What does it mean when my smoke alarm chirps?
The smoke alarm will chirp when its time to replace the battery. We encourage residents to change the smoke alarm battery when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving time in the spring and fall each year. Free battery operated smoke detectors are available for residents living within the City limits.
If you need help installing or checking your battery home smoke detectors, San Marcos Fire Department can install new detectors and check your current ones. Call the Smoke Detector Hotline at 512-393-8484; English and Spanish options are available to schedule this free service.

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1. How do I get information about a call / incident that the fire department responded to?
2. Where do I submit fire plans / fire alarm systems / fire sprinklers?
3. Who do I contact with a code enforcement / code compliance question?
4. What is the Fire Marshal's phone number / contact information?
5. Are there always firefighters at the fire station?
6. What kind of work schedule does a firefighter have?
7. What is a fire apparatus?
8. Why does a fire apparatus respond to auto accidents?
9. Why does a fire apparatus respond with an ambulance on medical calls?
10. Are all fire apparatus's staffed with medically trained personnel?
11. Why do I see fire trucks at the grocery store or at other stores?
12. What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
13. How many firefighters respond to an incident call?
14. How do I request a fire station tour or demonstration event?
15. What is an ISO rating?
16. What does it mean when my smoke alarm chirps?
17. How can I become a firefighter?
18. How can I become a EMT-Paramedic?
19. Is the San Marcos Fire Department hiring?