About the Auburn Hills Fire Department
What We Do

The Auburn Hills Fire Department (AHFD) originated as a volunteer fire department in 1942 serving what was then Pontiac Township. Members of the Fire Department fight fires, provide emergency medical treatment and rescue people from dangerous situations. Our engines, ladders, and ambulances are housed out of our three strategically placed fire stations.

We provide fire protection and advanced life support EMS service for over 24,000 residents over 17.4 square miles. Due to the heavy industrial/commercial makeup of our city, the day time population can rise to over 100,000 people. The department responds to over 4,000 calls annually.  

ISO Rating

AHFD is currently ranked Class 2 for their Public Protection Classification (PPC) as concluded by a third-party evaluation by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). ISO assigns PPC grades on a scale of Class 1 to Class 10 based on the fire protection capabilities of a department whereas Class 1 rating represents an exemplary fire supression program and where a Class 10 rating indicates that the department's current fire suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum standards.

AHFD is continually working to improve the City's ISO rating by improving fire suppression services and departmental effectiveness to create a safer community for all. 

This classification puts the Auburn Hills Fire Department in the top 2% of all fire departments across the state.  

Who We Are

Our agency is comprised of full-time personnel, paid-on-call firefighters, and part-time EMT/Paramedics.
We participate in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This provides a streamlined system of automatic aid responses from neighboring fire departments for significant incidents. This also improves interagency cooperation and training opportunities. Other steps we have taken to improve service to our city include:

  • Promoted 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 Administrative Officer;
  • Hired 4 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics;
  • Purchased a new frontline fire engine;
  • Purchased 3 advanced life support ambulances;
  • Started providing full advanced life support EMS transportation services;
  • Expanded the department's staffing and response model;
  • Upgraded several pieces of both fire and EMS equipment;
  • Revitalized our fire and EMS training systems;
  • And, began staffing all 3 fire stations 24/7. 
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