Bay County Fire Department

Find Bay County Michigan fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Auburn-Williams Fire Department 1090 West Midland Road Auburn MI 48611 989-662-2699


Bangor Township Fire Department 180 State Park Drive Bay MI 48706 989-684-8504

Bay City Fire Rescue 1401 Center Avenue Bay MI 48708 989-892-8601

Beaver Township Fire & Rescue 1850 Garfield Road Auburn MI 48611 989-662-4984

Essexville City Fire Department 1107 Woodside Avenue Essexville MI 48732 989-892-2541

Frankenlust Township Fire Department 2401 Delta Road Bay MI 48706 989-686-5300

Garfield Township Volunteer Fire Department 1242 West Erickson Road Linwood MI 48634 989-879-5577

Hampton Township Fire Department 949 North Wagner Road Essexville MI 48732 989-895-8811

Kawkawlin Township Fire Department 1836 East Parish Road Kawkawlin MI 48631 989-686-1120

Merritt Township Fire Department 46 East Munger Road Munger MI 48747 989-659-2725

Monitor Township Fire Department 2483 Midland Road Bay MI 48706 989-684-6320

Mount Forest Township Volunteer Fire Department 1705 West Cody Estey Road Pinconning MI 48650 989-879-3424

Pinconning & Fraser Fire Department 1751 East Cody Estey Road Pinconning MI 48650 989-879-4000

Portsmouth Township Fire Department 1711 Cass Avenue Road Bay MI 48708 989-892-0642

About Bay County Fire Departments

Bay County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Bay County, MI community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Bay County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Bay County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Bay County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Bay County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Bay County

Bay County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Michigan are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Bay County. Bay County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Bay County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Bay County, MI

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Bay County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Bay County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Bay County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Bay County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Bay County and Michigan Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Bay County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Bay County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.