Franklin-Bingham Fire Department


Serving the communities of Franklin, Bingham Farms, and Southfield Township since 1937, the members of the Department provide services in the areas of fire response, emergency medical services, and technical response.


Our mission is to serve residents, neighbors and all citizens when called to action. We create value by executing our services in a cost effective, high quality manner.

Department General Information
Chief of Department: Tony Averbuch
Telephone: 248.626.9862
Fax: 248.626.6111
Postal Address: 32707 Franklin Rd., Franklin, MI 48025
Become a Volunteer!

Have you always wanted to be a fire fighter? Now is the perfect time! We are always looking for qualified candidates to add to the ranks of our department.

Citizens over the age of 18 are welcome to apply for membership with the department. Unlike a majority of fire departments, not every volunteer with the Franklin-Bingham Fire Department is required to live or work in the areas we serve. While living close by is important, we value the skills performed in accomplishing "station duty" in addition to incident response. The benefits of this program are to not only maintain responders from the area, but to also accomplish the daily operational needs we are faced with in addition to bolstering our daytime response capabilities. With this in mind, the following chart describe station duty requirements (day/weekday performance) for volunteers of the department:

Classification Required Station Duty
Probationary Status 4 hours per week
Reside 6-20 miles from station 4 hours per week
Reside > 20 miles from station 8 hours per week
Support Group As required/approved by Chief of Dept.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Franklin-Bingham Fire Department, probationary members are entitled to receive:

  • Department uniforms, response clothing and a communications receiver
  • Incident response training in fire, EMS and hazardous materials
  • Particiation in two annual recognition dinners

Upon the completion of probation, each member will also receive:

  • $20,000 in term-life insurance
  • Full participation in the department Active Fire Fighter Fund
  • Eligibility to receive compensation through our activity/point program


Through fire department membership, active members are eligible to attend the following sessions at department expense:

  • Firefighter I & II
  • MFR & EMT
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness and Operations
  • Incident Command
  • Other training programs as approved by the department

To apply for department membership, please print out the four link pages below, complete them and return them to the department. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call us at 248.626.9862.

Burn Permit Application Form

Burn permits cannot be requested more than one week in advance and the ending date must be within one week of the beginning date. If requesting a permit for only one day, please leave the ending date field blank.

Permits are only valid for Franklin Village residents. Only Franklin streets are selectable.

(* Denotes Required Field)