Chief, Community Relations
The Detroit Fire Department Apparatus/Community Event Program is a specialized program that allows the community to request a Fire Apparatus (Engine/Ladder) for a community event. Community organizations must submit a request for Fire Apparatus in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event to the DFD Community Relations Division
The letter of request should contain the following information:
Based on availability, and if weather permits, Fire Apparatus are normally scheduled for community events. However, it is advised that community organizations schedule other attractions and activities. All Fire Apparatus must be available to respond to an emergency should the need arise. Therefore it is recommended that the Fire Apparatus not be the main attraction.
Speaking engagements are scheduled throughout the school year. To request a career day speaker, organizations should address a letter to
. The letter of request should contain the following information:
Firehouse tours are scheduled throughout the year. The Firehouse Tour Program provides the public with a detailed tour of the Firehouse and information on the various apparatus housed at the station.
To request a firehouse tour:
Community organizations must send request in writing at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit to the DFD Community Relations DivisionThe letter of request should contain the following information:
Based on availability, firehouse tours are normally scheduled. However, be aware that all fire apparatus is used for emergencies. If an emergency arises, firefighters must respond. Therefore, if the fire apparatus is not present upon your arrival as you requested, it is being used at the scene of an emergency.
The Detroit Fire Department Community Relations Division uses the Mobile Fire Safety House to teach children about fire prevention, detection and evacuation using hands-on methods. The Mobile Fire Safety House features child-size rooms, and real-life hazards like smoke and heat. The exercises equip children with the skills to prevent fires and respond properly should a fire occur in their homes. Early Childhood Centers and Head Start Centers are the focus for this specialized training. There is a fee involved.
For details, call
The Detroit Fire Department will have open houses at each of its firehouse location during National Fire Prevention Week, the second week in October. The public is invited to visit and tour City firehouse facilities.
For more information about fire safety, contact the Community Relations Division at 313.596.2959