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Fire Department OverviewThe Northville City Fire Department provides fire suppression, basic life support (BLS) EMS, Fire Prevention and Inspection Services and Public Education for the Cities of Northville and Plymouth, Michigan, operating out of three stations. The Department is staffed by a full time Chief and 55 part-time and paid on call Firefighters and EMS responders. The Northville Plymouth Fire Advisory Board, consisting of elected and appointed officials from each City, provides input into the operation of the Department.
Between the two Cities, the Department serves an area of 4.5 square miles and a residential population of 15,000. The Department responds to approximately 1600 calls for service each year.
The Fire Department is an active participant in the Western Wayne Fire Department Mutual Aid Association, whose members include over 20 municipalities in Western Wayne and Southwestern Oakland Counties. The Association supports a Special Operations Group consisting of a Hazardous Materials Response Team and a Technical Rescue (USAR) team, and the Department contributes members to both teams. Automatic Mutual Aid Agreements with the City of Novi and Plymouth Township allows us to share resources with neighboring communities on a pre-arranged basis in response to structure fires. The Department also participates in HEMS, Inc., the Medical Control Authority for Western Wayne County.
The Department has partnered with two private advanced life support (ALS) providers as a part of a team approach to emergency medical response. Community EMS (CEMS) responds to EMS calls in Northville, while Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) responds to calls in Plymouth.
The Department is headed by Chief Stephen Ott. He is assisted by a staff of three Captains and five Lieutenants.
Fire Department hosts Open House during Fire Prevention Week
More than 1,100 people visited the City of Northville Fire Department Station #1 Open House Oct. 9-13, during national Fire Prevention Week, which was sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Use of fireworks on the 4th of July holiday
The Independence Day holiday is the busiest time of the year for the use of fireworks. The State of Michigan allows the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks, such as roman candles, bottle rockets and other aerial explosives. For Independence Day, state law allows personal displays to be set off from 8 a.m. to midnight on July 3, 4 and 5. It prohibits municipalities from banning their use on federal holidays and one day before and after those holidays.
Northville City Fire Dept. to hold open houses and offer home fire safety reviews
Northville… In commemoration of Fire Prevention Week, the Northville City Fire Department (NCFD) will host open houses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 -15 at Station 1 in Northville, 215 W. Main; and Oct. 9 – 15 at Station 2 in Plymouth, 201 S. Main, where it also provides fire and EMS services.
Fire Department Adds to Thermal Imaging Capabilities
The Northville City Fire Department (NCFD) has ordered two new thermal imaging cameras with video capabilities to help firefighters find the source of fire inside homes, offices, stores and other building interiors. The new cameras offer more advanced technology than the department’s two older interior thermal imaging cameras. Learn more about the Thermal Imaging Cameras.