Manchester Township

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About Us

The Manchester Township Fire Department is a paid on call fire department.  We currently have 26 members, including seven officers, 17 firefighters and 2 probationary firefighters.  Our members have been trained to Medical First Responder (MFR), basic EMT or paramedic levels.  Some of our members have received specialized training in hazardous materials, advanced vehicle extrication and technical rescue.

We belong to the Washtenaw County Hazardous Material Team and the Technical Rescue Team.

We respond to life threatening medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazmat calls, and fire calls.  On average we respond to 450 calls a year.

The Manchester Twp Fire Dept provides coverage for the northern ¾ of Manchester Township.  The Clinton and Sand Lake Fire Deptartments cover the bottom ¼.  We cover all of Sharon, and Freedom Townships, and ½ of Bridgewater Township.  We respond from our only station located in the Village of Manchester.

Take Caution

Wildfire danger is forecast to be extreme or very high across much of northern Michigan this weekend, so please be careful when working and playing outside.

“First and foremost, check to make sure that weather conditions are favorable before attempting to burn yard debris,” said Paul Rogers, fire prevention specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “Debris burning that escapes is the top cause of wildfires in Michigan.”

While the landscape seems green and lush now, some vegetation is drying across the Lower Peninsula, Rogers said.

Danger goes up when weather is hot and dry, and increases further when it’s windy. Windborne embers can travel far and fast, turning a small fire into a large one.

If you intend to burn yard debris, go to Michigan.gov/BurnPermit to see if weather conditions allow for burning.

If you’re building a campfire or bonfire, keep it within a contained pit or ring and make sure to thoroughly put it out before leaving the area. That means dousing your fire with water, stirring the ashes and dousing again.

Here are other safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Never leave any fire unattended.
  • Keep a hose or other water source nearby.
  • Prevent sparks. Keep trailer chains from dragging and don’t park hot equipment on dry grass.
  • Do not shoot fireworks into the woods or into dry grass or shrubs.
  • Get more fire safety tips at Michigan.gov/FireManagement.
  • It’s illegal to burn plastic, hazardous materials, foam or other household trash. This can release dangerous chemicals into the air.
  • Use a burn barrel with a screen on top to burn paper, leaves and natural materials.

Burn Permits

Take Caution

Wildfire danger is forecast to be extreme or very high across much of northern Michigan this weekend, so please be careful when working and playing outside.

“First and foremost, check to make sure that weather conditions are favorable before attempting to burn yard debris,” said Paul Rogers, fire prevention specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “Debris burning that escapes is the top cause of wildfires in Michigan.”

While the landscape seems green and lush now, some vegetation is drying across the Lower Peninsula, Rogers said.

Danger goes up when weather is hot and dry, and increases further when it’s windy. Windborne embers can travel far and fast, turning a small fire into a large one.

If you intend to burn yard debris, go to Michigan.gov/BurnPermit to see if weather conditions allow for burning.

If you’re building a campfire or bonfire, keep it within a contained pit or ring and make sure to thoroughly put it out before leaving the area. That means dousing your fire with water, stirring the ashes and dousing again.

Here are other safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Never leave any fire unattended.
  • Keep a hose or other water source nearby.
  • Prevent sparks. Keep trailer chains from dragging and don’t park hot equipment on dry grass.
  • Do not shoot fireworks into the woods or into dry grass or shrubs.
  • Get more fire safety tips at Michigan.gov/FireManagement.
  • It’s illegal to burn plastic, hazardous materials, foam or other household trash. This can release dangerous chemicals into the air.
  • Use a burn barrel with a screen on top to burn paper, leaves and natural materials.

 

NOTIFICATION OF BURNING

Under provisions of Section 4, Act 329, P.A. 1959, notification is hereby received that
applicant will be burning the described during the period specified below.
NOTIFICATION IS NOT VALID FOR MORE THAT TWO (2) CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

No permits issued inside the village limits, or within 1400’ of the village limits.
All non-recreational Fires Must Be out by Dark

Contact Info

Fire Chief
wscully@twp-manchester.org

Administration Officer
mkouba@twp-manchester.org

For information regarding the Dutchman Firefighters Association
mkouba@twp-manchester.org

Employment

The Manchester Township Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Emergency medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter/EMT. Applications can be picked up at the Manchester Township Office during normal office hours.

To apply, click the link below, print, complete and mail or drop off application at:

Manchester Twp. Fire Dept.
275 S. Macomb St.
Manchester, MI 48158
Attn: Hiring Committee

Fire Department Application

Fire Department Links

Kids
Spark the Fire Dog http://www.sparky.org/
Smokey the Bear https://smokeybear.com/en/smokey-for-kids
Code Red Rover http://www.coderedrover.org/
Preparedness for Kids https://www.ready.gov/kids
Home Safety and Preparedness
Home Safety https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/
Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov/
Homeland Security Preparedness https://www.ready.gov/
Knox Box https://www.knoxbox.com/
Organizations and Resources
Washtenaw County Sheriff http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff
Michigan State Police http://www.michigan.gov/msp
Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) Huron Valley Ambulance | Emergent Health Partners
U of M Survival Flight Survival Flight – Michigan Medicine (umich.edu)
U of M Health System http://www.med.umich.edu/
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (stjoeshealth.org)
Helping Area Response Teams (HART) http://www.hhv.care/
Washtenaw County Emergency Management http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/emergency_management
Michigan Firehouse Museum http://www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org/
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) NFPA

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