Prevention Division

Statement of Services

The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for activities related to fire investigations, fire inspections, plan reviews and public fire safety education. Fire inspections are conducted in high priority occupancies as well as prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for new businesses. In addition, special inspections are conducted on an as needed basis for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and other life safety systems.

The Fire Marshal is a trained fire investigator and he conducts investigations to determine cause and origin on fires within the City's jurisdiction.

Fire Education

Public fire education is a priority for the Madison Heights Fire Department. Every year, Madison Heights Fire Department personnel visit schools in the City, bringing the message of fire safety to children from pre-kindergarten through grade five.

Each October the Department has an open house and provides the community with the opportunity to visit the Fire Station and see a variety of displays and live demonstrations. Events include stove and vehicle fires, vehicle extrications with the "Jaws of Life," rope rescues, Sparky the Safety Dog and other exciting and educational activities.

Senior Citizens

The Fire Prevention Division also provides fire safety education to our senior citizens, fire extinguisher training to the business community and free smoke detectors, including installation, to low-income and senior residents.

The Madison Heights Fire Department encourages citizens to complete a "File of Life" form  and attach it to their refrigerator. This document provides our paramedics responding to your emergency with vital information such as your name, date of birth, medical history, current medications, allergies and emergency contact information.


To schedule a tour of the Fire Station for your group call 248-837-2871.