About Our Department

We operate out of 3 stations that protect a combination of residential, commercial, and rural areas. We have 8 fulltime firefighters and 18 paid-on-call firefighters. Station 1 in the Village of Dexter is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Station 2 in Dexter Township is on N. Territorial Rd., near Madden Rd. As of December 28, 2010 Station 2 is now staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days aweek.The Dexter Area Fire Department protects all of the Village of Dexter, all of Webster Township, 95% of Dexter Township, and 20% of Lima Township. That comes to about 85 square miles with a population of just over 25,000. Station tours are welcome, for groups please call in advance.

Structural Firefighting & Wildland Firefighting
Vehicle Extrication Search & Rescue
Emergency Medical Service Water Rescue
Hazardous Materials Response Public Education
Inspections Fire Investigations
Knox Box Entry System


Washtenaw Area Mutual Aid Association
Washtenaw County Haz-Mat Team
Washtenaw County Urban Search and Rescue Team

Calls for Service:

Year: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Calls: 1060 1115 1118 1187 1318 1241 1463