Fire Department

BCFD Mission

The Battle Creek Fire Department shall provide responsive quality emergency services and public safety education to our community that promotes safety, well-being, and the enhancement of quality of life for all visitors and residents.

BCFD Vision Statement

The Battle Creek Fire Department strives for industry best practice and excellence in emergency preparedness, response, and mitigation. Our efforts are customer-focused, innovative, and driven toward world-class emergency services delivery.

BCFD Core Values

Preserving honor through respect and integrity.

Maintaining competence through training and professional development.

Providing services that meet and exceed industry standards for excellence.

Utilizing predictability to address internal and external customer service needs.

Providing an atmosphere that encourages loyalty and camaraderie.

Providing a climate of inclusion devoid of racism, sexism, favoritism, and nepotism.

Embracing accountability to ensure all members contribute to organizational success.


The Fire Department is professionally staffed by 83 personnel assigned to one of three 24-hour shifts for emergency response. In addition, there is a Fire Marshal, a Training Officer, four Battalion Chiefs, and the Fire Chief. The department staffs seven stations strategically located throughout the city. Administrative offices are located in Station 1 at 195 E. Michigan Ave.


The department has in service a minimum of five engines and a fire truck at all times, as well as up to three additional medical response vehicles, when daily staffing allows.


The BCFD provides a variety of services, including:
  • Confined space emergencies
  • Fire prevention and public education
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Medical response
  • Pre-fire inspections
  • Rescue

Public requests

Anyone interested in fire station tours, asking the Fire Department to attend an event, requesting the smoke house at an event, and other requests should call the administrative office at 269-966-3519.


All Freedom of Information Act requests for Fire Department records and reports must go to the City Clerk at Learn more here on our FOIA web page.

Smoke detectors

Neighbors who live within the Battle Creek city limits can request smoke detectors for their homes at no charge. Please call the department at 269-966-3519.