Alamo Township

ALAMO TOWNSHIP

FIRE & EMS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alamo Township Fire Department

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7840 N. 6th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

FOR FIRE OR MEDICAL EMEGRENCIES, PLEASE CALL 911

For Non-Emergency assistance, call the fire station at 269-345-3010.

Chief

Terry Kizer

ABOUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

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.

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.

PUBLIC WELCOME

Our officers of the department meet 7pm – 8pm on the 4th Monday 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.

FIRE FIGHTERS 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.  Print an application, fill it out and mail the application to the Alamo Fire Department

FIRE STATION

APPARATUS

  • # 111 Engine  2023 Pierce Saber, 1000 gal, 1500 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  2017 Chevrolet 4X4, 250 gal, 50 gpm pump

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

SERVICES

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.

Request a burn permit by filling out the form from the link below: