The mission of the Waterford Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors of Waterford Township, Lake Angelus and the City of Pontiac through:
- Public education in fire safety and hazard recognition
- Aggressive fire suppression and rescue
- Professional emergency medical treatment of the sick and injured
- Efficient preincident planning and emergency management
- Hazardous materials control and mitigation
There are nine fire stations positioned throughout Waterford Township and the City of Pontiac. Each station is strategically located to facilitate the shortest possible response time to any emergency anywhere in the three communities that we serve.
All the specialized training the Waterford Fire Fighters possess, and all the sophisticated equipment they utilize, would be worthless without the capability of getting themselves and their equipment to the scene of an emergency.
From the Chief
Read through a letter from the fire chief.
Due to the danger and technical complexities of incidents involving hazardous materials, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, the Department has formed an elite team of specially trained technicians to respond to these unique emergencies.
Read through a history of the Fire Department, organized by year.
The Honor Guard was formed to represent the Department at retirements, promotions, funerals, parades, award and recognition ceremonies and all other formal functions.
Rank & File
This page has a brief introduction of the various ranks and positions of the Waterford Fire Department.
Technical Rescue Unit
The technical rescue unit was formed to facilitate the rescue, removal and treatment of victims that are not readily accessible by conventional methods.
What We Do
Learn about a day in the life of a Waterford Fire Fighter.