Hot Topics

The hot topics section contains a variety of informational subject matter primarily concerning the safety and well-being of you and your family.

It contains many helpful tips and tidbits of useful information that can make your life easier and safer, especially during an emergency or other crisis. You'll find information on the proper usage of the 911 system, how to make it easier and faster for emergency responders to find your home in an emergency, how important it is to yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles, and how to report information concerning suspected arson.

There is also the latest information about the department's annual open house and other public functions in which the department participates.
  1. Arson Hotline

    Receive up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of anyone on arson charges.

  2. EMS File of Life

    This little slip of paper filled out and stuck to the refrigerator, the back of the front door, by the phone, or any other prominent location, can provide valuable information that can greatly assist the paramedics in treating the patient, especially if time is critical.

  3. Finding Your Address

    When seconds count, finding your address quickly can mean the difference between life and death.

  4. Open Burning Ban

    Michigan Public Act 451 of 1994, Section 324 and the Waterford Township Code of Ordinances, Section 7-29 explicitly prohibit the open burning of yard waste, leaves, grass, brush, branches, wood, construction materials, building materials, garbage, trash, waste material or any other material.

  5. Right-of-Way

    Remember why it is important to stop for emergency vehicles who have the right away.

  6. Upcoming Events/In the News

    Read about the events happening within the Fire Department before they happen.

  7. Using 911

    The 911 emergency telephone system is in place in Waterford to assist citizens with police, medical or fire emergencies.