Welcome to Ferndale's

Fire Department

Fire Rescue Services

The City of Ferndale is proud to employ highly qualified, responsive fire rescue professionals. The Ferndale Fire Department, led by Fire Chief Teresa Robinson, provides full-scale fire rescue and EMS services to the City of Ferndale, and select services to the communities of Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak Township. 

OAKWAY Mutual Aid Group

The City of Ferndale Fire Department is part of the mutual aid group called OAKWAY. OAKWAY is a mutual aid group designed to respond to catastrophic fire incidents and is made up of fire departments from both Oakland and Wayne County.


Ferndale Fire Department

Fire Station #1
300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

Fire Station #2
1070 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: (248) 546-2525 (Option #9, then Option #2)

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Does Ferndale offer a free Smoke Alarm Program?

Yes. Ferndale was one of the first departments in Metro Detroit  to institute a free smoke alarm program. To be eligible, you must:Reside in  Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, or the Charter Township of Royal OakMeet income  requirements, be classified as handicapped, or be a senior citizen over the  age of 55Once approved, a Ferndale fire fighter will complete the  installation for you.If you are interested in this program, contact the Fire  Department at 248-546-2510.

How do I become a Ferndale Firefighter?

To become a firefighter, you must: Have a Paramedic license, Have Firefighter I and II certification, Be 21 years of age or older, Pass a physical agility examination, Pass a written and oral examination

Is there a support program for Juvenile Fire Setters?

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Hurley Medical  Center in Flint offer theStraight Talk program. This is a daylong  family-oriented program that helps youth ages 8-17 gain a clearer  understanding of burn injuries. The goal of the program is to modify  high-risk behavior and reduce the recurrence rate of adolescent fire  experimentation.For more information, contact the Ferndale fire marshal at  248-546-4131 exit. 302.

What are the rules behind Child Passenger Safety Seats?

The State of Michigan requires booster seat use for all children who are between the ages of four and eight, and/or are less than 4'9'' in height. If you have questions or wish to receive a child safety seat demonstration, email carseat@ferndalefirerescue.org.

What is the Resident Emergency Communication Action Plan?

In the event of a declared emergency, or any event that may  adversely affect the residents of Ferndale, the Resident Emergency  Communication Action Plan (RECAP) will post emergency updates  at: www.ferndalemi.govWFRNChannel 10, on WOWChannel 17, on ComcastChannel 99, on AT&T U-Verse, Social Media: Facebook and Twitter,

All voting precincts —RECAP  attempts to post hard-copy notices at each precinct so residents can  "get your note where you vote."

Who do I contact about fire safety information or public  speaking engagements?

Ferndale Fire Marshall: Dennis Barr
248-546-4131 exit. 302

Fire Marshal Barr often speaks to community and school groups about fire safety, seasonal safety precautions, and Fire Prevention Week.

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