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Troy Fire Department

Appointments are preferred for most in-person services.

Payments  for most fees are accepted electronically. Payment, in a clearly marked envelope, can also be deposited with documents in secure drop boxes located outside of City Hall.   

Please call (248) 524-3419 for an appointment with our staff, or email FireMarshal@troymi.gov for more information.

Pete Hullinger, Fire Chief

Peter Hullinger | Fire Chief

The Troy, Michigan, Fire Department is led by Chief Peter Hullinger, a 15+ year veteran of the Department.

Peter began his service with the Troy Fire Department as a volunteer Firefighter in 1993, holding positions as Firefighter, Lieutenant and Captain while assigned to Fire Station 6.  In 2007 he began his full-time career with the TFD as a Fire Staff Technician where he was assigned to the Operations Division. Throughout his career, Peter has also assisted with training the large, mostly volunteer Fire Department and supporting fire prevention activities including fire protection system inspections and fire/life code application. In 2015, Peter was promoted to the rank of Fire Staff Lieutenant, and in 2019 he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief of Operations.  Major accomplishments during his time with the TFD include overseeing the construction of new Fire Station 4, acquiring the latest, safety-compliant personal protective equipment for the firefighters, as well as specifying, budgeting, building and in-servicing 9 fire apparatus.

Peter currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor Degree in Communications and a Master’s Certificate in Public Administration. He is a State of Michigan Registered Code Official and Inspector, as well as a nationally certified Fire Inspector 1, Inspector 2, and Plans Examiner.  In addition, Peter is a certified Fire Investigator, Fire Instructor and holds the Fire Officer 1, Fire Officer 2, and Fire Officer 3 certifications.

The Troy Fire Department is comprised of six fire stations strategically located throughout the city. Firefighters, who are highly trained and certified by the State of Michigan, are on-call 24 hours a day to respond to requests for service such as fires, rescues, and other emergencies.

The Troy Fire Department provides effective and efficient fire protection, rescue, and hazard mitigation to the community with a team of professionals, both volunteer and career, through fire prevention, public education, training, emergency response, and strategic planning.

2020 Annual Report

The Troy Fire Department is unique in that staffing consists of an authorized strength of 180 volunteer members and 11 uniformed career staff members, a mere 6% of the department. Administrative support is achieved with the uniformed career staff and one full-time civilian administrative assistant; one part-time civilian administrative aide; and four uniformed part-time staff assistants who are also volunteer firefighters.

In addition to administrative support and emergency incident response, career staff members provide required firefighter training; community risk reduction; plan review; inspection and code enforcement; permitting; equipment acquisition and maintenance; hazardous material reporting; and emergency management planning to support the department and comply with both state and local mandates.

Overall, this combination of volunteer firefighters and career staff members operates at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of many career departments of comparable or smaller size, allowing the City of Troy approximately $10M to $12M annually to provide other services. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 70% of firefighters in the United States are volunteers. 

A proactive approach to fire prevention principles and practices helps to reduce the risk of fire in the community, and is the basis for an affordable, well equipped, and well trained fire department.

The Troy Fire Department accepts applications for volunteer firefighters based on availability.

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