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El Segundo Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How can I improve fire safety at home?

  • What kind of fire extinguisher is best for home use?

  • I’ve never handled an extinguisher before. How should I use it?

  • Are all Firefighters required to be a Paramedic?

  • What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my home?

  • What rating fire extinguisher is required for a business?

  • Do Paramedics also fight fire?

  • When should I replace a fire extinguisher?

  • How many Firefighters are on duty?

  • What do I do with my old fire extinguisher?

  • What should I do with an expired fire extinguisher?

  • How many smoke detectors do I need at home? Where do I install them?

  • How many smoke detectors do I need in my home to provide adequate protection for my family and where do I install them?

  • What projects require a building permit?

  • How much does a Recreation I.D. Card Cost?

  • What type of smoke detector should I buy?

  • Will I need additional permits?

  • Do I need to submit drawings to get a permit?

  • How do I know if my smoke detector is working properly? How long do batteries last in a smoke detector?

  • How do I reserve a tennis or racquetball court?

  • When are the City of El Segundo's elections held?

  • How can I get a Library card?

  • How do I get a tour of the fire station?

  • How do I get my plans checked?

  • How do I make a picnic reservation?

  • How do you decide the right emergency response?

  • How often should a fire alarm system be tested?

  • What are the Firefighters schedules like? Do the Firefighters spend the night at the fire station?

  • What happens when someone dials 9-1-1?

  • Where do I get more information about voting and elections?

  • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter?

  • How can I get my blood pressure checked?

  • How can I renew library materials?

  • How do I get information regarding class registration and drama productions?

  • How does the daily operation of the Fire Department function?

  • How is response to emergencies determined?

  • How often should my sprinkler or standpipe system be tested?

  • What about a major emergency?

  • Where do I renew or apply for a passport?

  • Does the City get less fire protection when our units are out of town?

  • How do I get information on older adults and transportation services?

  • How do I renew an expired library account?

  • How often should my business/home be inspected?

  • I have some old paint, paint thinner, oil and rags in my garage. What should I do with them?  

  • What do you do when you’re not fighting fires?

  • What type of extension cord or power strip can I use?

  • Who are the City of El Segundo's elected officials?

  • Can I submit plans for a plan check prior to receiving other City approvals (AUP, CUP, Precise Plan, etc.)?

  • How do I get in contact with the City Council?

  • How do I get information regarding Adult Sports or reserving a field?

  • How do I place a hold?

  • Is it OK to burn trash, clippings or leaves outdoors?

  • What is Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)?

  • What size address is required on a business or residence?

  • Who cooks the meals at the station?

  • Can I use my LA County Library or LA Public Library card?

  • How can my children get involved in a youth sports league?

  • How do I expedite a plan check?

  • What does the City Council do?

  • What kind of medical services does the Fire Department have?

  • What’s involved in a plan check for fire prevention?

  • When and where does the City Council meet?

  • Who cleans the station?

  • Do field changes (modifications to approved plans) need to be approved?

  • Do I need to live in El Segundo to get an El Segundo Public Library card?

  • How can I be alerted in an emergency?

  • Where are the swimming pools in El Segundo?

  • Where can I see City Council agendas and minutes?

  • Why does a fire engine respond with an ambulance?

  • Can I tour the fire station with my family or my class?

  • How can I address a concern at a City Council meeting?

  • How do I get an item on the City Council agenda?

  • Is there a limit of how many items I can check out?

  • Some cities allow work without a permit until the first inspection is required. Does El Segundo allow this?

  • What do you look for during a fire inspection?

  • What form of government do we have in El Segundo?

  • Where are the City parks located?

  • Why do so many firefighters come to do the annual inspections?

  • Why do so many firefighters respond to a medical emergency? 

  • Do you monitor the refinery? What about other chemical operations?

  • How can I apply to serve on a Committee, Commission or Board?

  • How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)?

  • How do I bring up a subject before a Council meeting?

  • How do I replace a lost or stolen library card

  • How do I turn on water service?

  • What does the Fire Department have to offer to local businesses?

  • What types of plans can be reviewed over-the-counter?

  • Can I be transported to the hospital of my choice?

  • Can I burn something outdoors?

  • Can I make copies at the Library?

  • How can I request an inspection?

  • What is involved in plan check for fire prevention?

  • What services does the Fire Department offer local businesses?

  • When is my water bill due?

  • Where can I get information about CPR and First Aid classes?

  • Who can reserve facilities at Recreation Park?

