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Fire
Is open burning allowed in the City of Allen Park?
What Fire Code is used by the City of Allen Park?
The City of Allen Park has adopted the most recent addition of ALL NFPA codes. Please click here for additional information.
What are the rules for lighting off fireworks in the City of Allen Park?
How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
An official fire report can be obtained at:

Allen Park Fire Department
Officer in Charge
6730 Roosevelt
Allen Park, MI 48146
313-928-0024

Please be advised that it usually takes 3 to 5 business days for the Fire Marshal’s Division to complete a fire investigation. Questions related to fire reports can be directed to 313-928-0024.
How many Fire Stations are in the city of Allen Park?
There is 1 firehouse strategically located in the center of the city.
What is your Department's average response time to an emergency?
Our average response time is 3 to 4 minutes.
How many emergencies does your Department respond to each year?
There were 3301 responses in 2014.
Is it possible to tour a fire station?
Yes, to request a fire station visit. Call 313-928-0024.
Will I receive a bill if I am transported to the hospital by the Allen Park Fire Department?
There is a charge billed to the patient’s medical insurance company for payment. Patients are responsible for all bills not paid by insurance companies.
How do I become an Allen Park fighter?

Graphic-TopFull Time Firefighter/Paramedic Positions
A. The City of Allen Park establishes an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter every two years or as needed if the previous list is exhausted.

Application - When a new list is to be established the City of Allen Park will advertise that they are accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedics. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a United States citizen, possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license (with good driving record), possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., Have Michigan Firefighter I and II certification, Haz-Mat operations level certification, a Michigan Paramedic License, and both BLS and ACLS certification.
 
Testing - All applicants must possess, at time of application, a current Conference of Western Wayne test score and certificate of 75% or better. And a current passing certificate for the CPAT physical agility test.
 
Oral Interview - The candidate will be required to go before an Oral Interview Board consisting of Fire Department officers and the Fire Chief.
 
Eligibility Roster - The candidate’s written test score and oral interview score will be used, 60% written 40% oral, to rank the candidate on the current eligibility roster.
 
Conditional Offer of Employment - If it is determined that a new Firefighter/Paramedic is needed, applicants from the established eligibility list will be contacted and given a conditional offer of employment. The offer of employment is conditional on passing the following steps.
 
Background Investigation - A personal history questionnaire is part of the application. Candidates also will sign waivers allowing the City of Allen Park to conduct an extensive background investigation.
 
Medical/Psychological Evaluation - This step will involve a physical examination including vision, drug, motor function and cardiovascular stress tests. Candidates must be drug free.
 
Appointment - If the selected candidate passes their background check, physical, drug, and physiological testing they will be appointed to the position of Probationary Firefighter/Paramedic, and begin their 1 year probationary period.

Reserve Firefighter/Paramedic Positions

Application - City of Allen Park is always accepting applications for Reserve Firefighter/Paramedics. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a United States citizen, possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license (with good driving record), possess a high school diploma or G.E.D., Have Michigan Firefighter I and II certification, Haz-Mat operations level certification, a Michigan Paramedic License, and both BLS and ACLS certification.
 
Testing - All applicants must possess, at time of application, a current Conference of Western Wayne test score and certificate of 75% or better. And a current passing certificate for the CPAT physical agility test.
 
Oral Interview - The candidate will be required to go before the Fire Chief for an interview.
 
Eligibility Roster - If there are no current positions available the candidate will be placed on an eligibility roster. There are however, positions usually available.
 
Conditional Offer of Employment - If it is determined that a new Reserve Firefighter/Paramedic is needed, applicants from the established eligibility roster will be contacted and given a conditional offer of employment. The offer of employment is conditional on passing the following steps.
 
Background Investigation - A personal history questionnaire is part of the application. Candidates also will sign waivers allowing the City of Allen Park to conduct an extensive background investigation.
 
Medical/Psychological Evaluation - This step will involve a physical examination including vision, drug, motor function and cardiovascular stress tests. Candidates must be drug free.
 
Appointment - If the selected candidate passes their background check, physical, drug, and physiological testing they will be appointed to the position of Probationary Reserve Firefighter/Paramedic and begin their 160 hour training period.