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The El Segundo Police Department has cancelled all Police Department community outreach events until further notice. The action is taken as a precaution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The City of El Segundo continues to cooperate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the El Segundo Unified School District to respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County. Click here for additional information, resources and full list of facilities closures and classes, activities and events cancellations.  

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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?

  • Data overages and charges from AT&T during the COVID-19 situation

  • 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?

  • ESUSD Superintendent Message 3.24.2020

  • Eviction Information during the COVID-19 emergency

  • 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?

  • Information from SoCal Gas

  • 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?

  • Southern California Edison Information

  • Use of Dockweiler Beach RV Park / LA County Dockweiler?

  • 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 I am sick?

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

  • What do I do to apply online?

  • What Do I Do When My Business Leaves the City?

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

  • What Do I need to Do If My Business Leaves the City?

  • What Do I Need to Do If My Business Leaves the City?

  • 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?

  • Where can I find information about COVID-10 senior programs and information?

  • 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?