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Open Burning in Ferndale

Ferndale's Open Burning Ordinance allows for backyard fires with a permit

Home Fire & Safety Inspections

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A program that educates people about disaster preparedness

Commercial Fire Prevention

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FAQS

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

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 Oak
  • Meet income requirements, be classified as handicapped, or be a senior citizen over the age of 55

Once 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.

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.

Is there a support program for Juvenile Fire Setters?

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Hurley Medical Center in Flint offer the Straight 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) 336-4131.

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

Ferndale Fire Marshall:
Brian Batten
248-336-4131

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

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.gov
  • WFRN
  • Channel 10 on WOW
  • Channel 17 on Comcast
  • Channel 99 on AT&T U-Vers
  • 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.
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