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First of all, there is a steady influx of new employees at the BSFD. As part of the initial and on-going training, new firefighters are required to learn how to safely operate both the ambulances and fire units. The best way to accomplish this is to allow them to operate these vehicles under direct supervision of a more experienced firefighter.
Secondly, the firefighter may be learning a particular part of town by driving that area to familiarize themselves with the streets, dips, curves, etc.
Lastly, the department performs periodic checks of fire hydrants throughout town. This includes checking hydrants for damage, paint condition, location, etc. Citizens can rest assured that all units are available for immediate response to an emergency, if needed. Please call 432-264-2304, for more information.
Whenever you are going to start a project, contact the Building Inspection Department to verify if permits are required. This will not only help in your decision making process, but also may save time and money by avoiding potential non-compliance with various City Codes and Ordinances. For more information, please call the Permits Department at (432)-264-2504.
Some projects that require permits include, but are not limited to:
Cosmetic projects that do not require permits include:
Yes, a permit is required for the siding or covering the eaves of your home. Please call 432-264-2504 for more information.