To provide life safety, property conservation and public education for Breitung Township residents and assist our neighbors as requested.

Breitung Township is proud to offer a fully-staffed, volunteer fire department.
If you are interested in joining our fire deparment, stop by 

Jeff Iverson


Station 1:  3800 Menominee Ave, Quinnesec, MI 49876
Assistant Chief:  Scott Marshall

Station 2:  525 E. Breen Ave, Kingsford, MI 49802
Assistant Chief:  Rob Blazier

Station 3:  N4327 State Hwy M95, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Assistant Chief:  Richard Lindow

Burn Permits:
Although burn permits are not required to burn within the Township, there must not be any burn restrictions in your area for that day.  You can find out if there are burn restrictions in your area by visiting the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website or calling the toll-free number: 1-866-922-2876.

Items that property owners are permitted to burn include:
  • tree limbs
  • tree stumps
  • brush

Items that property owners are prohibitied from burning include:
  • leaves
  • evergreen needles
  • grass
  • automobile parts
  • demolition debris
  • construction debris
  • yard waste
Burning is not permitted within 1,400 feet of a city of village, according to the Department of Enviromental Quality air quality regulations.

When burning, the DNR offers the following safety tips to prevent a wildfire:
  • Never leave an outdoor campfire or debris fire unattended, even for a moment.
  • Have water available in case your fire begins to escape.  If you fire does escape, call for help immediately.
  • Always be sure your debris fire and/or campfire is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended.  Improperly extinguished fires are one of the leading causes of wildfires.  They are also a major cause of burns among children.  Hundreds of children are burned each year when they fall into or walk over an improperly extinguished fire.
  • Drown your fire with plenty of water.  Wet everything thoroughly, especially the undersides of burned pieces.  Stir the ashes to find any hot spots - you will see and hear steam escape when you find one.  WE everything again with more water.
  • Do not simply bury your fire with soil.  In most cases, this will NOT extinguish the fire.

Model T Fire Truck 2
Breitung Township's Model T Fire Truck

Model T Restored
Breitung Township's Model T Fire Truck Restored