  • Who is on the City's Committees, Commissions and Boards?

  • Are you interested in becoming a Firefighter?

  • Can you take me to the hospital I choose?

  • Does the Library have tax forms?

  • How do I file a claim against the City?

  • How do I obtain sandbags to protect my residence/business from flooding?

  • How do I pay my water bill?

  • How do you encourage fire prevention?

  • What are the construction hours in El Segundo?

  • What does it cost to swim at the City Plunge?

  • What if I don’t make a payment after the 10-day past due notice?

  • Who are the City Council-appointed officials?

  • Can local artists, groups and businesses display their work at the Library?

  • Does El Segundo offer a Firefighter Reserve/Auxiliary Firefighter program?

  • Does the Fire Department charge a fee to respond to an emergency?

  • How can I find out what recreation programs are offered by the City?

  • If I suspect a poison was swallowed, what phone number should I call?

  • What are counter review times?

  • What are the requirements for address numbers?

  • What does the Fire Department do to let people know how to stop fires from occurring?

  • What happens if my water payment is late?

  • What should I do in case of a chemical release?

  • What types of plan reviews does the Building and Safety Department offer?

  • Where do I go to file a claim that is not against the City?

  • Does the Library offer scanning, fax or test proctoring services?

  • How do I get a Recreation ID?

  • How do I get water service restored?

  • How do I turn off water service?

  • How do I view the City of El Segundo's Municipal Code?

  • What do I need to do to get the tree in front of my house trimmed?

  • What does a Council do?

  • Where can I get additional information?

  • Where can I get sandbags to protect my home or business from flooding?

  • Where can I read a copy of the International Fire Code?

  • Where is the Water Billing office located?

  • Which community colleges in our area offer fire science and academy programs?

  • Are inspections offered on Fridays?

  • CalARP: Where can I find more information on the RMP?

  • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter by the Fire Department?

  • Can I make a police report over the phone?

  • Did we just have an earthquake, power outage, plane crash, etc.?

  • Do I need an appointment to speak to a Plan Check Engineer?

  • Do we take fingerprints?

  • Does the city street sweep on rainy days?

  • Does the El Segundo Police Department serve court notices?

  • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Dispose of HHW Properly?

  • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Know if My Business Has Hazardous Waste?

  • Hazardous Waste: What is Hazardous Waste?

  • Hazardous Waste: What is Sludge?

  • Hazardous Waste: What Is Spent Material?

  • Hazardous Waste: What Is Use Constituting Disposal?

  • How can I confirm if my inspection request made it to the schedule?

  • How can I contact my inspector?

  • How can I find out about programs, classes or camps that are offered by the City?

  • How can I get my car out of impound?

  • How can I obtain an employment application?

  • How do I apply for a business tax registration?

  • How do I ask a question not found here?

  • How do I file a restraining order?

  • How do I know if I already have a governmentjobs.com account?

  • How do I register for one of your camps, classes or programs?

  • How do I report a street lamp outage?

  • How often do you test for Police positions?

  • How often will my facility or business be inspected by the El Segundo CUPA?

  • How to obtain a copy of a police report?

  • In one visit, how many different plans/projects can I submit at once?

  • Is street sweeping enforced on holidays?

  • Is street sweeping still enforced on holidays?

  • Is there an additional charge for a field change?

  • Is there street sweeping on rainy days?

  • What are phone numbers for other Police Departments?

  • What are the crime statistics for El Segundo?

  • What are the requirements to become a Lateral Police Officer?

  • What are the requirements to become a Police Cadet?

  • What are the requirements to become a Police Officer?

  • What can I see the city jobs available in El Segundo?

  • What court does El Segundo Police Department file cases with?

  • What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?

  • What do I do to apply online?

  • What do I need to bring with me to re-submit plans?

  • What if a crime occurred on a state freeway?

  • What if this happened in another city can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?

  • What is a known suspect?

  • What is an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST)?

  • What is an SPCC Plan?

  • What is the difference between an ordinance, the City’s municipal code and the City’s zoning code?

  • What is the turnaround time for an "accelerated" plan check submittal versus a "regular" plan check submittal?

  • What online application system does the City of El Segundo use?

  • When is street sweeping?

  • When will my company receive our check?

  • When will my company receive our refund?

  • Where can I access a public computer to complete my application?

  • Where can I check my plan check status?

  • Who handles City tree services?

  • Who will see my application materials when I apply?

  • Will I receive a confirmation email or call for my inspection request?

  • Will you notify me by email?