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FIRE & RESCUE OFFICER’S MEETING

Fourth Tuesday of the month @ 7:00  p.m.
Fire Station 7840 N 6th St

 

Alamo Township Fire Department
Terry Kizer, Chief

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Alamo Township Fire Department is a paid-on-call department located 5 miles northwest of the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are a rural community that is 36 square miles in size with a combination of residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial properties. Our response area also covers the U.S. 131 expressway which is a major transportation artery between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. We currently have 21 very dedicated and highly trained personnel providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical services to approximately 4600 permanent residents. Although we don’t have 24-hour staffing at our fire station, we are available to assist the community at any moment.  For Fire or Medical Emergency, DIAL 911 where we will be dispatched by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department.  For Non-Emergency assistance, call the fire station at 269-345-3010.

The Department's goal is to provide a safe and effective fire department for the community. We believe we have worked hard and will continue to work hard to achieve new goals and ensure a safe community.

Apparatus:

# 111 Engine    2003 Pierce Saber, 1000 gal, 1250 gpm pump
# 121  Engine   1990 Pierce Dash, 1000 gal, 1250 gpm pump
# 151  Medic/Command 2007 Ford Expedition, First Response Vehicle
# 161   Tanker/Pumper 1996 International/U.S. Tanker, 3000 gal, 1250 gpm pump
# 171 Brush Unit  1987 Chevrolet 4X4, 250 gal, 50 gpm pump
# 181 Heavy Rescue  1991 International/McCoy Miller Walk-In Rescue

Fire Suppression

Emergency Medical Services
Vehicle Accident Extrication
Cold Water/Ice Rescue
Hazmat Response
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Fire Prevention and Safety Education
CPR/ First Aid classes
Fire Code Inspection

 

 

 

Firefighters wanted:

The Alamo Fire Department is always looking for men and women with a desire to protect the community.  Fire Academy, Medical training, and equipment are covered by the township.  Interested persons should call Chief Kizer @ 269-345-3010 for an application and more information.  To retrieve an application, click here, then print it, fill it out and mail the application to the Alamo Fire Department at the address below.

Public Welcome:

Quite often you may see vehicles at our station or the doors open.  Do not hesitate to stop in and say hi or perhaps have a cup of coffee. We enjoy company and like showing the public the fire department we are so proud of.

Our officers of the department meet 7pm – 8pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month to discuss various topics such as future training, public education, and other administrative items.  These meetings are open to the public and citizen input is welcome.  Please stop in and let us know if we can improve our services to the community. 

Burn Permits:

Open burning is limited to brush and yard debris ONLY in Alamo Township.  Fire rings (i.e. campfires) do not need a permit. To obtain a burn permit, please send an e-mail that contains your name, address and when you plan to burn.  If you are planning to burn on more than one day, you may list multiple days.  Approximate times that burning is planned for each day is helpful.  Your permit will be promptly returned by return e-mail.  If you do not have access to e-mail, you may call the fire station a minimum of 12 hours prior to burning and leave your name, address, phone number and approximate time burning will take place. If the Fire Chief and/or member of the Fire Department see burning conditions harmful to persons or property, the Fire Department is required to have the fire extinguished.  For a copy of the Open Burn ordinance, please see Ordinance section in the Township Website.

To obtain a burn permit via e-mail please use this address:  firedept@alamotownship.org   If this link is not compatible with the way your computer is set up, you may copy and paste the address into your own e-mail program.

REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGNS application

The Alamo Firefighters Association sells reflective address signs for $10.00 per sign. To order a sign, send payment along with the following:

Address, Phone #, and Name
Numbers wanted on sign
Vertical or Horizontal placement

Send to: 
Alamo Firefighters Association
7840 North 6th Street
Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

Sign(s) will be delivered in 7-14 days