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When planning a home fire escape plan, draw a floor plan of your home and include all windows, doors, halls, stairs and bedrooms. Make sure all rooms, especially bedrooms, have at least two exits. Draw dark arrows on your plan to indicate normal exits. Mark emergency escape routes with lighter arrows, these alternative exits are to be used when normal exits are blocked. Test your escape route, make sure windows can be opened easily, and that screens and storm windows can be removed from the inside. If your bedrooms are on the second floor, provide folding escape ladders to safely get to the ground level. To account for everyone's safety, select and list on your plan a definite meeting place outside the house. Please do not waste time gathering valuables or getting dressed, every second counts and your safety is paramount. Assign someone to assist infants, elderly, and handicapped family members. Be prepared to call the fire department from a neighbor’s house by dialing 9-1-1. Give the 9-1-1 operator your name, address, phone number, and type of emergency. Wait to answer any questions before terminating the call. Remember, practice is the only way this plan is learned and becomes second nature during an emergency. If you need assistance in developing a home fire escape plan, call the Fire Department at 281.403.4300.
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All fire permits are issued via the City Fire (Prevention) Department. Permit applications, payments, and status updates are available 24-7 using the city’s online permit system, Citizen Self Service (CSS).
For assistance in setting up an account and all services provided, view Missouri City CSS User Guide (PDF).
For additional fire permit questions or to speak with staff, please call 281-403-4365 or Email Fire Prevention Division during hours of operation.
Please submit an Online Public Information Request.
Household hazardous materials and electronics can be disposed of at the: Fort Bend County Recycling Center, 1200 Blume Road Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services operates from five fire stations. Groups of citizens, students, Cub Scouts, Brownies, or other similar organizations may request to be given tours of the fire stations. Each group will be briefed on the responsibility of the station, its personnel, and the assigned equipment. The tour information can be tailored to the group’s specific needs or age. An arrangement for tours and additional information is available by calling the Fire Department headquarters at 281.403.4300, Monday through Friday, or completing the Fire Resource Request Form online.
Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services provide a smoke detector program in which we will come to your house and assist with installation of new smoke detectors or servicing existing detectors. For more information on our smoke detector program or to schedule a visit please call 281.403.4300 or complete the Fire Resource Request Form online.
Call 9-1-1 for police, fire, and medical emergencies. When you call for help, what you say is important. Remember to stay calm and speak clearly. Say what is wrong and the kind of help you need. Tell the call taker the location of the emergency and give your name and telephone number. Even if you cannot speak, the call taker may be able to tell where you're calling from. Follow the call taker's instructions and stay on the line in an emergency. Know what to do when you call; roll play with your children, so that they know what to do in an emergency.
Parking in a designated fire lane is prohibited. Fire lanes are considered a part of the fire protection system of any building. It is designed to allow unobstructed fire apparatus access at all times to the building in the event of a fire or a medical emergency. Whenever a fire lane is blocked the safety of that building and its occupants are jeopardized. If you would like more information regarding fire lanes or would like to report a violation please call the Fire Marshal's Office at 281.403.4300 during regular business hours or the police dispatcher at 281.403.8700, 24 hours a day.
Fireworks can bring special meaning to the Fourth of July. However, they can cause serious injury and start dangerous fires. Any possession or discharging of fireworks is illegal within the City of Missouri City. For the benefit and safety of our citizens, the City of Missouri City conducts a majestic fireworks display every Fourth of July. For more information on fireworks, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 281.403.4300.
Fire exits are designed to provide continuous and unobstructed means of exiting a building. An exiting system in any building may include doors, doorways, corridors, stairways, and any other exiting systems. Required exit doors must not be locked when a building is occupied. Escape routes should be posted at work stations and updated when changes are made. Remind personnel to observe the best escape route from their location. A fire drill or walk through is also a good idea. All exiting requirements are described in the International Building Codes and International Fire Codes. If you should have any questions about your emergency exiting system you may contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.403.4311 during normal business hours.
Fire inspections can be scheduled by calling the fire inspection line at 281-403-4311. If your phone call is unanswered, leave a message, and someone will promptly contact you.
Any property inside the city limits of Missouri City is an ISO Class 1. For areas outside of the city limits and within our response district, the Outside Protection Area (OPA):