Why do I see fire trucks coming down the street with lights and sirens on and suddenly they shut their lights and sirens off?
In most cases what this means is that after the fire department was notified of an emergency and they began to respond to the call, they were either disregarded by another unit or an officer that arrived on the scene prior to that truck’s arrival.
How can we contact the Fire Department business office?
For emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, you can contact us by calling 281.997.5851.
How do I obtain a copy of an incident report?
The Pearland Fire Department creates an incident report for every call to which the department responds. Please have the date, address, and type of call available when you call. Requests can be made by calling the City Secretary’s office. You will be asked to submit a “Request for Public Information”.
What do I do if I see an emergency vehicle approaching from the front or rear of my vehicle?
Slow down, move as far to the right as possible, stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle(s) has passed. Be alert to the possibility there may be more than one emergency vehicle approaching. Do not suddenly slam on your brakes or stop directly in front of the emergency vehicle.
Who do I report Fire Code violations to?
Violations within the City of Pearland should be reported to the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650. Violations outside of the City of Pearland should be reported to the appropriate County Fire Marshal.
Who do I report Fire Lane Parking violations to?
Violations within the City of Pearland should be reported to the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650 (After hours: 281.997.4316). Violations outside of the City of Pearland should be reported to the appropriate County Sheriff’s Office.
Can I burn paper, trash, limbs, leaves, wood or other general refuse, build a bonfire or camp fire within the City of Pearland?
No! Open burning of any type is prohibited at all times within the City of Pearland, or within any area located in the Pearland extra territorial jurisdiction that is within 5000 feet of the Pearland City Limits, by Pearland, Texas, Code of Ordinances Chapter 10, Article III, Sections 10-46 and 10-47. For further information, contact the Pearland Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.997.4650.
What is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
There are several "levels" of personnel that PEMS employees. First, there is the EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician - Basic). These folks are trained in Basic Life Support.
Next, is the EMT-I (Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate). The Intermediate has some Advanced Life Support training (for example, they can establish intravenous lines and can endotracheally intubate patients).
The highest level of care is the EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician - PARAMEDIC) and the LP (Licensed Paramedic). PARAMEDICS perform MICU skills (Mobile Intensive Care Unit).
How do I get an EMS member to talk to my civic group, school, or participate in neighborhood activities?
Please call 281.997.5840 or email Raquel Garza. We will be happy to speak to your group, provide an ambulance to visit your function, or assist you in any way possible.
How do I pay my ambulance bill?
The City of Pearland uses the most current and acceptable rates for our area. For billing inquiries for ambulance service, please contact our billing department at 855.978.6304 (Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or e-mail email@example.com. Law firms, insurance companies, and record retrieval companies must request records electronically at www.chartswap.com.
Awareness is key. Everyone can help to prevent arson at construction sites.
Store solvents, fuels and tools in a locked storage container or remove them from the job site when you are not using them.
Request additional patrols or drive-bys from your local law enforcement.
Remove trash and debris from the job site.
Try not to store excess materials on the job site.
Secure doors and windows on structures when crews are not actively working on the property.
Awareness is essential. Become familiar with activities in your neighborhood.
Report odd or suspicious activities to your local law enforcement.
CPR & AED Awareness Week
Only 46% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from a bystander. That statistic includes bystanders who are either certified in BLS or who at least know the fundamentals of hands-only CPR.
Reasons bystanders have given for not providing CPR include:
that their skills are not up to date (28%)
CPR is too complicated (24%)
lack of confidence (18%).
It's hard to believe that anyone would fail to act if they witnessed a cardiac arrest. But, they often do. We in the resuscitation training community can help change that.
The American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council have combined efforts to focus this year’s CPR and AED awareness week on not only CPR skills, but on bystander willingness to act.