763, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. There is a $2 charge for report copies.
Fire station tours can be arranged by appointment through the Odessa Fire Rescue Public Education Office. For more information, please contact the Fire Marshals Office at 432-257-0502.
Medical Alarms are not required to be registered with the City of Odessa. However, Fire Alarm systems must be registered. This includes residential and commercial alarm systems. Registration forms may be obtained through the Odessa Police Department Records Division. Commercial alarm fees are $25 for new registration and there is a $20 yearly renewal fee. Residential alarm fees are $20 for new registration and there is a $15 yearly renewal fee. Fines may result in failure to register an alarm. The City of Odessa will record false or mistaken alarms. Citations may be issued for three or more false/mistaken alarms within a 12 month period.
Contact the Police Department Records Unit at 432-335-3306 for more information.
The Odessa Fire Marshals office recommend two ways of reporting information on an Arson. Citizens may call the Odessa Fire Marshals Office at 432-257-0518 to provide information. If a caller wishes to remain anonymous or receive a reward for information, they may call Crime-Stoppers at 432-333-8477 (432-333-TIPS).
Hazardous conditions may be reported to the Fire Marshals office at 432-257-0518.
Conditions that involve high grass, weeds, tree limbs, debris, etc., in residential areas may be reported to Neighborhood Development, 432-335-4680.
All requests for a fire department presentation can be made to the Fire Marshal at 432-257-0518.
Several fire and injury prevention programs are available through the Odessa Fire Department at no charge. Programs are designed for pre-kindergarten to senior citizens. For more information, contact the Odessa Fire Marshals office at 432-257-0518.
All homes should have a smoke detector in or near sleeping areas. Smoke detectors can be wired into the existing electrical system (with a battery backup) or battery operated. Smoke detectors have a life expectancy of 10 years, so change the batteries at least once per year, and replace the smoke detector after 10 years or when the detector fails to work and/or test properly. If you need assistance with the installation of a battery operated smoke detector, call Odessa Fire Rescue. We will provide a smoke detector to homeowners who need assistance.
Contact 432-257-0502 for assistance or additional information.
Commercial property may be inspected throughout the year. To request a fire inspection or register a complaint, contact the Fire Marshals office at 432-257-0518.
Yes. Free preventive blood pressure checks are offered at each fire station.
Citizen comments are always welcome. You may call Odessa Fire Rescue Administration Offices at 432-257-0502 or visit our offices at 1100 W 2nd Street, Odessa, TX 79763. You may also mail comments to Odessa Fire Rescue, Administration Offices, P.O. Box 4398, Odessa, TX, 79760, or fill out our Online Contact Form.