Safety Education and Community Programs
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.
Thousands of residents participate in our Annual Open House
each year. Itís 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.
Smoke 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.
Safety Car Seat Inspections
If youíre a resident of Farmington Hills, the Fire Departmentís 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 canít
wait to take to the woods, and soon leaves will be turning
colors and falling from the trees. When that happens, itís ďfall
clean up timeĒ at most households.
Unlike some rural areas where open burning is permitted, it is
against City ordinance to burn here in Farmington Hills. You
canít burn leaves, branches, or any yard debrisÖever!
Some people think theyíve 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 isnít 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, youíll 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.