Fire Department
The Northville City Fire Department provides fire suppression, basic life support (BLS) EMS, fire prevention and inspection services and public education for the cities of Northville and Plymouth, Michigan, operating out of three stations. The department is staffed by a full-time chief and 55 part-time and paid-on-call firefighters and EMS responders. The Northville Plymouth Fire Advisory Board, which consists of elected and appointed officials from each City, provides input into the operation of the department.

Between the two cities, the department serves an area of 4.5 square miles and a residential population of 15,000. The department responds to approximately 1,600 calls for service each year.

The Fire Department is an active participant in the Western Wayne Fire Department Mutual Aid Association, whose members include more than 20 municipalities in Western Wayne and Southwestern Oakland Counties. The Association supports a Special Operations Group consisting of a Hazardous Materials Response Team and a Technical Rescue (USAR) team, and the Department contributes members to both teams. Automatic Mutual Aid Agreements with the City of Novi and Plymouth Township allows us to share resources with neighboring communities on a pre-arranged basis in response to structure fires. The department also participates in HEMS, Inc., the Medical Control Authority for Western Wayne County.

The department has partnered with two private advanced life support (ALS) providers as a part of a team approach to emergency medical response. Community EMS (CEMS) responds to EMS calls in Northville, while Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) responds to calls in Plymouth.

The department is headed by Chief Stephen Ott. He is assisted by a staff of three captains and five lieutenants.


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Contact Us
  • Stephen Ott
    Stephen OttFire ChiefEmail
  • Phone: 248-449-9920
    Fax: 248-449-9960
  • Hours: Monday - Friday (services: 24/7)8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (regular business hours)

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Station 1 - Headquarters: 
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248-449-9920
Fax: 248-449-9960
EMERGENCY: 911


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Station 2:
201 S. Main Street
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
734-453-1234 x281


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