Non-Emergency: (248) 858-4911
Mailing address: 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 is 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 (9) paid-on-call Firefighters.
In addition to emergency response, personnel conducts 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 a 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.
As you know, a global outbreak of a respiratory disease named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) started in China in late 2019. The virus has been detected in more than 90 countries, including the U.S. The State of Michigan has been working with federal and local partners to monitor the situation, develop and expand laboratory testing, educate and raise awareness, and prepare for COVID-19 in Michigan.
Please visit the link provided below for CDC for recommendations/checklists for protecting yourself and your home.
Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is working closely with healthcare providers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor and prepare for the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. OCHD is providing a Preventing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit for General Public to share information with you and your family about how to stay healthy and prevent illness.
This toolkit is available here: OakGov.com/Health/Information/COVID-19/Pages/General-Public.aspx
You will find preparedness information and prevention materials about: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) What You Need to Know, stopping the spread of germs, hand washing instructions, cleaning and disinfecting
Use good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
Stay home if you are sick, and advise others to do the same.
Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and warm water are not available.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).It’s not too late to get your flu shot! While the influenza vaccine does not protect against COVID-19 infection, it can help keep you healthy during the flu season.
The CDC has provided guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities including businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, and childcare organizations and schools.
Attention: Burn Permits are no longer needed. Please follow all rules listed in the ordinance and FAQ below.
Downed Power Lines
Often severe storms have high winds that cause damage to trees and power lines. If you see a downed power line always assume it is energized with electricity - STAY AWAY! Even when a power line appears to be dead, it can still be energized and those wires that really are dead can be re-energized without warning.
Never approach a downed power line or try to move it. Even telephone and cable TV lines can be dangerous if they are in contact with a power line. Chain link metal fences can also be hazardous if a power line has fallen on them. Always keep children and pets away from any downed power lines and other downed or hanging wires.
Report downed power lines to DTE Energy at (800) 477-4747
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
For more information on smoke alarms, please visit our fire safety page.
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:
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?
Outdoor Warning Sirens
Spring brings with it increased risk of severe weather. While tornadoes and severe thunderstorms can occur at any time, they are more likely to occur in the early afternoon hours.
A severe weather WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe weather to occur in the watch area. You should plan and prepare for the possibility of severe weather and listen to radio and television for later statements or warnings.
A severe weather WARNING means that severe weather is occurring and you should take the necessary safety precautions. If a TORNADO WARNING is issued, the outdoor warning sirens will sound a steady three (3) minute warning signal. Take cover immediately and listen to radio or television for more information.
The first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. a test is conducted of the outdoor warning sirens. Click here to see testing schedule. NOTE: Siren tests are not conducted during December, January, or February due to winter weather.
Michigan state law allows fireworks on the following days, after 11:00 a.m.:
- December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1
- The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, until 11:45 p.m.
- June 29 to July 4, until 11:45 p.m.
- July 5, if it falls on a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
- The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day, until 11:45 p.m.
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