Fire Department

Is the Fire Department still responding to all calls?

Yes, the Fire Department is still responding to all calls but have put some extra safeguards into place that may require those who call 911 to answer a few questions. The Fire Department will revise any response plans as needed.

Is the Fire Department still performing CPR?

Yes, the SHFD continues to perform CPR and any other life-saving measures on all emergency calls they receive. Protocols for CPR during the current pandemic have been put in place to keep our first responders safe. All first responders must wear proper PPE and only those actively involved in patient care are allowed in the room.

Is the Fire Department still conducting Fire Inspections?

The Fire Department has stopped inspections at this time. However, if there is a significant life safety issue that needs to be investigated at any business, Fire Administration will evaluate the situation and decide the best way to proceed.

Schedule a Witness Test

To schedule a witness test, please email with your request at least 5 days in advance with your preferred date and time (any time after 10:00 a.m.).  Please include the following information:

  1. Address of job site
  2. Permit number
  3. Contractor contact information
  4. Type of test to be performed

We will confirm the date and time via email.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at or call 586-446-2955.

How can I get a Fire Report or Medical Report? 

If a report is needed, please call (586) 446-2950 or email

P20-012 Critical Business Guidelines

Any business that has employees who qualify as "critical" is expected to review the Critical Business Guidelines to ensure they are strictly complying with the conditions set forth in the Executive Order. 

P20-011 Business Operations

Review the Business Operations for specification on businesses that are allowed to operate under recent Executive Orders.

Emergency Executive Order

The Emergency Executive Order authorizes the City of Sterling Heights Police and Fire Departments to issue closure orders to business that are found to be in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-20 and 2020-42