Permits are NO LONGER NEEDED to Open Burn
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FAQ Open Burn Ordinance
Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: Dial (248) 858-4911
Fire Administration/EMS Training is located at Fire Station 4: 465 S. Baldwin Rd.
Fire Prevention is located at Fire Station 2: 3801 Giddings Rd.
Our mailing address is: 3365 Gregory Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48359
The Orion Township Fire Department is an all-hazards Fire Department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services (EMS) to the residents, businesses, and visitors of both Orion Township and Lake Orion Village. The department operates out of four (4) fire stations located throughout the community from which services are provided through a combination of career and paid-on-call firefighters.
Full-time personnel are assigned to one of three shifts that work 24 hours per shift, 7 days a week. Each shift is staffed with seven (7) Firefighter/EMTs, some of whom are Paramedics.
The Fire Department operates under the administrative leadership of the Fire Chief and is supported by an Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, two (2) Fire Inspectors, & EMS Coordinator. Fire Extinguishment Division personnel are comprised of: (3) Captains - Command Officer, (3) Lieutenants, (4) Firefighter/Paramedics, and (8) Firefighter/EMTs. We also are supported by (12) paid on-call Firefighters.
In addition to emergency response, personnel conduct daily training sessions on the skills, knowledge, and abilities that are expected to be performed as firefighters. The department shares a strong belief that the best way to fight a fire is to prevent it from ever happening. Through commitment to excellence and community risk reduction, the Fire Department emphasizes a strong fire prevention program to ensure the safety of the public. We also provide a variety of fire and life safety services including home and business inspections, fire cause and origin investigations, public education and outreach, child safety seat inspections, and community first aid and CPR.
As we continually strive to provide quality customer service and continual improvement, we would like to Thank You, the residents and elected officials for the continued support of your Fire Department.
Please check back often for updated news, announcements, and additional information.
Are Your Smoke Alarms Up-to-Date?
How would you answer the following?
-Do your smoke alarms(s) work?
-When was the last time you tested your smoke alarm(s)?
-When was the last time you changed the batteries?
More than half of all fatal fires occur at night while people are asleep. Every home needs to have working smoke alarms to alert sleeping occupants of smoke and fire. The National Fire Chief’s Association has adopted a policy to change smoke alarms that are at least 10 years old and to change the batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. Remember this fall, when you set your clock back, change your batteries, and if your alarm is at least 10 years old, or if you are not sure how old it is, then change your detector too. Test your smoke alarm(s) weekly and replace the batteries at least twice a year at daylights savings time.
Did you know that not all smoke alarms are the same? Which one is the right one?
Your local hardware store sells so many different types that are designed to operate in different parts of your home. Ionization smoke alarms respond quickly to fire and should be used in the basement, outside sleeping areas and in the bedrooms. Photoelectric smoke alarms are more suitable around the kitchen or bathroom area. Whether you have smoke alarms wired together or battery operated, place the correct alarm in the area that it is designed to operate in, instead of disarming it every time it goes off when you burn the toast or step out of the shower. Most manufacturers will state on the package where to use their alarms. If you are still not sure, check with your local retailer to help make the right choice
Community CPR/AED/First Aid Training
If you are wanting to learn how to provide CPR, operate an AED or administer First Aid for either a community group or individually, please contact our EMS Coordinator:
Captain Chris LaGerould at (248) 391-0304, ext. 2002.
Community Risk Reduction
- Is your stove top clean, no grease, spills or clutter?
- Does a grown-up always stay in the kitchen when food is cooking on the stove?
- Are pot handles turned toward the back of the stove?
- Are space heaters at least three feet away from the walls and anything else that can burn?
- Does your fireplace have a sturdy screen to catch sparks?
- Has your heating system been professionally inspected or serviced in the past 12 months?
- Has your chimney been inspected or cleaned in the past 12 months?
- Do you always dispose of your fireplace ashes in a metal container outside, away from the house?
- Are candles blown out when grown-ups leave the room or go to sleep?
- Do you have sturdy non-tip and non-combustible candle holders?
- Are lit candles kept a safe distance from anything that can burn?
- Do you have large, deep, non-tip ashtrays for smokers?
- Are matches and lighters locked up high, out of children’s sight and reach?
- Do smokers wet all butts and ashes before throwing them away?
- Are paints, gasoline, and other flammable liquids stored away from flames and sparks?
- Are they outside the home in a shed or detached garage?
- Do your fuses or circuit-breakers match the circuits they protect? (Have them professionally inspected)
- Do you limit the use of extension cords, make sure they are properly maintained, and do not overload them?