Hamilton Fire Department FAQ
How many smoke alarms should I have in my home?

At least one inside every sleeping area, and one within 10 feet of the door on the outside for that same area, and a minimum of one per level of the home.

How often should I change my smoke alarm batteries?

At least twice a year is recommended. It is easiest to keep up with if you do this when you chance your clocks in the spring and fall.

Do you have free smoke alarms?

From time to time we do. It is best to call (205) 921-2877 and check our current supply.

Where should my fire extinguisher be located in the kitchen?

Preferably not near the stove, as the stove is likely where the fire will be. It should be readily available on an adjacent wall.

How many firefighters are there in Hamilton?

We operate with 8 full time firefighters and about twenty volunteers.

Do you have paramedics at the fire department?

We do have medically trained personnel; we only provide first responder aid on medical calls as we respond along with Regional Paramedical Services.

How do I get a building permit?

Contact Hamilton City Hall at (205) 921-2121.

How do I get a power inspection done, so the power company will turn my power on?

For an imspection request, please contact Hamilton City Hall at (205) 921-2121.

Contact Hamilton Fire Department
Hamilton Fire & Rescue Department
561 Sixth Street Southwest
PO Box 188
Hamilton AL 35570

Emergency Phone: 911
Phone: (205) 921-2877