Blaze & Blue Summer Camp for Young Women
June 26-29, 2023
This free camp was created in 2022 as a way to expose young women ages 13-18 to careers in Fire and Police. Participants experience the most challenging and exciting tasks in firefighting, first response and law enforcement in a supportive, educational and interactive environment. The camp activities include rappelling, search and rescue, fire extinguisher training, vehicle extraction, how traffic stops are performed, crime scene investigation, static taser deployment and virtual reality training that includes real looking weapons similar to a handgun that function with air and emit a laser. As campers spend two days with the Fire Department and two days with the Police Department, they will be learning from women who work in these non-traditional career fields and are breaking down barriers and stereotypes.
Because of demand, the 2023 camp has been restricted to City of Ann Arbor residents. If you are a resident and interested in participating, please click here.
Tours and Community Outreach
Walk-in tours of fire stations are available Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Tour groups of five or more people, evening tours, truck visits and ride-a-longs can be scheduled by emailing [email protected]. A two-week notice is appreciated when possible.
YouTube Videos on CTN
Ann Arbor Fire Department Station Tour & Gear
City Round Up – Fire Pits and Grills
City Round Up – Fireworks Safety
FYI Interview - Firefighter Recruitment
FYI – Fire & Police Open House
Car Seat Installation
C. S. Mott Children's Hospital conducts car seat installations at Fire Station 6 (Briarwood). Please contact C.S. Mott directly to schedule an appointment.
The fire stations have free naloxone/Narcan kits funded by State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness. You must be over the age of 18 to request. Residents are encouraged to stop by Station 1 if feasible.
Residential Entry System
A Knox HomeBox enables firefighters rapid entry to your home without damage if you're not home or unable to open the door. Knox HomeBox is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the fire department. This is a voluntary alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the fire department is called to your home for a medical emergency or fire alarm activation.