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City of Highland Park, Michigan...Return to Excellence
 
 
 

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Fire Department

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Call 911 for emergencies!

Derek L Hillman
Fire Chief
(313) 852-3068

Fire Inspections
(313) 852-3092

Arson
(313) 852-3206

Mission

Our goal at the Highland Park Fire Department is to provide the citizens within its borders the best fire protection possible.

History

The Highland Park Fire Department came into existence in 1917 along with the incorporation of the City. Over the years the Fire Department has undergone and survived many challenging situations. In the early years the Department had four fire stations located within the City’s boundaries employing approximately 84 firefighters at its peak along with two fire Marshall’s, dispatchers, secretaries, mechanics, and radio operators. In 1985, the Fire and Police Departments were merged into a Public Safety Department due to the economy and shrinking population.

In 2005 the Fire and Police Departments were separated back into individual departments. Firefighting has changed tremendously through the decades; in the beginning the focus was fire extinguishment now the focus includes fire safety, prevention, education, awareness, inspections, hazardous materials and updated
training techniques.

Recently

Highland Park Fire Truck

In the last year we have revamped our inventory to Emergency One apparatus only. We have three E-One pumpers, two of which are equipped with 40-gallon foam tanks; one 95 ft. E-One aerial platform, and a newly purchased 110 ft. aerial ladder truck. Our last project was the purchase of an air light unit which is a mobile air compressor that will allow us to keep our self-breathing apparatus (SCBA) breathing tanks full at all times for rescue and fire extinguishment and to illuminate the fire ground.

 

Fire Fighters

Chief Derek L Hillman

Lt. Eric Hollowell

Sgt. Marlon Walton
Sgt. Stuart Jackson
Sgt. Nate Erwin

+ 16 Dedicated Fire Fighters of the Department

Fees

Fire Inspections: $150.00
Fire Reports: $10.00



April
New City-wide Waste Collection

May 17
Michigan Week Parade

May 31
Spring Clean-Up

24-hour Non-emergency
Police:  (313) 852-7338
Fire:  (313) 852-3221