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Yes, At this time the Clinton Fire Department (CFD) does have a smoke detector program where we will come to your house and install 3 smoke detectors, and also evaluate your home and inform you where smoke detectors should be placed, if all you smoke detectors are working, and also if you have a sufficient amount of smoke detectors in your residence. This program is offered to homeowners inside the City Of Clinton. This program does not work for apartments or rental homes. That is the responsibility of the landlord. For more questions please visit our Building and Neighborhood Services page.
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This is covered in the City Of Clinton Ordinance Number 2429 (PDF). To report an Illegal burn please contact our dispatch at 563-242-9211.
All ambulance bills are handled by PCC Ambulance Billing Service. They can be reached at 877-882-9911.
While some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls may be handled with just the two personnel on the ambulance, there are many that require additional help. All Clinton Firefighters are also highly trained paramedics, therefore you received the top care with the first arriving unit. Nearly every EMS system sends a unit to "back" the ambulance for a number of reasons. First, nearly every life-threatening emergency incident is best handled with at least two paramedics in addition to the driver. In this incident, the two Paramedics on the ambulance would tend to the patient while the officer on the engine drives them to the hospital. Second, there is not always enough reliable information on the patient condition to determine if additional help is needed. Valuable time may be lost if additional personnel are not dispatched until the ambulance arrives and makes an assessment. Finally, even so-called "routine" medical calls often require the patient to be lifted into the back of the ambulance. Even if the patient is not obese, it is safer for the patient and reduces injuries of the personnel to have additional help to lift.
When the fire truck is not needed in an incident, it is released to go back into service as soon as possible. The cost of the fuel to have the extra help immediately available when it is needed is a small cost when compared to the loss of precious minutes when a life is on the line.