Fire Public Service

Free Smoke Detectors

Free smoke detectors are available to all residents, especially the aged and individuals with disabilities. Please contact Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380 or Max Raney at 214-987-5382 to obtain a smoke detector.

Don't forget to change your batteries with the changing of Daylight Saving Time each April and October.

Blood Pressure Readings

Blood pressure readings are available at the Fire Department during the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

Child Safety Seats

Residents can have child safety seats inspected by certified Fire Department personnel. Residents must call to make an appointment. The Fire Department contact is Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380. The Fire Department is located at 3800 University Blvd.

For general information on child safety seats and details on applicable laws on a state-by-state basis, click on

Citizens Fire Academy

Open to persons 18 and older who live or work in University Park, the 10-week course provides participants with hands-on training and an up-close look at department functions, including emergency medical services, firefighter hiring and training and special rescue operations training. Each Academy participant also rides on an engine to emergency calls. Those interested in the course should call Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380.

CPR Classes

CPR classes are available. The cost for the class is $25. For details, contact Assistant Fire Marshal Margaret Corn at 214-987-5398.

What to do with old fire extinguishers

If you have an old fire extinguisher that you would like to dispose of, please contact a fire extinguisher contractor in the yellow pages.

How to obtain copies of fire reports

Fire reports are available upon request and may be obtained from the Fire Department during the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact Phyllis Mahan at 214-987-5380.

EMS reports

The University Park Fire Department upholds the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in protecting the rights of patients. Patients that have been treated by the University Park paramedics are entitled to obtain copies of their patient report.

Home Safety Inspections

Provided by the Fire Marshal when requested at no cost to the resident/homeowner.

Prescription drug disposal 

University Park residents now have a secure, convenient,  and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unused, unwanted or accumulated prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  The University Park Police Department has installed a MedReturn disposal box at City Hall.  The box is located inside the building’s 24-hour entrance (3800 University Blvd.) next to the City’s
9-1-1 call center.  This is a free service.

When you visit City Hall to dispose of your medications, carefully follow the instructions that are listed on the top of the MedReturn box.

  • Remove all medications from their containers, and place the pills in the plastic bags that are provided
  • Pills only -- no liquid medications or inhalers
  • No needles, syringes or lancets

Station Tours

Station tours are available for birthday parties, Scout troops, day care classes, etc., seven days a week. Please contact the Fire Administration Assistant at 214-987-5380 to schedule a tour.