Airport Fire Department

All members of the department are licensed paramedics, specifically trained to respond in the rare instances when aircraft rescue and firefighting is needed. In 2011, the Airport Fire Department became the first Airport Authority Fire Department in the nation to earn an international accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). CFAI promotes professional excellence in firefighting and emergency services.

Our on-site fire department provides the following services:

  • Aircraft rescue firefighting
  • Structural firefighting
  • Advanced Life Support & Emergency Medical Service Care Transport
  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention and inspection
  • Hazardous materials mitigation
  • Urban search and rescue services
  • Public education
Detroit Metro Airport Fire Department Badges

Fire Station 1

Building 802
Detroit, MI 48242
(734) 942-3603 (24 Hr.)

Fire Station 2

Building 509 West Service Dr.
Detroit, MI 48242
(734) 942-3601

Fire Station 3

Building 737 West Service Dr.
Detroit, MI 48242
(734) 955-8792

Fire Chief

Mike Evans, C.M. • Fire Chief • (734) 247-7089
Detroit Metro Airport Fire Department • Station 2, Building 509, West Service Drive • Detroit MI, 48242

Release of Medical Records

In the event you experience a medical emergency for which you receive medical services through the Detroit Metro Airport’s Fire Department, and would like to request the release of your medical records, you may do so through the Authorization for Release of Medical Information. Completed forms must be submitted to the Airport Authority’s Fire Department for processing. Individuals requesting the release of their medical records shall be provided a copy of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Release form.

As healthcare providers, Fire Department personnel must maintain the confidentiality of patient medical records and information. Personnel also have a duty to release public information upon request in compliance with HIPAA, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and other guidelines.