In addition to the many emergencies that your Garden City Firefighters train and prepare for, the department also provides a number of non-emergency services. Among these are smoke detector installation, and battery changes for residents who can't safely change theirs. Firefighters are also involved with winterizing fire hydrants and testing all hose and pumps each year, as well as constant training in many areas of our profession.
Fire station tours with fire-safety and injury prevention presentations
are offered regularly for local school and community groups. Sparky
the fire-safety dog makes many public appearances, helping to spread the
vital message of smoke detectors, fire exit drills in the home, and
stop-drop & roll. Tours and appearances can be scheduled with the shift commander.
The Garden City Fire Department also works hand-in-hand with the police department in coordinating the communities Emergency Management program, advising local facilities and citizens on issues of tornado safety, severe weather sheltering and more. Planning for emergencies of all kinds falls within this area of department operations. Garden City is a member of the Wayne County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Wayne County Homeland Security Advisory Board.