About the Fire Department

Establishment of the Fire Department
The City of Midland Fire Department was established by the City Council, under the authority granted by the City Charter adopted November 7, 1944, and effective January 1, 1945, to protect and preserve the lives and property of the citizens of Midland from fire and to assist them in emergency situations.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Midland Fire Department is responsible for protecting and preserving the lives and property of the citizens of Midland from fire and to assist them in emergency situations.

It is the duty and responsibility of the department to enforce the laws of the State of Michigan and the ordinances of the City of Midland, which provide for protection of life and property against fire. It is the further duty and responsibility of the department to constantly strive for optimum efficiency in maintenance and operation of its facilities, equipment and personnel for the prevention and extinguishing of fires and to be ready to respond to any emergency be it natural or technological in nature.

The department serves a population of 41,863 covering an area of 35.87 square miles.