Detroit Fire Department

Fire Commissioner Eric Jones

"The members of the Detroit Fire Department risk life and limb daily, responding to emergencies. The wear and tear on equipment is enormous and sometimes requires immediate repair or replacement so that these brave men and women can continue their mission of saving lives and property. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has assisted our department without fail whenever a request is made.”

                                                                                                                          - Commissioner Eric Jones

The Detroit Fire Department provides a safe environment for Detroit’s citizens and visitors through public education enforcement of fire codes and deployment of efficient emergency response resources.

Fast Facts
Agency Goals
  • Organized in 1860

  • Responds to an average of 3 to 9 structure fires on a daily basis

  • 300-400 total daily EMS runs

  • 40 Fire Stations

  • 26 Engine Companies

  • 14 Ladder Companies

  • 6 Squads (Tactical Mobile Squads)

  • 2 Fire Boats

  • Hazardous Material Response Unit

  • 24 Medic Units

  • 8 Battalion Chiefs

  • Develop internal fiscal control measures consistent with City policy that address prior audit findings.

  • Improve EMS response times to critical cardiac-related incidents through the utilization of Rapid Response Units staffed with Firefighters/EMT’s and EMS Technicians and having all fire suppression personnel who are not trained as EMT’s, trained and certified as Medical First Responders with properly equipped apparatus.

  • Improve revenue collections and identify new revenue streams by utilizing a private vendor.

  • Digitize organizational processes and develop performance metrics for all division heads.

  • Improve employee development through continuous training and educational opportunities.

  • Operate within our budget as appropriated.

Follow Detroit Fire on Social Media
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon