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Safety Education and Community Programs

Open House clown talking to little girl and her dad.Public Education

All firefighters play an active role in educating the public about recognized safety practices.

For information about any of the following programs, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at (248) 871-2820:

  • Fire Station tours.
  • Fire Safety Training for home and business owners.
  • Elementary school safety programs.
  • Preschool safety programs.
  • Kitchen fire safety.
  • Participation in neighborhood events.

Sparky the Fire Dog shaking a child's had at a Fire Open House.Fire Prevention Open House

Thousands of residents participate in our Annual Open House each year. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet Farmington Hills firefighters, learn how to protect your family from the hazards of fire, get valuable tips for preventing injuries, and learn about the variety of services provided by the Fire Department.

Clip Art - Smoke DetectorSmoke Detector Installations

If you are a resident of Farmington Hills, firefighters can visit your home to check your smoke detectors and provide information on a replacement if necessary. Home fire and safety inspections are also offered. To request an inspection, contact the Fire Prevention Division at (248) 871-2820.

Clip Art - Car SeatSafety Car Seat Inspections

If you’re a resident of Farmington Hills, the Fire Department’s nationally certified child safety seat technicians will inspect your child car seats for proper installation and possible product recall. Child safety seat technicians are also available to participate in community events. For more information, or to schedule an appointment (Saturdays every other month), contact the Department at (248) 871-2800.

Yard waste and Open Burning

Temperatures are slowly dipping each week and before you know it, fall will be here. Football is in full swing, hunters can’t wait to take to the woods, and soon leaves will be turning colors and falling from the trees. When that happens, it’s “fall clean up time” at most households.

Unlike some rural areas where open burning is permitted, it is against City ordinance to burn here in Farmington Hills. You can’t burn leaves, branches, or any yard debris…ever!

Some people think they’ve found a loophole and burn their yard waste in portable fireplaces, burn pits or ceramic chimeneas that are popular these days on decks and patios. Regardless of the device you think you can use and get away with, nothing is permitted. Open burning just isn’t allowed.

If the Fire Department does respond to your home for an open burn, you may be ticketed or you may receive a cost recovery invoice from the Fire Department for a fire truck and firefighters responding to your violation.

So, you’ll have to bag your refuse in approved yard waste bags or cans marked with a yard waste sticker, and set it out for garbage pickup on your regular collection date.



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