The Fire Department responds to over 2000 emergency runs every year and in most emergency situations, officers will arrive at an emergency scene in just over three minutes. Approximately 20% of the total runs the FD responds to are fire related with 80% EMS related. In the case of a major fire, Wayne is a member of an area wide mutual aid association comprised of fire departments which can provide up to 250 fully equipped Fire Fighters in less than an hour. Additionally, the City of Wayne Fire Department is a member of a mutual aid hazardous materials consortium of communities call the Western Wayne County Hazardous Materials Response Team. This specialized team is technologically trained to respond to hazardous materials incidents.
The City has currently agreed to participate in a Central Western Wayne Fire Automatic Aid Program. This program will enhance our current Western Wayne County agreement by effectively sharing resources to make available more firefighters on the scene of a structure fire in the participating communities of Wayne, Westland, Garden City and Inkster.
The fire department will respond using the following procdure. Upon receipt of a reported structure fire in any participating community, the affected communitiy's dispatch center will automatically and immediately notify the other three fire departments, who will dispatch at least one engine or rescue unit staffed by at least two firefighters.
Wayne Fire Fighters are Fire Fighter I and II level train through the Michigan State Police, Hazardous Materials Operation Level Certified, Cold Water Rescue, annually trained through the Michigan Municipal League Driverâ€™s Training Emergency Response Vehicles. The department also conducts on-going viable training for its all fire department members so that basic skills and techniques stay sharp and developed.
Fire Department vehicles consist of:
- TwoÂ ALS Medium duty rescue units
- Two Fire Pumper Squrts that can pump 1500 gallons of water per minute
- One 100', 1500 gallon per minute Aerial ladder Truck
- TwoÂ 4x4 ExplorerOne Utility Vehicle
- One Emergency Response Trailer with hazardous materials mitigation equipment