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Detroit Fire Department - Organized in 1860

Fact Sheet
Administration

Edsel Jenkins, Fire Commissioner

John Berlin, 2nd Deputy Commissioner

Craig Dougherty, 2nd Deputy Commissioner

Sydney Zack, 2nd Deputy Commissioner

Divisions

• Administration

• Apparatus

•  Communications

• Community Relations

• Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

• Firefighting

• Fire Marshall

• Medical

• Research and Development

• Training Academy

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget: $176.8 million

Area of responsibility: 139 sq. miles

Personnel:
Fire suppression: 985

Annual responses:
Fire: 30,000
Fires fought: 7,000

Physical plant:
Fire stations: 44
Average age of fire stations: 80.7 years
Other facilities: 5

Response units:
Engine companies: 38
Ladder companies: 22
Squads: 6
EMS Medics: 24
Chiefs: 8
Other units: 11