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1. Is North Metro Fire's Ambulance Membership Program a medical insurance policy?
2. Who is eligible for the North Metro Fire's Ambulance Membership Program?
3. Do I have to hold a valid medical insurance policy to be eligible?
4. Does the Ambulance Membership Program cover visitors to my home?
5. Will my insurance or provider be billed for services?
6. Will I see a bill from North Metro Fire Rescue District?
7. Is the $1,500 maximum per person annual membership benefit usually going to be enough to cover the portion of the bill not paid by medical insurance or provider?
8. When does the $1,500 per person annual limit start over?
9. Does the amount of the benefit paid in prior years affect the current year’s $1,500 maximum benefit?
10. Does North Metro Fire's Ambulance Membership Program cover scheduled and/or routine ambulance transports?
11. Does North Metro Fire's Ambulance Membership Program cover transports by other ambulance services?
12. Do I have to call 911 from my home to receive membership benefits?
13. Will you let me know when my annual membership expires?
14. Will I receive a membership card?
15. Is it too late in the year to join the Ambulance Membership Program?
16. Is my ambulance membership up to date? How can I check the status of my membership?

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1. What codes and standards does my project have to be in compliance with?
2. I’ve heard that thumb-turn style door locks are illegal. Is this true? If so, what kinds of locks can I have in order to be in compliance with the code but also provide protection from theft?
3. How far from the road and from existing buildings can my building be?
4. Are duct smoke detectors required for my building? If so, do they need to be connected to the building’s alarm system?
5. I’m constructing a new building. Does my building need to be equipped with sprinklers?
6. I’m moving my offices into a currently empty tenant space within a two-story office building? Does my space need a fire alarm system?
7. What can really happen to me if I refuse to comply with the fire code?
8. Why does the fire district require that the exterior horn/strobe on my sprinklered building sound on all alarms as opposed to just water flow?
9. My project is unique and cannot be effectively built using the prescriptive requirements set forth within the code. What can I do?
10. I have been a fire protection contractor for over 20 years. Why do I have to change the way I’ve been doing things just for your jurisdiction?

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1. How can I request a fire engine and crew to come to my event?
2. When can my child sit in the front seat?
3. Does North Metro Fire offer community service opportunities?
4. Does North Metro Fire have volunteer firefighter opportunities?
5. Where can I recycle or retire my old and worn flags?
6. Do you accept monetary or in-kind donations such as clothing or toys?
7. Does North Metro Fire unlock car doors?
8. How do I recycle or discard of old smoke or carbon monoxide detectors?
9. How do I recycle a fire extinguisher?
10. How can I recharge my fire extinguisher?

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1. I’ve heard fire districts use the terms “fire alarm system” and “sprinkler monitoring alarm system.” What is the difference?
2. I’ve heard fire districts use the term “common-use” area. What is the definition of a common-use area?
3. I’ve heard fire districts use the term “fire flow” when referring to fire hydrant requirements associated with a new project? What does the term “fire flow” really mean?
4. I’ve heard fire districts use the term “turnaround time.” What does that mean, how is it determined, and what is the turnaround time of plans submitted to the Fire Prevention Division for review?
5. I’ve heard building departments and fire districts use the term “variance request.” What exactly is a “variance request”?

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1. What will my permit and plan review fees be, and when do they need to be paid to the fire district?
2. Does the Fire Prevention Division accept payment by credit card?
3. How do I know in what fire district my project is located?

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1. I want to burn some scrap vegetation that I’ve accumulated on my property over time. Can I get a burn permit?
2. I own a business and I’ve hired a new employee. I need to make room for her and so I need to put up some new walls. Do I need a building permit or a permit from the fire district? If so, why?
3. I am a fire sprinkler contractor working on a very small tenant finish job involving a few sprinkler additions and relocations. Do I have to wait for my plan to be reviewed before I can get a permit?