Plainfield Township Fire Department
Plainfield Fire Department is committed to firefighter and community safety. The mission of PFD is to provide those services, either proactive or emergency, necessary to protect and enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors to Plainfield Charter Township.
PFD is led by Fire Chief Steven McKellar. Chief McKellar started his career at PFD in 1981 as a paid-on-call firefighter; he has worked his way up through the ranks, acquiring knowledge along the way. PFD has a unique staffing model that includes full-time, part-time, and paid-on-call firefighters. PFD has two fire stations; both stations are staffed with a Lieutenant and a firefighter 24 hours per day. On-shift firefighters are supervised by a District Chief working a 24-hour shift.
PFD provides many services to our residents that can be divided into three areas: inspections, incident response, and community risk reduction programs. Fire Inspector Rob Quist inspects all commercial buildings within the township to ensure they meet the standards of the fire codes. Our firefighters respond to nearly 3,000 calls each year; 80% of these responses are for medical and 20% are for fires, vehicle accidents, and other assistance to residents. PFD has an established fire safety program for elementary schools; a CPR program for middle school students; and an accident awareness demonstration program for high school students. PFD also meets with senior citizens and other community groups to provide fire and other important safety information to help reduce the risk of fire and injuries.