of Fire and Rescue
||Michael J. Reddy
Inkster, Michigan 48141
For All Emergencies:
||8:00am - 4:00pm
Life safety and
property conservation are two main functions of the fire department.
The Inkster Fire Department consists of 17
uniformed and one civilian personnel. The department has one station
with one engine, one aerial, and one EMS unit. Our department
responded to over 5200 requests for service.
The Department Framework
The Fire Department consist of three (3) six men units, each of which
one Captain, two Sergeants, and three Firefighters. They work
year round fighting fires and transporting the sick and injured.
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. He is
instrumental in making sure that the firefighters and department have
all the materials they need to run smoothly.
Fire Cause and Origin Unit (Arson Team)
The Fire Cause and Origin Unit consists of one (1) Fire Inspector and
one (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.
Outdoor Emergency Warning System
Our department has no fire prevention division however, all
firefighters are trained to either operations on technician level for
hazardous materials response and 2 firefighters serve on the special
response team to the Western Wayne County Haz-Mat Team.
There are three firefighters also assigned to fire investigation and
two assigned as a tactical EMS team to provide service to police
tactical SWAT operations.
Emergency Warning System for the City of Inkster consisting of 4 Whelen
High Power WPS-2800 remote siren sites that have been strategically
placed to offer coverage throughout the community. The sirens have been
used to warn Inkster residents and visitors of any impending threat to
life and property. The sirens have the ability to produce four tones,
and to broadcast a vocal message. The sirens are only used to offer an
alert to the public and have never been used for any other type of
message broadcasting. Some of the threats that may cause the activation
of the siren system would be:
- Tornado warning and/or tornado touchdown in Wayne County
- Hazardous Material Spill
- Nuclear strike warning
- Flood warning, or any other real threat to the community
When the siren system is activated, the public is advised to go into
their homes, turn on the radio and/or television and await information
through the Federal EWS (Emergency Warning System) as to the pending
threat and steps to take for you and your family's safety.
Since the system in Inkster is an Outdoor warning system, the
activation of the sirens may not be heard inside your home. The purpose
of this system was to warn people outside to seek shelter indoors. For
your protection, you should always be aware of present weather
conditions. If the weather looks threatening, turn on a radio or
television to keep current on the approaching fronts. A weather alert
radio can be purchased to alert you regarding any watches and/or
Our Administrative Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am -
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