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Toys For Tots

RTFD will hold our collection drive on Sunday Nov. 9th thru Saturday Dec. 20th
Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy at any of our fire stations.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

 


Our Fire Stations

Fire Station Three

Fire Station 1 (north end)

 

Fire Station Headquarters

Fire Station 2 (Headquarters)

 

Fire Station One

Fire Station 3 (south end)

 


Rescue

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The history
Prior to 1996, Redford Township was considered a Basic Life Support (BLS) non- transporting service. Since then, through evolved stages, now we are at the highest level of pre-hospital patient care available


The need
With our population increasing and living longer, there is a need to provide services to accommodate these changes. Senior Citizens fear heart attacks, strokes and injuries more than experiences a fire.


The objective
To provide the citizens of Redford Township with the best pre-hospital emergency care available. This is accomplished by providing immediate response of an Emergency Medical Rescue Unit, properly staffed with trained personnel in both fire fighting and Advanced Life Support Medical Training. The provider will have the highest level of training available and equipped with the necessary life saving equipment to achieve this goal.


Advanced Life Support
Your Fire Department has been providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) Treatment and Transport for over a decade. Since the implementation of the ALS program, your Firefighter/Medics have been able to swiftly provide intervention procedures that can lead to a higher probability of survival for our residents. Examples of these treatments include: IV therapy for fluids and medications. Assessing and treating cardiac events including having the ability to perform an ECG in the field and transmitting it to the hospital prior to our arrival with the patient which provides the awaiting physician with real time data. Our training also includes placing an advanced airway for trauma victims or unresponsive patients. We began to utilize Intra-osseous Drills (I/O D) which allow your Firefighter/Medics to quickly administer medications and fluids to patients when conventional Intravenous (I/V) sites are impractical. Some common emergency medical calls we receive are heart attacks, difficulty breathing, unresponsive patients, diabetic emergencies, overdoses, victims of a motor vehicle crash, smoke inhalation, fractured bones, drowning and seizures to name a few.


The benefits to the citizens
Roughly 85% of the US population is protected by a Fire based EMS system including yours. Our department has developed a professional relationship with each of the three hospitals we can transport our patients to, Botsford General Hospital and Trauma Center, Garden City Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital of Livonia. With our first hand knowledge of our townships homes, business and roads we can maintain a response time of less than 4 minutes on average.


 

Employment Opportunity

Firefighter/Paramedic Recruitment
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Run Volume

2008: 4281 total calls

2009: 4144 total calls

2010: 4363 total calls

2011: 4736 total calls

2012: 4799 total calls

2013: 4953 total calls

2014: 3967 total calls thru Sept 30th.

 

Giving Back

2013: $4300 collected for Muscular Dystrophy Association

2013: 500 toys collected for Toys For Tots

2014: RTFD Local 1206 Redford Relay for Life team raised $6000 thru T-shirt sales and donations.

2014: $9360 was collected through our Fill-The-Boot for MDA

 

Community Help

Did you know that the Redford Firefighters Fund loans wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches to Redford residents free of charge? Contact the South Fire Station for availability @ 937-2029. (Must show proof of residency at time of pick-up.)


The Redford Township Fire Department is dedicated to improving community safety and will inspect the installation of your child's car seat. To schedule an appointment, contact the BC on duty.
For more safety information, please visit www.safekids.org
PLEASE NOTE: inspections are performed by on duty personnel and may need to be rescheduled if a 911 call is received.


Each year, the Redford Township Firefighters Union, Local 1206 holds a collection drive for Toys For Tots. Please help by donating a new or gently used, unwrapped toy to any of our fire stations.

 

Videos

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Click here to view a tribute to firefighters: www.youtube.com/v/QZFkZiwMLZ4

 

REDFORD FIRE
DEPARTMENT

Station 1
18300 Beech-Daly
Point-to-Point Driving Directions
313-531-7683
Engine 1 and Rescue 1
Lieutenant (1), Engineer (1), Firefighter/Paramedic (2)

Station 2
15145 Beech-Daly
Point-to-Point Driving Directions
HEADQUARTERS
Command Vehicle (Chief 3)

Fire Chief Dave Garland313-387-2645
Fire Inspector Chris Meyer313-387-2638
EMS Coordinator313-387-2648
Battalion Chief on duty313-387-2639
Dept. Secretary313-387-2635

Station 3
10101 Beech-Daly
Point-to-Point Driving Directions
313-937-2029
Engine 3, Recue 3, Engine 2 (Commercial)
Lieutenant (1), Engineer (2), Firefighter/Paramedic (2)

Email:
Fire Chief                                    firechief@redfordtwp.com

Fire Inspector                                    fire_inspector@redfordtwp.com

EMS Coordinator                 emsc@redfordtwp.com

B.C. on duty                          bconduty@redfordtwp.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Fire department provide station tours?
Yes. Call 313-387-2635 to schedule a tour during normal business hours.
How do I schedule a speaker on Fire Safety?
Call 313-387-2638
How do I dispose of old smoke detectors?
If the detector is an older ionization model, you should dispose of it during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection held each year, usually in May.
Where can I service my fire extinguisher?
There are several fire extinguisher companies listed in the Yellow Pages.
When will I get my power back on?
Detroit Edison works to address the hazardous areas where downed lines are a threat to life and property. When the safety factors have been addressed, Detroit Edison works as quickly as possible to restore power. Click here for more information.
What do I do about wires arcing?
Call 911 immediately.
Does the Fire department inspect installed child car seats?
Yes.
Does the Fire department give CPR training and/or First Aid classes?
No.
Why are the sirens going off?
The early warnings systems test occurs the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. The three-minute test, which features a loud "whooping" sound, is accompanied by an override of the local cable television system alerting viewers that the siren blast is only a test. In the event of a real emergency -- such as a tornado warning -- residents hearing the city-wide siren are urged to tune into a radio or television to learn more information. Residents are reminded NOT to call 911 when the siren is sounded unless there is an actual emergency situation.
My carbon monoxide detector is going off, what should I do?
If any family member is feeling dizzy or nauseous, call 911 immediately. If you feel fine, open the windows, check all appliances and call your gas company. If you are ever in doubt regarding an emergency, call 911.
If my mother or father is suffering from chest pains or someone in my family is unconscious, what should I do?
Call 911 immediately and a rescue squad will be dispatched. For these types of calls we dispatch a fire engine and a rescue. The rescues are staffed with 2 paramedics. The Fire Engines are staffed with 2 or 3 paramedics. If the person calling 911 portrays an incident which sounds like a serious medical emergency to the dispatcher, both a rescue squad and an engine are sent. The Redford Twp. Firefighters are bringing the emergency room to you.  When you are in an emergency room at a hospital, there are multiple people helping a critically ill patient. Firefighters/paramedics are no different. They also need to have multiple personnel on scene to adequately provide the highest level of services for the patient.