Fire Department Updates
Our new fire station was dedicated in October. This station features rooftop solar panels and all LED lighting. It is the only LEED-certified fire station in Michigan.
The Fire Department has also taken delivery on a new pumper/rescue truck. It is the first new truck in 10 years. A new truck had been planned for in the budgeting process for several years. The replacement was delayed until the old truck was no longer fit for service, allowing the truck to be paid for with accumulated capital and no additional millage was required. The new rescue/pumper is slightly smaller, which will be easier to maneuver in driveways. The truck will be licensed as an EMT vehicle and will be the main mutual aid truck. Fire Chief Brian Sipe notes that the truck is all made in Michigan, with the chassis made in Charlotte and the rest of the truck completed in South Haven.