The Detroit Fire Department (DFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan.
The DFD operates 48 fire companies out of 34 fire stations located throughout the city, with a total sworn personnel complement of 830 firefighters in all ranks.
The DFD responds to approximately 165,000 emergency calls annually, with over 80% being medical emergencies and approximately 9,000 working structural fires. Determining the cause of a fire is difficult. The city’s open data portal no longer reports fire causes, so the disposition code given by firefighters on the scene are used to determine the origin. Further investigation may result in the cause changing, but this information is not publicly available.
Note: This dataset is complete and accurate to the best ability of the fire department at the time it is submitted, but may be modified at a future date in the course of routine investigation and verification.