Fire Department

Life safety and property conservation are two main functions of the fire department. The Inkster Fire Department consists of 24 uniformed personnel. The department has one station with one engine, one ladder truck, and two EMS units. Our department responded to over 5400 requests for service.

Department Framework

Firefighting Units

The Fire Department consist of three 7 men units, each of which has one Captain, one Sergeant, and five Firefighters. They work year round fighting fires and transporting the sick and injured.

Other Duties

In addition to their Firefighting responsibilities most of our Firefighters wear more than one hat.  We have Firefighters assigned as: Fire Chaplain, Fire Inspector, Emergency Medical Service Coordinator, Hazardous Materials Specialists, Training Officers, and Public Relations Officer.


Our Administrative Staff consist of a Fire Chief who handles all incoming calls to the department, reports and complaints.  Our chief runs the department like a business and our business is to serve YOU our residents.  He accomplishes that by removing barriers for our staff to operate more efficiently with an emphasis on doing the job well with customer service as a priority.

Fire Cause & Origin Unit (Arson Team)

The Fire Cause and Origin Unit consists of 1 Fire Inspector and 1 Police Officer. These men have been trained in the field of Fire Investigation, through the Michigan State Police. Their objective is to find the cause of the fire, where it might have started, and if the fire was intentionally set.  This Unit continues to receive on going training in the field of Fire Investigation.