Fire Department

The Garden City Fire Department is dedicated to providing comprehensive all-hazard emergency services for our community, ranging from fire suppression and advanced life support ambulance service to specialized rescue and hazardous material response and the provision of fire and injury prevention programs. The department is staffed by career firefighter-paramedics who are cross-trained to provide both fire and EMS services.

Garden City maintains one fire station located adjacent to City Hall. The station was constructed in 1965. Garden City is a member of the Western Wayne County Fire Department Mutual Aid Association and through it, of Health Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Inc.

Our cooperative program of automatic aid for structure fire response with Westland, Inkster, and Wayne is proving highly successful, improving fire ground safety in all participating communities. As a result of the program, improvements have been made in:

  • Firefighter Accountability (tracking) systems in all communities
  • Interagency communications
  • Interagency firefighter survival training and operations
  • Interagency Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training and operations

The efforts of our 21 career firefighter-paramedics and a volunteer fire photographer. Our professional firefighters comprise the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1911.

Knox Box for Residential

Knox Box is not a requirement for residential homes but would be helpful in an emergency situation. Knox Box is a secure box that citizens can purchase and mount to the outside of their home, you would keep emergency information and keys inside the box that only the Fire Department can open. Visit for more information.

Knox Box for Businesses

Knox Box is a requirement for businesses and the only authorized unit used in our city.  It is a controlled access system. The Fire Department will only make an entry in the event of a fire, alarm activation, medical emergency, or request by the business/property owner.

Contact the Fire Department to schedule a time for the Fire Department to install the entry key and for more information.

  1. Mission Statement
  2. Vision Statement
  3. Value Statement


As a team of highly trained and dedicated professional Firefighter / Paramedics, it is our mission to provide the highest standard of service to all those who may seek our assistance. We are a service provider and we stand ready to provide fire suppression, fire prevention education, community risk reduction, rescue services, hazardous material response, urban search and rescue and emergency medical care and transport. We will faithfully provide these vital services, promptly and safely, to any person who resides in, works in, or visits the City of Garden City.

As a family of individuals committed to serving others, we will always provide for the welfare of our personnel through a healthy and rewarding work environment. We are dedicated to respect, integrity, compassion, and leadership amongst ourselves so that we may proudly serve others.