City of Harper Woods
19617 Harper, Harper Woods, MI 48225
Harper Woods Fire Department
Director James R. Burke

19617 Harper  

Harper Woods, Michigan  48225  




EMERGENCY - DIAL 911            


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Harper Woods Fire Department to protect lives from death, injury and property loss caused by the ravages of fire, hazardous materials and medical emergencies.

This mission will be pursued by continuously training and educating the members of this fire department. This shall be obtained by seeking all available training resources, practices and programs. 


Director's Staff

The Fire Department is led on a day to day basis by our 3 experienced Fire Captains, who report to the Director of Public Safety.

They can be contacted by calling the Fire Department or by email.

Captain Nate Butler

Captain Dave Mehl

Captain Joe Horvath 


Residential Fire Prevention and Safety -


The Harper Woods Fire Department is responsible for responding to the following incidents:


  • Medical Emergencies

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Structure/Vehicle Fires

  • Downed Wires

  • Carbon Monoxide Incidents

  • Hazardous Material Incidents

  • Confined Space Rescue 


 Adopt a Fire Hydrant Program


The Harper Woods Fire Department seeks your help in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and debris. A minimun clearance of three feet around the hydrant is optimal. Your assistance will help reduce the time it takes for fire fighters to locate and hook up hoses if there should be a structure fire in your neighborhood. The best time to shovel out a hydrant is after your street has been plowed and before snow accumulates and freezes. If you would like to volunteer for this program, please call 313-343-2550.    


Child Car Seat Safety Inspection


Child Safety is of the utmost importance to  the Harper  Woods  Fire Department. We have a car seat technician on staff to inspect your infant or child's car seat. Call 313-343-2550 to schedule an appointment. 


Smoke Detector Program        


If you are in need of a smoke detector, the Fire Department will be happy to provide you with one and install it! Call us at 313-343-2550.