Frequently Asked Questions
I called for an ambulance, why did a fire truck show up?
There are several reasons why a fire truck shows up when you called for an ambulance; the fire truck may have been returning from another run or is closer than the medic. Another reason is the fire truck brings additional personnel to assist with the two on the ambulance. Our first out fire trucks are stocked with the many of the same life-saving drugs as on the ambulances and an AED, allowing us to start possible life-saving measures quicker.
Why do I see fire trucks/ambulances at the store?
A shift for an average firefighter is 24 hours, which includes cooking meals. Firefighters pay money out of their own pockets at the beginning of their shift and then will make a quick trip to the grocery store for the day's meals.
What should I do if I think I smell natural gas?
Evacuate your home, call 911 from a cellphone or neighbors house. Do not attempt to shut off the gas or pilot light as this can cause a spark and igniting a gas leak.
What should I do if my Carbon Monoxide detector is going off?
Evacuate your home, call 911 from a cellphone or neighbors house. We ask that you do not try to ventilate your home before the fire department arrives. If the Carbon Monoxide has been ventilated before our arrival, it can make it hard for us to find where it is coming from and fix the problem.
Can I get a copy of a fire or EMS report?
Yes, you can! If you are requesting a copy of a report for an incident that involves you, please call at least 24 hours ahead to Station 51 at (740) 522-4585 Monday thru Friday and your report should be ready to pick up the following day. Please bring in a valid photo ID as you will not be able to pick up your report without it.
Will I get a bill for being transported to the hospital?
Why do I see trucks from Newark/Hebron/Granville, etc in Heath?
The Heath Fire Department has what we call a Mutual-Aid Agreement throughout Licking County. This allows us to call our surrounding fire departments for assistance or vise-versa.