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Dispatchers ask a standard set of questions to prioritize your call and determine the response you need. After the dispatcher verifies the location with you, a response is already on the way. The dispatcher knows the address you are calling from, but does not know the address where you need help sent to until you verify that address. You must then answer the additional questions to further help the law enforcement officers, the fire department or the paramedics. The dispatcher relays the pertinent information by radio to the responding units prior to their arrival at the scene. This increases the chances of survival of a medical patient or injured person or the prevention of a crime and/or the apprehension of a suspect.
Even numbered addresses may water outdoors on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Odd numbered addresses may water outdoors on Fridays and Tuesdays.
Any violation may result in a fine up to $500.
City = 1%Type A sales tax = .25%Type B sales tax = .25%County = .5%State = 6.25%
Recruits are required to attend assigned training and become certified firefighters with the Texas Commission Fire Protection and certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT within one year of employment.
Applicants must have at least 15 hours of college credit within the last five years or have obtained minimum scoring levels on college admittance tests. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold the following current certifications:
·National Registry EMT or Paramedic certifications or ·Texas DSHS EMT or Paramedic certifications or ·Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Suppression certification or ·Out-of-state fire certification with IFSAC seals.
In addition to the application, candidates must pass a general knowledge written test and firefighter entry-level physical agility test that includes tasks similar to those used in day-to-day tasks. This will be followed by an in-person interview. Interested applicants are encouraged to check the job posting for more qualifications and information.
Midland College runs a firefighter academy annually as well as EMT and Paramedic programs. For more information, please contact Mark Kuhn at 432-685-6757 or visit www.midland.edu.
For more information regarding applications, please call 432-685-7346.
Residential fire deaths have decreased steadily as the number of homes with smoke detectors has increased. Reports from the National Fire Protection Association on residential fire deaths show that people have nearly a 50 percent better chance of surviving a fire if their home has the recommended number of smoke detectors.
Smoke detectors that are 10 years old are near the end of their service life and should be replaced. A smoke detector monitors the air 24 hours a day. At the end of 10 years, it has gone through over 3.5 million monitoring cycles. After this much use, components may become less reliable. This means that as the detector gets older, the potential of failing to detect a fire increases. Replacing them after 10 years reduces this possibility.
Any firework that must be ignited by a heat source is illegal to possess or discharge. Small items such as "poppers" are not prohibited. Individuals are subject to confiscation of all fireworks found in their possession and a fine up to $2,000 plus court costs.
Fireworks also may not be discharged on federal, state, or county roadways. If individuals plan to discharge fireworks on private property not belonging to them, they must have a written letter of permission from the land owner.
The Midland Fire Department also reminds citizens to use caution when discharging fireworks. Eye and burn injuries are common among children, and they should be supervised by an adult. Devices such as sparklers may reach temperatures exceeding 1,000 degrees.
Grass fires are another potential risk during fireworks season. Have at least one of the following extinguishing agents available while discharging fireworks: water, sand or dirt, or a portable fire extinguisher. Never hesitate to call 911 if a fire develops.
For questions about code enforcement, building codes, construction permits and fees/fee schedules for other departments within the City of Midland, please contact City of Midland's Code Division at 432-685-7391.
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Further, you must drive the vehicle which requires a license to the City of Midland Health Department for a inspection located at 3303 W Illinois Sp 22, ask the clerk for further assistance, as a vehicle inspection is required before the permit can be issued.In addition, to sell at a fixed location, you must do so on commercial property, with a notarized letter of permission from the property owner that also gives you access to restrooms on the property.
A current or former spouse A sibling (brother or sister) A blood relative such as a parent A relative by marriage (an in-law) A person with whom you have a child in common A current roommate A former roommate A foster parent A foster child A person who you are dating or have dated
A person who has a divorce pending is eligible for a protective order. The protective order must be filed in the court in which the divorce is pending. You may also be able to get a protective order against someone who has sexually assaulted you even if they are not a family or household member (like a co-worker or neighbor).
Magistrate’s Order of Emergency ProtectionTemporary Ex Parte OrderPermanent Protective Order
They are good for 31-61 days.
If you partner has been arrested for a family violence assault, you must ask for this before he is released from jail.
You may receive a Temporary Ex Parte Order without your abuser present.
The court can issue a Temporary Ex Parte Order if it decides that the information given in your application for a protective order presents a clear and present danger of family violence to either you or a family member.
A Temporary Ex Parte Order lasts for the period of time specified in the order, usually until the date of your full court hearing. In most places the court will schedule a date for a formal hearing no later than the 14th day after the date the application is filed
A Permanent Protective Order is effective for the time period specified in the order up to a maximum of 2 years. If there is no time period specified in the order, then it expires on the second anniversary of the date the order was issued.
If the Respondent is still incarcerated on the date that the protective order is set to expire, then the expiration date is extended for one year from his date of release.
The slogan of the Citizens Police Academy is “understanding through education”, with the ultimate goal of providing attending citizens the information needed to dispel any suspicions or misconceptions and increase rapport between the Police and the Community. The public, in turn, make the Officers more aware of its feelings and concerns.
We hope the graduates of the Citizens Police Academy take their knowledge into the community, educate others when the opportunity arises, and make decisions that affect the City and Police Department with heightened awareness and better information.
Please sign and return the completed application to:Midland Police Department Community Relations UnitAttn: Jessica Rodriguez601 N. Loraine Midland, Texas 79701
Any violation may result in a fine up to $500.
The TCEQ also maintains a Drinking Water Watch website with information about the City of Midland's system at http://dww2.tceq.texas.gov/DWW/. Midland's information can be found by entering "1650001" into the field labeled "Water System No."