Being a department that handles a 17.4 square mile area with a population of over 20,000 citizens and a daytime population that can rise to over 100,000 people, we have to be prepared to handle all types of emergencies. The best readiness for incident response is having knowledgeable and professional personnel as well as having capable fleet of vehicles to support our firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The Department’s vehicle fleet includes many differing trucks and engines to help protect the City of Auburn Hills from a variety of accidents and emergencies. Currently, AHFD’s fleet consists of three (3) aerial ladder trucks, four (4) ambulances, two (2) fire engines, two (2) prevention vehicles, one (1) utility truck, two (2) administrative vehicles, and one (1) special response engine, totaling fifteen (15) vehicles in the department's fleet.
AHFD currently has one (1) Chief, one (1) Assistant Chief, one (1) Administrative Officer, three (3) Captains, and three (3) Lieutenants; by having an organized command staff to oversee both day-to-day and large scale operations, the department can work more effectively to ensure each and every citizen gets the emergency care they need.
The department purchased a much needed vehicle during 2019 to actively carry out incident command system functions including the safety of all working members at emergency incidents; this vehicle is known as the Command Vehicle. The department’s shift Captain drives this vehicle 24/7 whenever the daily staffing is seven (7) or more and assumes Incident Command responsibilities. This truck purchase allowed the department to be compliant with incident command laws and standards including the National Incident Management System [NIMS], the National Response Framework [NRF], and the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] 1561 standard on emergency services.
EMS / Medical
The Auburn Hills Fire Department currently owns three (3) front-line and one (1) reserve rescue ambulances equipped with top of the line features and capabilities. Each ambulance can provide Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) as well as EMS transportation services.
AHFD uses Mobile Health Resources (MHR) for medical service invoicing and collecting. For any questions regarding an invoice you received for medical services, please call 1-800-903-0107.
Suppression – Fire Engines
AHFD currently owns two (2) fire engines capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute, holding and carrying 750 gallons of water, and housing over 2,000 feet of fire hose lines. The fire engines can handle various emergencies including various types of fires, vehicle extrications, and many other hazardous incidents.
Suppression - Aerial Ladder Trucks
AHFD owns three (3) quint trucks, one (1) with a 100’ aerial reach and two (2) with a 75’ aerial reach. All three (3) trucks are equipped to rescue victims with their sticks and can pump and spray water up to the top of each fully extended ladder of 75 and/or 100 feet in elevation. All three aerials also have 1,500 gallons per minute pumping capability, 500-gallon tanks, variety of fire hose lines, and ground ladders.