Fire Extinguishment Division

About the Division

The Fire Extinguishment Division works to reduce deaths due to a wide variety of medical conditions and limit pain and suffering through proper emergency medical services while preserving, protecting, and minimizing loss of property from fire.

The primary function of the Fire Extinguishment Division is to save lives, minimize property from loss, and reduce the time needed to recover from medical emergencies, fires, and man-made or natural disasters in the City of Sterling Heights.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Fire Extinguishment Division is constantly working to equip the 3 battalions with the staffing, equipment and training necessary to respond to a wide variety of incidents including but not limited to:
  • Fire Extinguishment/Supression
  • Fire Protection Services
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Emergency Medical Services, with Ambulance Transport
  • Hazardous Material Incidents
  • Rescue Incidents
    - Fire Rescues
    - Search and Rescue
    - High Angle Rescue
    - Trench Rescue
    - Confined Space Rescue
    - Water Rescue
    - Near drowning
    - Flood water issues/swift water rescues
    - Ice Water rescues

Public Education

Fire Extinguishment Division personnel also provide public education and fire safety programs to the residents of our community.

Pre-Incident Surveys

This Fire Extinguishment Division also performs pre-incident surveys of major buildings in the City to develop plans to reduce risk to personnel and damage to the facility in the event of fire or other destructive events.

Equipment Maintenance

The Fire Extinguishment Division personnel are responsible for the daily maintenance of all emergency response apparatus and the corresponding equipment. This also holds true for emergency medical equipment, as well as maintaining the five fire stations.