The mission of the Dearborn Heights Fire Department is to prevent and suppress fires, to provide an effective emergency medical system, and to assist in the elimination or control of any incident that is a threat to life or property.
In addition to fire suppression and prevention, all fire department personnel are licensed paramedics and handle all 911 medical emergency calls and transport to area hospitals. We are licensed in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our fire engines are non-transporting ALS engines. We respond from either of our two fire stations which are strategically located in the north and south end of the city.
The DHFD is supported by 59 personnel when fully staffed. We currently have a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, EMS Coordinator, (3) Battalion Chiefs, (6) Captains, (6) Lieutenants, (9) Pump Operators (9) Firefighters II, and (27) Firefighters. We are a member of the Western Wayne County Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Western Wayne County Urban Search & Rescue Team. We also have an in-house grant writer who has acquired millions in grant money for equipment and personnel for the department.
The fire department members are also involved in the community through various charity functions, spirit festivals, car seat installs, and CPR classes. We have a school-based fire safety program that reaches kids from preschool to high school. We also hold an annual open house during fire safety week in October.
The Dearborn Heights Fire Department responds to over 9000 fire and EMS calls per year.