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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division
The Fire Department responded to 4,855 calls for service in 2009. Of those calls, 65% were EMS related. In 2002, the department started providing our own EMS transport service due to the significant reduction in response time over that being provided by private EMS. The Fire Department operates two advanced life support pumpers, one squad and one advanced life support ambulance. These vehicles are staffed with a minimum of two firefighter / paramedics each who work 24-hour shifts.


The paramedics have the ability to administer critical life saving medications on scene or en route to the hospital.

We have five ambulances, one staffed during the day with two Basic EMTs from the Fire Department. If we transport you to the hospital, you or your insurance company will receive a bill for the transport.

Safety First
The money our department receives offsets the cost to provide the best possible EMS service available for the safety and welfare of our residents, businesses and visitors. In the event all our EMS units are committed to emergencies, we have agreements with neighboring fire departments to provide coverage for our community. At no time should our community be without EMS coverage just minutes away.

Captain Tim MatzMeet the Captain
The EMS Division is managed by Captain Tim Matz, who joined the department in 1994 as a paid-on-call firefighter. Tim is a state certified instructor for both fire and EMS and attended Lake Superior University. He oversees all aspects of the EMS Division including quality assurance of our EMS service, training and changes in the state and county EMS requirements.

You can contact the Rochester Hills Fire Department via email at  or by calling 248.656.4720.

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