The Mission of the Oakland Township Fire Department is to safely respond to fire and medical emergencies within the community, to help its citizens deal with those emergencies, and, with regard to the safety of its members, do all it can to limit loss of life, property, and the environment.

CPR Classes

      Oakland Township Fire Department Community CPR Training

      Our goal as American Heart Association (AHA) instructors and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) members of the Oakland Township Fire Department is to help you become a confident and effective family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker and citizen, to help when needed wherever you may be.  The Oakland Township Fire Department EMT’s are the First Responders, but you are truly the one who responds first to situations when they happen right where you are in Oakland Township.

      The Oakland Township Fire Department offers AHA Heartsaver CPR classes, of which upon completion students will know Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED and choking/foreign body airway obstruction skills.  Students requiring certification also receive a 2-year certification card upon completion ($20 additional fee).  Note:  classes are not a BLS (Basic Life Support) certification class so if you need CPR certification for your employment, etc. please confirm which level of certification you will require.  We also offer First Aid training on the same day following the CPR classes ($20 additional fee for certification card).

All 3 following combination of class choices are typically the 3rd Saturday of each month:
*  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking for Adult, Child and Infant
4 hours (9am-1pm)
$20 for residents & $30 for non-residents
For 2-year certification card an additional $20
  Note:  Payment due before start of class
*  Heartsaver First Aid
3 hours following CPR/AED/Choking class (1:30pm-4:30pm)
$15 for residents & $25 for non-residents
For 2-year certification card an additional $20
  Note:  Payment due before start of class
*  Complete Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking/First Aid course
7 hours (9am-4:30pm (1-1:30 lunch break))
$35 for residents and $55 for non-residents
For 2-year certification card an additional $20
  Note:  Payment due before start of class 

Each student will receive:
- AHA class booklet
- one-way valve for CPR mask/barrier device
- Adult/Child, Infant manikin and AED use for 1:1 training
- for First Aid classes:  additional misc. materials/equipment for class needs provided
- certification cards through email for those requesting/paying additional $20

      Classes will be held at the Oakland Township Fire Department Station #2 located at 1888 Rochester Road, Rochester, Michigan 48363.
      We conduct classes for 4-10 students (fills in order of registration) which allows for a 1:1 ratio of equipment to student (all students will have their own equipment/manikins to learn & practice with).
      Classes consist of videos, discussion, practice and a skills check at the end to help build student confidence.
      Please dress in comfortable clothes that you can kneel and get active in.
For registration please email:  PElder@OaklandTownship.org with the following information:
-  First and Last name
-  Email address (to send your certification card after class)
-  Your Phone # (prefer cell phone - for any needed communication with you about class)
-  Class date you would like to attend from following list.
-  Class attending:
      CPR/AED/Choking or
      CPR/AED/Choking with certification card or
      First Aid or
      First Aid with certification card or
      CPR/AED/Choking & First Aid with certification card

January 20th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
February 17th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
March 17th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
April 21st, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
May 19th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
June 16th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
July 21st, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
August 18th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
September 15th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
October 20th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
November 17th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)
December 15th, 2018:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm), First Aid (1:30-4:30pm)

      Thank you for taking the time to perfect a life saving skill set!  If you have any further questions, comments, concerns or just don’t have email access please contact the Oakland Township Fire Department Station #2 on Rochester Road at 1-586-752-5013  and say you are interested in our CPR program classes.
      FYI:  If our schedule does not work for you, Rochester Hills Fire Department runs Heartsaver CPR/First Aid classes typically on the first Saturday of each month,.. Please email:  ButtyN@RochesterHills.org or call 248.841.2705 with questions or for more information (check out their CPR web site:  http://www.rochesterhills.org.

Fire Prevention & Safety

The fire prevention division is under the supervision of Fire Fighter Andrew Linn, who has been serving as the Fire Prevention Coordinator since 2015. Their function is to provide fire safety programs to children in the local schools, Scout Troops, church groups, homeowner’s associations, and other organizations in Oakland Township. On average more than 1000 students receive instruction on an annual basis.

The 1st Saturday of each October, the Oakland Township Fire Department kicks off National Fire Prevention Month by hosting an Open House at Station 2 – 1888 Rochester Road (Stoney Creek and Rochester Roads) from Noon-4pm. The open house allows residents to meet their local firefighters, observe Jaws of Life demonstrations, and take part in several different activities.

If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a fire prevention program, please contact Andrew Linn at (586) 752-5013 or alinn@oaklandtownship.org.
 
Firefighter Recruitment
 
Looking for an exciting way to give back to Oakland Township? The Oakland Township Fire Department is always in search of residents interested in becoming Paid-On-Call Firefighter/EMTs. All training and uniforms/gear is paid for by the department. Current Paid-On-Call Firefighter/EMTs range from automotive workers, carpenters, lawyers, and doctors. POC Firefighter/EMTs can be called upon any time of day or night to aid the township, and are required to make bi-weekly trainings. Residents that have previous Fire/EMS experience or work night shift/have daytime availability are HIGHLY encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying, applications can be picked up at Township Hall located at 4393 Collins Road. Have questions, or maybe want to serve the Fire Department in another way? Contact Fire Chief Paul Strelchuk at (586) 752-5013 Extension: 101 or by email:pstrelchuk@oaklandtownship.org