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About Our Fire Department
What We Do

The Auburn Hills Fire Department (AHFD) originated as a volunteer fire department in 1942 serving what was then Pontiac Township. Members of the Fire Department fight fires, provide emergency medical treatment and rescue people from dangerous situations. Our engines, ladders, and ambulances are housed out of our three strategically placed fire stations.

We provide fire protection and advanced life support EMS service for 23,000 residents over 18 square miles. Due to the heavy industrial/commercial makeup of our city, the day time population can rise to over 100,000 people. The department responds to 3,300-3,400 calls annually.  

Fifefighter standing in front of rescue truck

Who We Are

Our agency is comprised of full-time personnel, paid-on-call firefighters, and part-time EMT/Paramedics.
We participate in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This provides a streamlined system of automatic aid responses from neighboring fire departments for significant incidents. This also improves interagency cooperation and training opportunities.

Since 2012, the department has

  • Promoted 3 lieutenants.
  • Hired 4 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics.
  • Purchased a new frontline fire engine.
  • Purchased 3 advanced life support ambulances.
  • Started providing full advanced life support EMS transportation services.
  • Expanded the departments staffing and response model.
  • Upgraded several pieces of both fire and EMS equipment.
  • Revitalized our fire and EMS training systems.
  • On August 2, 2016, residents approved a ballot proposal that will provide an increase in funding for the department. The goal is to hire additional personnel and staff all 3 fire stations 24/7.