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The only open fires permitted in the Township are campfires for recreational purposes. Prior to any campfire, a permit must be obtained from the Waterford Fire Department. Permits can be applied for online. Anyone burning outside of the rules or without a permit may be issued a citation.
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For all emergencies immediately dial 911. For non-emergency information, the Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The department's phone number is 248-673-0405.
Yes, we offer a wide range of Fire Safety Programs through our Fire Prevention Office - everything from station tours to fire safety seminars for preschool children, to fire safety presentations for senior citizens. Contact the Fire Prevention Division for any requests of this nature at 248-673-0405.
Yes, Fire Department offers CPR and Basic First Aid classes the second Saturday of every month in our state-of-the art training facility. Please click on the link to go to the Waterford EMS Academy Public Programs page. If you or your organization is looking for a private class, please call the EMS Coordinator at 248-618-7569.
Public Programs page.
To provide the fastest patient care possible. There are 9 fire stations strategically located in Waterford Township and the City of Pontiac all equipped with fire engines and paramedic trained personnel. These paramedics can arrive at the scene and begin stabilization of the patient prior to the arrival of the paramedic unit.
The Fire Department currently responds to approximately 14,250 alarms annually and continues to increase. That is roughly 39 alarms per day.
The Township office of Fiscal and Human Resources, will provide details for employment with the Fire Department. They can be reached by calling 248-674-6252.
No. The Fire Department is funded with money from the Township's general fund and designated Fire Department millages and a Public Safety Special Assessment District.