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 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 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 2 types of certified American Heart Association CPR classes (both will train and prepare you to receive a 2-year certification card upon completion):

- Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking for Adult, Child and Infant
         4 hours on selected Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm
         $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents (payment due by start of class)
- Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking and First Aid for Adult, Child and Infant
         7.5 hours on selected Saturdays from 9am-4:30pm
         $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents (payment due by 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
         - upon class completion, certification card valid for 2 years
         - for First Aid classes:  additional misc. materials/equipment for class needs provided
Classes will be held at the Oakland Township Fire Department Station #2
Located at: 1888 Rochester Road, Rochester, Michigan 48363

We will conduct classes for 4-10 students and filled in order of registration. This will provide students with 1:1 ratio of equipment to be more efficient and effective with the use of time and training,.. and a more enjoyable learning environment.  Classes consist of videos, discussion, practice and a skills check at the end to help build your confidence in your skills,.. with breaks when needed.  The instructors are here to help you learn and succeed.  Please dress in comfortable clothes that you can kneel in and get a bit active.

 For registration please email:  PElder@OaklandTownship.org with the following information:
         -Your first and last name
         -Your Phone # (for any needed communication with you about class)
         -Your email address (to send your certification card after class)
         -Class date you would like to attend (note classes and dates from the following list):
March 18, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
April 15, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
May 20, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking/FirstAid (9am-4:30pm:  Please bring a lunch for 1/2 hr. break)
June 17, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
July 15, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
August 19, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking/FirstAid (9am-4:30pm:  Please bring a lunch for 1/2 hr. break)
September 23, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
October 21, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)
November 18, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking/FirstAid (9am-4:30pm:  Please bring a lunch for 1/2 hr. break)
December 16, 2017:  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am -1pm)

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 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