75 Year Anniversary

Join the Waterford Regional Fire Department in 2016 celebrating 75 years of protecting the lives and property of Waterford residents and visitors. We are proud of our history, as we started with one station at one pumper and a cadre of people willing to volunteer for their community.

As years went on stations were added and full-time firefighters were added to the rosters.  EMS services were expanded to include Paramedics and today we are the most progressive, best equipped, best trained and technologically advanced fire departments in the State of Michigan.

Waterford Fire Department is now the largest staffed fire department in Oakland County. We serve Waterford Township, the City of Pontiac and the City of Lake Angelus.  We protect 131,000 in an area of 60 square miles.

Resources include 9 fire stations staffed 24 hours a day, 10 fully equipped late-model fire engines, 6 state-of-the-art Advanced Life Support EMS rescue vehicles, 3 100-foot aerial ladder trucks, 2 mobile command vehicles with on-board computer and communications system, 144 full-time highly trained firefighters, of which 105 are licensed paramedics, and 10 volunteer firefighters.

We are so pleased to present this video looking back over 75 years with video, pictures and interviews of past and present Waterford firefighters.  We are confident you will enjoy this and even want to view it again.

Much thanks and appreciation is given to Gary Allison, Waterford Cable Coordinator and Battalion Chief Jim Runyan for their efforts in producing this wonderful video.

Please enjoy our documentary video and photos commemorating 75 years!

75 Year Anniversary Documentary


75 Year Anniversary Photos


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