Headquarters Station - 816 E. Haley St. Midland, MI 48640 Phone:989-837-3410 Email:
About the 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.
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
extinguishment of fires and to be ready to respond to any emergency be
it natural or technological in nature.
The department is led by the fire chief, whose duties are to direct
and administer all operations and personnel of the department. The chief
is appointed by and performs the duties of this position under the
administrative guidance of the city manager. The classified personnel of
the department include the battalion chiefs, lieutenants, fire truck
operators, firefighters, fire inspector and an office assistant.
The Midland Fire Department is presently operating with a complement
of 46 personnel: one (1) fire chief; one (1) fire marshal; one (1) training/safety officer;
three (3) battalion chiefs; nine (9)
lieutenants; nine (9) fire truck operators; 21 firefighters; and one (1)
For operational purposes, the personnel of the department are
divided into three platoons, each with a complement of 14 personnel who
work a 24-hour shift. Each of three fire stations is under the direct
command of a lieutenant who is responsible to the battalion chief on
duty. The officer in command of a station is responsible for the
maintenance of all station equipment, facilities and the immediate
supervision of personnel.
The department serves a population of 41,863 covering an area of
35.87 square miles.