Fire Department

Did You Know?

  • The Southfield Fire Department is the busiest fire department in Oakland County, and the 6th busiest fire department in the State of Michigan behind only Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Warren.

  • Southfield Firefighters respond to over 11,000 calls for emergency service each year.

  • In 1972 the Southfield Fire Department was the first Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) fire department in the State, as well as one of the first in the United States.

  • To obtain a Fire report, please call Fire Prevention at (248) 796-5701.

  • To obtain a Medical report, please call the EMS Coordinator at (248) 796-5608.

  • The Southfield Fire Department not only provides Fire and EMS service, but also responds to all incidents involving Hazardous Materials release, High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Vehicle Extrication and much more.

  • Southfield Firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We maintain a readiness to respond to any and all calls for service to our citizens and visitors to the city.

  • Smoke detector batteries should be replaced every six months, so we recommend that you change them every time you change your clocks. In addition to changing your smoke detector batteries, your smoke detectors must be tested. Although smoke detectors differ by model (please review your installation and owners manual), most can be tested by pressing and holding the test button on the unit. The smoke detector will usually beep several times.
The Southfield Fire Department is comprised of 109 highly trained and motivated members which include the administrative staff and the firefighters.

The men and women of the Southfield Fire Department respond from five fire stations strategically located within the City. Our value to the community is measured in the services that we provide. The services provided by the Southfield Fire Department include fire prevention, fire suppression, basic and advanced life support, high-angle rescue, trench collapse rescue, building collapse rescue, confined space rescue, hazardous materials response, public fire education, and CPR and first aid training. Above all else, the Southfield Fire Department is a customer service organization dedicated to preserving the lives and property of our citizens and visitors.

The Southfield Fire Department serves the citizens of Southfield and Lathrup Village as well as a daytime population estimated at 175,000.