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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.  

Fire Cadet Program
We are hosting a Fire Cadet Program for summer of 2020.
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What's New

Auburn Hills Fire Department Promotions
(January 6th, 2020)

The Auburn Hills Fire Department (AHFD) proudly honored eight firefighters during the City’s Council meeting on January 6th, 2020 by swearing them into new department positions.
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The eight firefighters recognized were:

  • Probationary Firefighter Christopher Babcock who completed his one-year recruitment period becoming an official full-time firefighter with the department;
  • Lieutenants Michael Strunk, Owen Milks, and John Hering were promoted to Captain;
  • Firefighters Bryan Shambeck, Michael Riedy, and Dane Hazelton were promoted to Lieutenant;
  • And Firefighter Trevin Robinson was promoted to Administrative Officer.

The department implemented two new ranks within its organizational structure, an Administrative Officer and Captain (Shift Commander).  These additional ranks give the department:

  1. the ability to develop mentoring programs in improving future succession planning;
  2. additional future promotional opportunities for overall growth and retention of personnel;
  3. and the ability to establish exterior Incident Command 24/7 at the onset of all emergency incidents which provides much safer scene accountability and compliance with Incident Command System laws and standards
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