Allen Park Fire Department

allen park seniors

Free smoke detectors, smoke detector batteries, and Knox Boxes are available to Allen Park residents who are senior citizens or have disabilities. Contact the fire station for more info or click on the links below for Knox Box information and safety tips from the NFPA.


Mission Statement

The Allen Park Fire Department will strive to provide the highest level of professional service to the Citizens of Allen Park and all who visit our City. We will provide the highest level of life safety, environmental and property protection through Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Injury Prevention, Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Mitigation.


If any Citizen has any questions or concerns related to the Fire Department please contact Chief LaFond directly at 313-928-2295 or by e-mail at 


If you have a question concerning fire inspections, fire code violations, or fire safety instruction, please contact Deputy Chief David Servetter directly at 313-928-1103 or 


To speak with the shift officer in charge call 313-928-0024


To report a fire, hazardous condition, medical emergency, downed power line, chemical spill, or any other emergency please 

DIAL 911


Fire Prevention Division                     NFPA

The primary responsibility of the Fire Prevention Division is to enforce all adopted codes and city ordinances pertaining to fire protection and investigation. Our department will inspect buildings to abate fire hazards and investigate the cause and origin of fires.

The Chief and Deputy Chief are both active members of the Downriver Mutual Aid Fire Investigation Task Force and utilize that organization when the need arises. The Fire Prevention Division is also responsible for educating the public in matters of fire safety; we accomplish this through educational programs both in our schools and our senior housing facilities. The goal of the Allen Park Fire Prevention Bureau is to provide a fire safe environment for all persons who live, work and visit the City of Allen Park .

The Allen Park Fire Department prevention efforts are the responsibility of Chief Douglas LaFond and Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal David Servetter.

We also offer a residential Knox Box program for elderly residents, for more information click on the Knox Box link to the right.





Fire Suppression     Maltesecross

The Allen Park Fire Department currently employs 23 personnel in fire suppression, with a six man daily minimum staffing, which is down from our traditional 28 man department with a 7 man minimum. We cover 7.2 square miles and approximately 28,000 residents. For 2012 the Allen Park Fire Department will respond to approximately 3200 calls for service. 

Truck 561 

Rescue Services       Star of Life

The Allen Park Fire Department provides an emergency based Advanced Life Support rescue service. This system is designed to provide fast competent service for medical emergencies. Fire Department rescue services are not intended for general patient transportation for non-emergency medical needs.


The Allen Park Fire Department is staffed with highly trained paramedics. The paramedic level allows the firefighters to perform many needed treatments such as fluid replacement, medication administration as well as 12 lead ECG capabilities that can save lives. We can provide cardiac drugs on scene and perform most of the resuscitation efforts usually reserved for the Emergency Room. We also provide needed medication to people having Diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions and many other emergency conditions requiring such treatment. We work in constant communication with our medical control to provide the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care for people suffering from a medical emergency.


The Allen Park Fire Department is equipped with the best extrication equipment available to remove accident victims from their vehicle following a serious accident. This truck pictured above carries the jaws of life, and many other extrication tools including, Vetter bags for lifting, a foam induction system with a separate foam tank and various hand and cordless power tools. The City of Allen Park has three major highways that pass through it. We have M39 (Southfield Freeway), Interstate 94 a major east west highway and Interstate 75 a major north south interstate highway within our jurisdiction. We have utilized this valuable equipment and this fire truck many times to assist people who have had accidents on these high-speed thoroughfares.