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What We Do

Car Seat and Passenger Safety

The Menlo Park Fire District currently has trained personnel to assist with car seat safety inspections and installations. Contact Carol Parker at 650.688.8415 to schedule an appointment. Appointments only and plan on spending 1 hour per car seat. Car seat inspections and installation services are also provided by the Menlo Park Police Department or Redwood City CHP. You may reach the Menlo Park Police Department at 650.330.6300 or Redwood City CHP at 650.369.6261

           Links
                        National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
                        Safe Kids USA
                        Pupil Transportation Safety Institute
                        SeatBeltSafe USA
                        School Bus Information Council 

CPR/First Aid

            MPFPD EMS/CPR Information

            Links
                        American Red Cross: Bay Area
                        American Heart Association

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

We do not get to pick when or where a natural disaster or catastrophe takes place. We must all be prepared. You can participate in training and be part of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or receive Personal Emergency Preparedness training to be ready in your own household. Visit the following links to learn more:

           MPFPD's CERT Webpage

           Links

                        Be Prepared California
                        The Governor's Office of Emergency Services
                       
Evacuation Planning

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will help you and your business, Health Care Facilities, Homeowners, and schools with developing a proper emergency and evacuation plan. This will be culminated by practicing and evaluating a fire and evacuation drill.  Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 650.688.8425 to schedule an appointment to begin your emergency plan.

Fire Extinguisher training

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will provide fire extinguisher education and training at your business.  We recommend scheduling a demonstration when it is time for the annual servicing of your business fire extinguishers. Please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 650.688.8425 to schedule an appointment to learn when and how to use a fire extinguisher.

Fire Safety Inspections

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District under the CA Fire Code performs annual inspections to ensure every citizen, employee and business owner is working and living in the safest conditions that meet today’s current codes. Inspections are also performed on all new constructed business and homes to ensure that all life safety systems are installed properly and to current CA Code and local ordinances.

Fire Sprinklers

        Home Sprinkler Info

Household Hazardous Materials

Coming Soon

Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program

It is estimated that over 50% of all residential fires are started by juveniles.  It is important to intervene early with any juvenile that may be showing interest or have experienced fire. The Menlo Park Fire District has certified personnel that can help intervene and provide a proper route of education and resources for juveniles showing interest or having experienced fire.  Please call the Menlo Park Fire Prevention Bureau at 650.688.8425 to speak with a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist.