Due to the Extreme Heat over the upcoming week, the City of Westland has opened an emergency cooling center for residents. Cooling Center hours and location.

The Great Lakes Water Authority is flushing and chlorinating the water main from Newburgh to Venoy from 7/7/2020-7/9/2020.  This maintenance will appear to be a water main break but isn't.  If you have any questions please contact GLWA at 313-999-3298.

Westland City Hall, City Parks and the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center are open for our residents. Online services and the City drop boxes are still available for residents to use.  The two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily.  The Senior Friendship Center will continue to be closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.


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Office of the Fire Marshal

The Fire Marshal’s purpose is to promote public health and safety and to reduce hazards to life, limb and property. The office shall perform its duties by performing inspections and fire investigations, by providing public education and by adopting fire protection codes. The person appointed as fire marshal shall have extensive experience in the field of fire prevention and fire protection including administrative experience in such capacity.


The City of Westland Fire Department has a Fire Marshal and staff, who among other duties, conducts fire inspections for the entire City.  The Fire Marshal works directly with our business community to create a safe environment for all of our residents and business owners.


What Fire Codes Does Westland Follow?

The City of Westland Fire Department adheres to fire codes set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency. The NFPA Fire Code can be found here


The Fire Marshal Division of the Westland Fire Department has a Fire Marshal and staff, who among other duties, conducts fire inspections for the entire City of Westland. The Fire Marshal works directly with our business community to create at safe environment for all of our residents.

2012 edition of National Fire Protection Association #1, NFPA Fire Prevention Code, including mandatory referenced NFPA publications listed in Chapter 32.

2012 edition of National Fire Protection Association #101, Life Safety Code, including mandatory referenced NFPA publications listed in
Chapter 2.

2010 edition of National Fire Protection Association #1141, Planned Building Groups.

Fire Prevention Code, as recommended by the American Insurance Association.


Residential Reminders

The Westland Fire Department requires by code all residential homes to have a working smoke detector outside every sleeping area and one on each level of the home. Please check your smoke detectors every month to ensure that they are working properly and change the batteries at least twice a year. If assistance in needed in changing the batteries, please contact the Fire Department and someone will come out to give you a hand.





The Westland Fire Department has many fire prevention and public education programs and activities to help reduce and prevent the number of emergencies in the community. The Westland Fire Department teaches many fire prevention messages to people of all ages. The following are some of the fire prevention services the department currently performs:

  • Fire Inspections/ Self Inspection (SIR) programs
  • Rental Fire Inspections
  • Fire Safety Lectures
  • CPR Classes
  • Juvenile Firesetter Program
  • Fire Extinguisher training
  • Fire Station Tours (links to appropriate requests)

Each year during the month of October, the Westland Fire Department conducts fire prevention assemblies at elementary schools and gives station tours to various private schools and interested groups. The FD utilities many different outlets to deliver our fire safety message to students we also have a mobile fire safety trailer to educate our youth on how to get out of a burning house. Many people have experienced Sergeant Smoke the puppet, Hector the Smoke Detector, The "Great" Firedeannie a magician, and this past year SpongeBob "Safety" Pants helped out with Sparky the Fire Dog.

These assemblies reached thousands of students each year stressing the importance of home fire escape planning and the need to practice the plan.

Most people underestimate fire’s power and speed, and making individuals aware of this is vitally important. In the best case, you only have just one or two minutes to escape a typical home fire safely. Home fire escape planning and practice are critical to life safety because they ensure that everyone knows how to use those minutes wisely and escape unharmed.

You may also find more fire safety and public education materials by check the NFPA or FEMA for Kids web sites

In order to offset the cost for these programs the Westland Fire Department Public Education Department conducts fundraisers and accepts donations at our Fire Administrative office on Marquette.

If you or your business require a specialized fire safety training, please contact the Westland Fire Department at 734-467-3201 to discuss your needs.

Fire EducationLearn Not To Burn
A five week fire awareness program taught by Fire Fighters in the elementary schools of the City. The program targets all first grade students. For more information contact the Westland Fire Department at 734-467-3201.

Juvenile Fire Setters
Youth Counseling which is aimed at juvenile, first time fire-setters. This program is offered only as a preliminary service to help in determining if professional help is needed.

Fire Prevention Week
Fire Fighters visit our elementary schools to discuss fire safety topics. As part of the program, a student from each school is named “Fire Fighter of the Day” and later visits the Fire Department for an orientation into the world of Fire Fighters and the use of their equipment and daily lives on duty. For more information click here.

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