Milan Area Fire Dept.
Since 1887, the Milan Area Fire Department has been proud to serve our community with emergency response services.
The Milan Area Fire Department responds to various types of incidents throughout the year. We provide a wide range of specialized service Emergency Medical Response, Motor Vehicle Response including extrication, Search and Rescue, Firefighting, Ice Rescue and Hazardous Material Response.
With a coverage area of just over 77 square miles including the City of Milan, Milan Township, and part of London and York Townships. We are staffed daily 7 am to 5 pm. Outside of staffed hours, we operate with paid on call staff with eight apparatus out of one station. Along with responding to emergencies, we are very active in our community during events and offering fire safety presentations.
Frequently Ask Questions
Do you fill recreational pools?
No we do not.
Does the fire department offer fire station tours or appearances?
Yes. Visit the "Contact Us" page and fill out the appropriate form. A fire officer will reach out to you to schedule it. If you see the doors open, we welcome you to stop and say hello.
My smoke alarm is chirping, what do I do?
Smoke detectors typically alarm with a loud, constant sound that persists until the smoke clears or until its owner disables the unit. An occasional chirp is typically a sign of a low battery. Check the home for any indication of smoke or fire. If there is any question in your mind as to whether there may be a fire, get out of the building and call 911. Never leave a smoke detector in a non-working state. If the battery is dead or borrowed for another use, make it a point to replace it with a fresh one before you retire for the evening. Your life, and the lives of your family, may depend on it.
What should I do if I see a wire down?
Call 911. Overhead wires can carry electricity, cable television or telephone service. Electrical voltages vary from as little as a few volts to over 13,000. All wires should be considered as dangerous because they could come in contact with an electrical transmission line somewhere along their path. Downed wires may also come in contact with fences and other conductive objects. Stay away and contact your Fire Department. We will help to identify the wire and assess the risk. Firefighters will then establish a safe perimeter using yellow barrier tape and notify the appropriate utility for repair. In high-hazard cases, firefighters may stand by at the scene to keep people safely away.
Do you offer car seat checks?
Yes we do. We have a team of trained firefighters with their CPST certification that can help you learn how to safely install your child safety seats. These inspections are by appointment only and are done free of charge. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 734-439-2843; ext 108 or email Lt Kyle Maury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the fire department always staffed?
We are staffed with a minimum of two firefighters daily between 7am-5pm. Outside of those hours, we operate as a paid-on-call department. This means all personnel carry a pager and respond when available to the station when there is an emergency.
What if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
Carbon monoxide can build up over time until is eventually reaches a level sufficient to set off your detector, or it can build quickly due to gas-fired cooking and heating appliances that may not be properly vented. Newer detectors feature digital displays to indicate how many parts per million have been detected. The safest action is to leave the home and call for assistance. Opening doors and windows will make a safer environment but will make it more difficult for firefighters to find the problem. Milan Area Firefighters have sophisticated instruments that can help to detect and measure this toxic gas. Firefighters can also check for obvious problems in the furnace or water heater duct work and assess other potential sources. If anyone in the home is feeling ill, firefighter will provide any care that may be appropriate. In many cases we will notify the gas company to send a representative as well. Gas company technicians are even better equipped to identify and correct the problem, however a gas company service charge is applicable.
Why does a fire engine respond to medicals?
As a fire department, we must be available to respond to any emergency at a moments notice, whether that be from the fire station or from another emergency. By having a fire engine, it gives us the ability to have all the necessary equipment for any given call.
The Milan Area Fire Department responds to various types of incidents throughout the year. These runs range from fire, auto, and medical emergencies. Below are the emergency runs for each year.
Year to Date
2023 Total Runs
2022 Total Runs
2021 Total Runs