Van Buren County Fire Department

Find Van Buren 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.


Bangor Community Fire Department 417 West Arlington Street Bangor MI 49013 269-427-8980


Bloomingdale Fire Department 40971 County Road 388 Bloomingdale MI 49026 269-521-3535

Columbia Township Fire Station 54230 County Road 388 Grand Junction MI 49056 269-434-6266

Covert Township Fire Department 74034 34th Avenue Covert MI 49043 269-764-1768

Decatur-Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department 420 West Delaware Street Decatur MI 49045 269-423-2601

Gobles Fire Department 15919 32nd Street Gobles MI 49055 269-628-2908

Hartford Fire Department 436 East Main Street Hartford MI 49057 269-621-4707

Keeler Fire Department 64121 Territorial Road Hartford MI 49057 269-621-4427

Lawrence Township Emergency Services 205 North Paw Paw Street Lawrence MI 49064 269-674-8833

Lawton Fire Department 125 South Main Street Lawton MI 49065 269-624-7470

Mattawan Fire Department 55697 North Main Street Mattawan MI 49071 269-668-3311

Paw Paw Fire Department 115 East Berrien Street Paw Paw MI 49079 269-657-4770

South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority 90 Blue Star Highway South Haven MI 49090 269-637-1813

About Van Buren County Fire Departments

Van Buren County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Van Buren County, MI community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Van Buren 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:
  • Van Buren County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Van Buren County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Van Buren County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Van Buren County

Van Buren 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 Van Buren County. Van Buren County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Van Buren County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Van Buren County, MI

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Van Buren County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Van Buren 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.

Van Buren County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Van Buren County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Van Buren 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 Van Buren County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Van Buren County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.