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Operating under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, effective midnight March 24, the Charter Township of Shelby closed Township Hall and all associated buildings until April 13. Residents may still call any township department to leave a voicemail message. Appropriate personnel will return calls as soon as possible. Residents can also email township staff at for general questions.

The Shelby Township Fire Department and the Shelby Township Police Department are responding to emergency calls. Please use discretion when seeking emergency services.

Visit for a department directory. Information is also regularly updated at

Letter from Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis regarding "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order

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The mission of the Shelby Township Fire Department is to reduce deaths, injuries, and property loss from fire, hazardous material incidents, emergency medical situations, and other disaster/emergency by being proactive in providing excellent, state of the art, pace setting, life and property preservation and emergency services in a professional and cost-effective manner, unhampered by tradition while recognizing and treating our people as our most valuable resource and the key to our success.

The Shelby Township Fire Department also offers outreach programs like station tours, public education courses such as CPR training and provides fire reports and other information to the community through its offices located at Fire Station No. 1.

Bonfire / Open Burning Ordinance

Shelby Township's Bonfire/Open Burning Ordinance must be reviewed prior to submitting an application for a bonfire permit.

Bonfire / Open Burning Ordinance   Annual Bonfire Permit Application

CPR Training

The Shelby Township Fire Department offers Healthcare Provider CPR and Heartsaver CPR courses designed by the American Heart Association.

The Healthcare Provider Course is held every other month. Course Fee is $65 per person. The Healthcare Provider Course is designed for the professional emergency care provider such as nurses and paramedics and those who wish to expand their skills beyond the Heartsaver CPR Course.

This course will teach you the mechanics of one and two person CPR and obstructed airway in adults, children and infants. Automatic external defibrillating is covered for use on adults only. The Healthcare Provider Manual is required and may be purchased at time of class. A certificate is issued following an 84% passing grade for the required written and skills examination. The certificate is valid for two years from the date of issue. The program length is approximately four to six hours. Please call 586-726-7295 for further information. This course must have a minimum of 5 students to be held.

2020 Healthcare Provider Course Dates

January 18 March 21
May 16 July 18
September 19 November 21

The Heartsaver CPR Course is held every other month, and the course fee is $55 per person. Heartsaver CPR is intended for lay responders such as teachers, daycare providers and all persons whose employer requires basic CPR training.

Heartsaver CPR teaches the mechanics of cardio pulmonary resuscitation and treatment of an obstructed airway in adults, children and infants. A Heartsaver CPR Manual is required and may be purchased at the time of class. A certificate is issued following an 84% passing grade for the required written and skills examinations. The certificate is valid for two years from the date of issue. The program length is approximately four to six hours. Please call 586-731-3476 ext. 3 for further information. This course must have a minimum of 5 students to be held.

2020 Heartsaver CPR Course Dates

February 22 April 18
June 20 August 15
October 17 December 19



The Shelby Township Fire Department's Annual Report is prepared by the Shelby Township Fire Chief. The report details the department's activities, accomplishments and statistics from the previous year.


2019 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report  


Shelby Township Fire Department Open House

Each year the Shelby Township Fire Department hosts an open house in observation of the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week. The open house is a family-friendly event that provides an opportunity to tour the fire station, meet firefighters and participate in many fun, educational activities.


Thank you for making the 2019 open house such a success. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Please stay tuned to this page for information on our 2020 open house.

Knox Rapid Access System
The Knox Rapid Access System  is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out, or there is any emergency, the Knox system allows firefighters and paramedics immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry, damage or delay. Each local Knox system purchased by a property owner is keyed to a master key controlled by the Shelby Township Fire Department.

The Shelby Township Fire Department requires a locking Knox key box on all commercial property as defined by the Fire Code Official, or where
immediate access is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes per the 2015 International Fire Protection District, Section 506.1 as

The Knox system for residential property owners is for at-risk residential occupants, and persons responsible for at-risk occupants who need the ability to grant fire department access to residential property in an emergency without property damage.

Commercial Knox Box information Residential Knox HomeBox information


Contractor Portal - Inspection Reports
Inspection reports will now only be accepted electronically. The Fire Department has partnered with MobileEyes to provide you, the service contractor, with an easy and efficient way to send your reports to us. Simply upload them through the contractor portal within seven days of the inspection date. The system will notify us to the deficiency severity, and we can respond accordingly. At this time, we are only requesting sprinkler system, alarm, kitchen system, and paint booth reports.

If you have any issues with the system, please contact the MobileEyes help desk at 866-974-1117, ext. 1. If you are having trouble locating your service address in the system, please call Patty at 586-731-3476, ext. 3.


Access the contractor portal here Click here for instructions on setting up your account
  Click here for instructions on funding your account

Frequently asked questions

  • Who can I speak to about my ambulance bill?
    The Shelby Township Fire Department uses a third party biller for all EMS billings. Please contact AccuMed at 888-330-5405 for any questions about your bill.

  • Does the fire department accept sharps/needles?
    No, we do not. We suggest you visit for local disposal options.

  • I need help installing my child’s car seat. Who should I call?
    STFD currently has two members who are certified child passenger safety seat technicians. They are available, by appointment, to inspect your
    seat for expiration and recalls, help with installation, educate you on proper seating positions, and answer any questions you may have. Please
    call 586-731-3476 ext. 3 to set up an appointment.

  • How do I schedule a fire-related educational program or engine visit?
    Please contact Deputy Fire Marshal Duane Staten at 586-731-3476 ext. 2723 or Your request should include the event,
    date, time, location, and point of contact including a contact number for the event.

  • What should I do with an expired fire extinguisher?
    We suggest you take the extinguisher outdoors and empty it into a large garbage bag to depressurize it. You can then throw the empty canister
    in the bag and put it out with your regular trash.

  • Does the fire department service fire extinguishers?
    No, however you can find local fire extinguisher businesses in the yellow pages or online to service them.

Acting Chief/Chief of Training: Rodney Scrutchen
Assistant Chief John McCoy
Fire Marshal: Steven Henion

EMS Coordinator: Frank Pierce

Shelby Township Fire Department

Fire Station No. 1

6345 23 Mile Road

Shelby Township, MI 48316-3572
Phone: 586-731-3476
Fax: 586-726-4553
For all emergencies dial 911


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