Fire Department

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Fire Department

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Non-Emergency (616) 215-1590
Fax (616) 215-1591
General (616) 842-1340

General Fire Department Email

Fire Station #1
106 N. Fruitport Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
LEED award plaque

Fire Station #2
18964 174th Ave.
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Public Safety Open House

fire open house notice for September 19 2019

Smart 9-1-1

smart911 logo The Spring Lake Fire Department, in conjunction with the Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority, is committed to your safety. With this in mind, we are pleased to support the Smart911 program launched by Central Dispatch. Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. The details you include in your Safety Profile will only become available to a 9-1-1 dispatcher and emergency responders when an associated phone dials 9-1-1 and a call is received by a participating call center.

In an emergency, seconds count. Being able to provide 9-1-1 with all details that could impact response, the moment an emergency call is placed, could be the difference between life and death. To sign up, visit Smart911.com.

Community CPR Classes

The Spring Lake Fire Department offers a variety of CPR classes which are available for the community. Classes include American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR & AED, BLS for
HCP and Family & Friends CPR.

Classes available include:

  • Family and Friends offers basic instruction. There is not test or certification card. This class is offered FREE once annually.
  • Heart Saver CPR & AED includes skill test and CPR certification card. $35
  • BLS for HCP (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers) includes a skill test, written test, and certification card. $35

All American Heart Association classes are approximately 4 hours of instruction.

Call 616-215-1590 for information.

Residential Knox Box

home Knox boxWhen a medical or fire emergency strikes, help is only a call away. However, for those who live alone or may have mobility issues, what happens when they can’t get to the door to let the fire department personnel in? Unfortunately, we have to make entry by breaking a window or breaching the door, which is costly to the owner that we are trying to assist. To help alleviate unnecessary damage, the Spring Lake Fire Department is promoting the use of the Residential Knox Box. This box is mounted to the house and contains a key to the residence. Only our Spring Lake Fire Department has the highly secure master key to the Knox Boxes for Spring Lake residents.

You can order online at https://www.knoxhomebox.com/ or call Township Hall (616.842.1340) for ordering information. Be sure to order the box for the Spring Lake Fire Department. After you receive the box, notify the Fire Department (616) 215-1590, who will send a representative to help you choose an agreed-upon location for your box. After installation, a key will be locked inside.

Burn Permit

A burn permit is required. Leaves may not be burned, and burning is not allowed within 1400 feet of Ferrysburg or the Village of Spring Lake. Please see permit application for the appropriate burn days and more information.

Burn Permit Application
Ordinance 261 – Open Burning

Reflective Address Signs

For safety, your address should be clearly visible from the street. If your building cannot easily be viewed from the public roadway, an address sign needs to be placed near the roadway for identification purposes. The new State of Michigan fire code requires address numbers at least 4 inches high. The Township offers reflective green address signs for $10 that meet this requirement.

Reflective Address Sign Order Form

Emergency Notification Form

For us to gain access into your residence during an emergency, please submit the Residential & Business Emergency Form below.

Residential & Business Emergency Form

List (3) persons, who are in possession of a key, in the order that you want them called in the event of an emergency:

Emergency Contact 1

Emergency Contact 2

Emergency Contact 3


Please keep the information up to date. If any changes occur, notify the Fire Department immediately or submit a new form.