City of Saginaw MI -
Smoke Detectors

Smoke alarms save lives! Every home must have working smoke alarms. The Saginaw Fire Department strongly recommends that working smoke alarms are present in all bedrooms, living areas and levels of your home.

Smoke inhalation, not burns, is the leading cause of fire-related death, and can be fatal in several ways. When the oxygen in the air is replaced with elements such as carbon dioxide due to fire, asphyxiation is likely to occur. There are many other harmful chemicals in smoke as well, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. These chemicals not only contribute to suffocation, but also poison the body. They are released when building materials or plastics are burned, and they disrupt the body's cellular ability to process whatever oxygen does make it to the lungs during a fire.

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Enhanced Law Enforcement Response to Victims Initiative:

The Saginaw Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies in the country that has been selected to participate in a unique program designed to help reduce crime, support victims, and enhance public safety. We ask that the residents of Saginaw participate in this anonymous survey being conducted by Saginaw Valley State University. Your participation will help the City of Saginaw Police Department expand its capacity to meet the needs of crime victims, and broaden those services where a need is indicated. This short survey is available online at the following button:

Take Survey

How to pre apply for a water utility account:

Pre application instructions can be found here:

Water Billing


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