Life Safety Programs

Life Safety Programs

The City of Monroe Fire Department (MFD) is responsible for a wide range of activities that make our community a safer place to work, shop and live. The most effective way to prevent the tragedy of fire and other injuries is education on their causes and to introduce strategies in dealing with these emergencies. The MFD strives to provide the safety tools needed to prevent tragedies through the following Fire Prevention Awareness, and Life & Fire Safety programs.

If you have any questions, please use the contact listed under each program.

Child Car Seat Safety

Providing a child restraint that is properly selected, installed, and used is the best way to ensure that you child is at their safest in the event of an auto collision.

The MFD has a Child Safety Seat Checking program, which educates parents and caregivers on the correct selection, installation and use of car seats. To schedule an appointment contact Captain Brent Newsom at 734.241.1626 or email brent.newsom@monroemi.gov.

CPR and AED Training

Quick action saves lives! CPR and AED classes are taught by Monroe Fire Department personnel, and can be held in our Central Fire Station, or at your work place or community organization. The class covers Adult, Child, and Infant CPR as well as AED.

Participants receive an American Heart Association book and CPR card. The classes are not for Healthcare providers.

Throughout the year we will have classes available keep an eye on our calendar

For private classes or inquires contact Joe Bentley at joseph.bentley@monroemi.gov or Daryll Yarger at daryll.yarger@monroemi.gov or call at 734.241.1626.

File of Life Program

This program assists first responders in gathering information in the event that a person is unable to communicate during a medical emergency in their home.

The File of Life card enables Fire/Police/EMS personnel to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient is unable to offer one. The card also eliminates the risk of a patient forgetting to mention something important.

The card, which is kept in a red plastic pocket labeled FILE OF LIFE, lists the patient name, emergency medical contact, insurance policy, social security number, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies, recent surgery, religion and a health care proxy. The entire pocket is held with a magnet to the outside of the refrigerator.

You can obtain a FREE File of Life card for you and each of your family members at both the Central Fire Station and the West Side Station, or contact Captain Newsom at 734.241.1626 or email at brent.newsom@monroemi.gov

Fire Extinguisher Training

The Monroe Fire Department offers hands-on fire extinguisher training for businesses, homeowners, organizations, and any adult interested in learning the benefits of fire extinguishers and their use. Different types of fire are discussed, as well as how to choose the correct fire extinguisher. Using the P.A.S.S. technique (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep), individuals are instructed on proper and safe use of extinguishers. With the support of La-z-Boy furniture, the Monroe Fire department has a Fire Extinguisher simulator. This provides the ability to do training's both indoor and outdoor.

For information or to schedule a training for your group or organization contact Lieutenant Scott Smiley at 734.241.1626 or email at richard.smiley@monroemi.gov

Safe Delivery for Newborns

Click here to find out more about our newborn Safe Delivery program that is a safe, legal and anonymous alternative to abandonment for newborns and releases them for placement with an adoptive family.

Smoke Detector Installation Program

The MFD currently offers free smoke alarms to homeowners who live within the limits of the City of Monroe. This program is a joint effort with DTE and the American Red Cross along with the Monroe Fire Department to install Smoke detectors in all Homes.

To request a smoke alarm, contact Lieutenant Scott Smiley at 734.241.1626 or email at richard.smiley@monroemi.gov

Tours

We offer Fire Station tours to individuals, civic groups, and classes. Attendees will explore fire equipment, apparatus, and areas of the fire station that are open to the public.

To schedule a Station tour or find out more about our fire prevention programs contact Lieutenant Scott Smiley at 734.241.1626 or email at richard.smiley@monroemi.gov