Michael J. Reddy, Chief
The Fire Service is built on two key principles: Life Safety and Property Preservation. Our 68 uniformed personnel and 1 civilian personnel are trained and prepared for any situation that would compromise either one of those areas. There are four fire stations throughout the City of Westland that support four engines, four advanced life support rescues and a command vehicle. The City of Westland has been providing advanced life support to our citizens since 1997. In 2011, the fire department responded to over 9700 calls. Approximately 85% of them were medical based. We transport to three major hospitals in the area: St Mary’s (Livonia), Annapolis (Wayne), and Garden City Osteopathic (Garden City). The University of Michigan, St Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Botsford, and Henry Ford are all level 1 or 2 trauma centers that are used for trauma protocol transport.
The Fire Department is divided into 4 divisions: Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Training/Education, and EMS. We also play an integral role along with the mayor, police and city directors in Emergency Management. The City of Westland Fire Department also have personnel on multiple specialized teams that train on a regional level. The Western Wayne Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team is designed to provide rescue to trench collapse, building collapse, confined space rescue, urban search and rescue, and high angle rope rescue. The Tactical EMS team works as an integral part of the police SWAT team to provide medical backup for hostage situations or barricaded gunman. The Western Wayne County Hazardous Incident Response Team (WWCHIRT) responds to any event that creates a release of a potential hazardous material
Tour and Training Requests
To improve customer service, all requests for fire station tours, event visits, mobile smoke house visit, and safety training must be completed via the online forms listed below. Completeing the proper form will help expedite scheduling your request with the Westland Fire Department.
Request a Fire Station Tour, Fire Safety Talk at your facility or event, or request a fire engine visit HERE
Request CPR or First aid training HERE
Request the mobile smoke house visit your facaility or event to demonstate the proper fire/smoke evacuation process before you really need it HERE
Medical Supply LoanThe Westland Fire Department has a limited stock of durable (reuseable) medical supplies that it will loan to Westland residents who have a need for these items. Available items may include walkers, wheel chairs, and shower seats. We have also recently acquired a motorized wheelchair for any resident that cannot use a standard wheelchair. All requests must be completed on-line and are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Please click the icon below to complete the on-line form to register your request and begin the supply loan process.
Beginning on July 28, 2010 The Fire Prevention Division of the Wayne/Westland Fire Department will be responsible for education and enforcement of Westland's ordinance laws.
Urgent ordinance matters and follow up on previous reports may be discussed with the Ordinance Division at 734-713-3733.
To file a complaint on a residential property with tall grass and/or obnoxious weeds please click on the above "commercial ordinance report" form and fill in the required information, then send the form. This report will be e-mailed to our entire Ordinance Team for immediate action 7 days a week.
Additional questions and concerns are being handled by the Fire Department and can be reported by calling the grass cutting hotline at 734-713-3767.
Please note to get an immediate response to your concern/ complaint you must fill out the above ordinance form.
Do YOU have an EMERGENCY PLAN?Being prepared — making a kit, having a plan, and being informed — is the most important step Americans can take to help themselves, their families and their communities in times of emergency. The Ready Campaign, from the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with The Advertising Council, helps to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all kinds of emergencies.
Here are some links that YOUR Fire Department finds helpful
* Learn the Homeland Security Advisor System
* 30 tips on Emergency Preparedness
* Ready.GOV = Prepare, Plan, Stay informed
* Ready.GOV for Kids
* Red Cross
Westland Resident Medical Data File
The Westland Fire Department in an effort for each citizen to have critical information available during a medical emergency has created this free reproducible form for the citizens we serve. Our paramedics will be looking for this form on your refrigerator under Mayor Wild’s V.I.R. magnet when responding to your home for a medical emergency.
Please take a moment to DOWNLOAD and fill out this document. You can also save this form to make it easier to update as necessary. The Fire Department recommends that you review this information every 6 months for accuracy, because the more accurate the information the faster we can serve you!
Rapid Entry Lock Boxes
The Rapid Entry System is designed to help fire departments and businesses work together to preserve lives and property. It eliminates the need for fire department officials to maintain and carry cumbersome key rings with hundreds of building keys.
Download and complete the order form on the right to start protecting your business today!
The mission of the Wayne-Westland Fire Department is to protect life and preserve property through efficient incident response, public education, quality training, and code enforcement. It is the departments mandate to consistently deliver the highest level of fire protection and medical care through our professional firefighters.