Fire Department

Preventing Fires


Statistics have shown that three out of four fires occur in the home. St. Clair Shores is a residential community, meaning the danger of a fire fatality or injury to our citizens is higher. Residents most in danger are the very young and the very old. Nighttime is the most dangerous time for fires. For this reason, smoke detectors may provide the only means for alerting home residents of a fire danger. Firefighters strongly recommend that residents change batteries in home smoke detectors twice a year, spring and fall, or each time they adjust their clocks.

The Fire Prevention Bureau also provides a Juvenile Fire Setter Program which specializes in educating children who are more than just curious about fire. Remember: fire prevention is no accident.

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Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 586-445-5380 for fire safety inspections, education, and fire safety information.