The Novi Fire Department was organized in 1929 and has been serving the Novi Community ever since. The City of Novi is committed to a combination Fire Department staffing system of full-time, paid-on–call, auxiliary, mutual aid, and contracted personnel to provide services. With 28 full-time and more than 70 part-time personnel, the Fire Department employs a cadre of highly trained and specialized staff with an enormous amount of expertise and talents. All members are required to meet and maintain minimum levels of training in fire suppression, hazardous material response, emergency driving, specialized rescue, and emergency medical services. All four fire stations located throughout the city are staffed seven days a week 24 hours a day.
Fire equipment includes; a 100’ platform Tower, three custom engines, one tanker/ engine, one reserve engine, two transport squads, two rescues, two command vehicles, a rescue boat, Polaris UTV, and a technical rescue trailer. All apparatus are state licensed as Basic Life Support.;

The Fire Administration consists of the following personnel:

Erick Zinser - Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police
John B. Martin - Fire Chief
Kevin Pierce - Fire Marshal
Phillip Duczyminski - Training Officer

The Administrative team of the Novi Fire Department is prepared to assist you with any questions or concerns that you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

  • Fire Operations and Suppression
  • Basic Emergency Medial Service
  • Training
  • Public Education
  • Plan Review
  • Fire Code Enforcement
  • Building and Apparatus Maintenance
  • Fire Hydrant Maintenance

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Child spraying a fire hoseThe Novi Fire Department shall strive to provide protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fire, medical emergencies, and hazards. We will engage the community in our mission through progressive community outreach and education in the areas of health, safety, and emergency preparedness all the while accomplishing this in a professional fashion which embodies respect, dignity, patience, and empathy for all.

Partners with our Community

The Novi Fire Department takes pride in our commitment to delivering quality, professional service by maintaining our skills, knowledge and abilities. All members will conduct themselves in an ethical manner and treat each other and those we serve humanely, decently, and honestly. We subscribe to the following values:

Accountability – Members of the Novi Fire Department will be accountable to each other and the community we serve. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.

Excellence – Striving for constant improvement to better serve the community and one another.

Integrity – Always doing what is right even when it’s difficult or unpopular so what we do individually and as an organization will stand up to public scrutiny.

Safety - The safety of our citizens and employees is a top priority of the Novi Fire Department. Every effort will be made to balance personal risk versus the value of life and property.

Valor – Courageously encountering adversity, accepting responsibility for ones actions, and providing respectful and professional conduct due the public and our members.

Dedication – Wholly committed to the mission and vision of our department. The faithful observance of duty beckons us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.

Unity – Place a high importance on unity in the organization and individual contributions to the work group. It is essential that we pull together in routine and stressful times and support each other.

Fire Districts Map

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Fire Districts Map

The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the enforcement of the fire prevention code in all existing and  new buildings, plan reviews, hazardous materials reporting and citizen complaints regarding fire code violations.

The department utilizes a concept called "Company Inspections" for the inspection of existing businesses.  The Fire Protection Officers, who are cross-trained as fire inspectors, conduct fire safety inspections in each of the four response districts.  These inspections educate the business/building owners on how to maintain a fire safe business as well as educate the fire fighters on what is inside the business before a fire may occur.

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Emergency Medical Services
Fire Suppression
Miscellaneous Types of Assistance

Emergency Medical Services

City of Novi Fire DepartmentTransportation to the most appropriate medical facility is done by Superior Ambulance which provides three ambulances, by contract, for the City of Novi. In cases of multiple patients or impassable weather conditions, the Novi Fire Department has two state-licensed Basic Life Support (BLS) transporting vehicles.
Other communities provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) with Paramedics licensed after over 1200 hours of training.



City of Novi Fire DepartmentFire Suppression

The Novi Fire Department responds to many different types of fire emergencies and hazardous incidents. These include:

  • Automatic fire alarms
  • Smoke & odor investigations
  • Smoke detector activations
  • Trash, brush & grass fires
  • Vehicle fires
  • Garage & outbuilding fires
  • Structure fires
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Miscellaneous Types of Assistance

Traditionally, many citizens rely upon the Fire Department for other types of assistance. These types of runs vary widely. To name a few:

  • A pet stuck under a backyard deck
  • A baby with their arm caught in a high chair
  • A person drove on top of a rock and couldn’t move the car
  • A ring stuck on a finger
  • A hand caught in a garbage disposal
  • Baby ducks stuck in a manhole
  • A finger “crazy glued” to an eyelid
  • The odor of something unusual

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Novi Firefighters perform patient assessment and extrication
at an automobile accident on 10 Mile.


Hazardous Materials Reporting Packet
(includes reporting requirements, hazardous chemical definitions and all related forms)


A hazardous material is any material capable of posing unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property.  A common sense approach, is that a material could be considered hazardous when it escapes its container and hurts or harms the thing it touches.  The more aware people become of hazardous materials, waste products and recyclable materials the more questions arise as to where these materials can be disposed of and recycled.

Novi Fire DepartmentThe City of Novi has addressed the recycling of paper, plastics, glass, and cans with the Recycling Center located at the Department of Public Works facility on Delwal Dr.  The problem of disposing of household hazardous chemicals has also been addressed with an annual Household Hazardous Waste Day.  In an effort to reduce the hazards and improve disposal methods, the table shown below gives examples on how and where to dispose of common household hazardous materials.

Material Hazard Class Disposal
Pesticides & Herbicides Poisonous Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Wood preservatives Poisonous & Flammable Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Empty pesticide container Poisonous residue Rinse container 3 times.  Use rinse water as full-strength pesticide.  Discard container in the trash.
Paints Flammable Use up leftover paint on other projects.

Latex paint: if only a small amount is left, open can and let liquid evaporate outdoors, away from children and pets.  Larger amounts can be dried out with the use of clay based cat litter and disposed of in the trash can. Please contact your disposal provider for more information.

Oil-Based paint: take oil-based paints and lead-based paints to collection site.
Used paint thinner Flammable Recycle by storing in a closed jar until particles settle.  Strain off the clear liquid for reuse.  Dry remaining sludge, wrap in plastic and discard in the trash.
Rust remover, turpentine, furniture stripper Flammable Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Used motor oil Combustible & Carcinogen Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Antifreeze Poisonous & Flammable Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.  Don’t pour antifreeze down drain
Gasoline (bad) Flammable Take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Car batteries Corrosive Trade in for new battery or take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.
Cleaners, drain openers,
oven & toilet bowl cleaners, bleach
Corrosive & Poisonous Use up according to label directions or offer to others that can use them.  Dispose of small amounts by diluting with lots of water and pouring down drain.
Furniture polish, spot removers Flammable Use up according to label directions or offer to others that can use them.  Or take to Household Hazardous Waste Day.


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