Community Assistance

The Fire Department provides several Community Assistance Programs.

  • Fire Prevention Classes
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Smoke Detector Cleaning and Testing
  • Educational Classes For Children Attending Live Oak Elementary Schools
  • Annual Fire Inspections For Commercial Structures

The following is a brief description of each of the Department sponsored programs. 

Fire Extinguisher Checks: The Fire Department is able to assist our community members in determining whether fire extinguishers are useable.  Please call to set up an appointment at 210/653-9140 ext. 2243



Food Assistance Program: This program is designed to help members of the community who are in need of holiday meals.  Donations of non-perishible items are accepted during the month of November.


Project Cool helps alleviate health risks to seniors, 60 years and older, by providing them with a new box fan. 

Project Cool is a collaborative initiative designed to alleviate health risks to seniors, 60 years and older, by providing them with a new box fan.  Project Cool has provided over 62.000 fans to seniors in San Antonio and Bexar County.  The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District also provides fan recipients with information on how to avoid heat related illnesses and how best to use the fans safely.  Starting June 1st, any person 60years or older is eligible to receive a fan.  To find out where you can obtain a fan, please contact either the United Way or GRASP directly.

If you would like to donate to this program, please drop off an 18-inch box fan at any of the San Antonio Metro Area Fire Stations (excluding the airport location) between June 1 and September 15.  Alternatively, you may contact GRASP for donation locations.  Project Cool is sponsored by United WAy of San Antonio, Bexar County and GRASP (Greater Randolph Area Services Program).  See contact information below:

United Way:  call 210/227-4357 or their website
GRASP:  call 210/658-6351 or their website
City of San Antonio Metro Fire Departments:  call 210/207-8198 or their website



Residential Knox Box:  For anyone who is concerned about not being able to escape your home in an emergency or not being able to get to the door during an emergency to let paramedics or firefighters in is encouraged to consider a Knox Box for their home. This solid steel box is mounted on the outside of your home within close proximity to the main entry door and secures your individual key to allow access into your home. Only the fire department has a key to open this box and this will allow them to gain entry into your home during an emergency without causing any damage to your home.

Please visit the Live Oak Fire Station at the Development Services window to pick up an application or call 210-653-9140 ext. 2241 or 2243 if you have questions.  We also have samples of residential and commercial Know Boxes at this location for demonstration.


Smoke Detector Check - Fire Safety Survey:  The Fire Department is available to assist, upon request, our residents with a 'Smoke Detector Check' and will replace your smoke detector batteries or install new smoke detectors.  We are also promoting a complimentary 'Fire Safety Survey' in connection with our Smoke Detector Check.  Our Community is important to us and this allows us to properly inform you about Fire Safety in your home.  Please call The Live Oak Fire Department for your appointment at 210-653-9140 ext. 2386 or e-mail us at


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