|Name:||L. Hausman, Chief|
Fire DepartmentThe Battle Creek Fire Department serves the third largest incorporated land area in the State of Michigan. Service is provided to an inner-city urban area, a large industrial park, agricultural areas and shopping center development on the south side of the City. Opportunities exist for involvement in all facts of fire safety.
The Fire Department is professionally staffed by 78 personnel assigned to one of three 24-hour shifts for emergency response. In addition, there is one Fire Inspector, a Training Officer, two Battalion Chiefs and the Fire Chief. The Department staffs five stations strategically located throughout the city. Administrative offices are located in a sixth building 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.
This team responds to over 5,000 calls annually and provides a variety of services including:
- Fire suppression
- Medical response
- Hazardous material (haz-mat) response
- Confined Space emergencies
- Pre-fire inspections
- Fire prevention and public education
The Battle Creek Fire Department has been designated by the State of Michigan as one of 16 Regional Response Teams and, as such, receives additional equipment and training needed to respond to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) events in the state. This designation allows the department to provide an improved level of haz-mat response to City and area residents as well.