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Fire Chief:

Jeff Iverson

jiverson@breitungtwp.org

 

Non Emergency Phone:

(906) 779-2064

Emergency:

911

Fax:

(906) 779-2077

Cell:

(906) 396-2505

 

 

Upper Peninsula Firefighters Tournament badge from 1899

 

 

 

Upper Peninsula Fire Chief's Association Web Site

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FIRE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE 

 Christmas Tree Fire Safety Video

  


 MISSION STATEMENT

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


 Breitung Township is pleased to offer a Fully Staffed Volunteer Fire Department.  We have three different fire halls within the township.  In the event of a fire emergency, please dial 911. 

 

Breitung Township Fire Chief is Jeff Iverson.

 


 

fire_hall_1.jpgFire Station #1

is located at:

3800 Menominee St.,

Quinnesec, MI 49876

Scott Marshall

Station Fire Chief

 

 

 


fire_hall_3.jpgFire Station #2

is located at:

525 E. Breen

Kingsford, MI 49802

Rob Blazier

Station Fire Chief

 

 


fire_hall_2.jpg

 Station #3

is located at:

N4327 State Hwy M-95

Iron Mountain, MI  49801

Richard Lindow 

Station Fire Chief

 

 


BURN PERMITS 

Burn Permits are not required for burning in the Township, but there must not be any burn restrictions in your area that day.  You can find out if there are burn restictions in your area by going to 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, stumps and brush.
  • Items that are prohibited from burning are leaves, evergreen needles, and grass.  Also prohibited from burning because of air quality laws are automobile parts, demolition debris, construction debris and yard waste.
  • Burning is not allowed within 1,400 feet of a city or village, according to the Department of Environmental Quality air quality regulations.

If you are going to burn yard waste, 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 your fire does esdcape, call for help immediately;
  • Always be sure your debris fire and/or campfire is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended.  Improperly extinguised fires are one of the leading causes of wildfires.  They also are a major cause of burns among children.  Hundreds of children are burned each year when they fall into or walk over an improperly extinquished fire;
  • Drown your fire with plenty of water.  Wet everything thoroughly, especially the undersides of unburned pieces.  Stir the ashes to find any hot spots - you will see and hear steam escape when you find one.  Wet everything again with more water;
  • Do not simply bury your fire with soil.  In most cases, this will not extinguish the fire.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.


Carbon Monoxide Precautions


Would you know How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone?


Watch this video on dealing with a Common Kitchen Fire.


The Fire Department has 9v batteries for smoke alarms available for free to Breitung Township residents.


FireSafety.gov an information resource for eliminating residential fire deaths, includes information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Fire Administration.


Sparky the Fire Dog teaches about fire safety, including escape routes, and smoke alarms. Features games and coloring pages.


Did you know that reflective house numbers:

  • Help Police, Fire & Ambulance find your home more quickly!

  • Make it easier for utilities and delivery services to do thier job!

Please put them by your front door.  It could save a life!


Pet Fire Safety

We all know the importance of having a fire emergency evacuation plan to get your two legged family out of the house safely.  Pets are family too, and there are a few extra safety precautions you need to know about.  For more information, read here.

Learn about the History of Breitung Township's Model A Fire Truck "Old No. 1" here

Fire Chief Jeff Iverson driving Old No. 1 in the  Fourth of July Parade

Model T Fire Truck

This page last updated on 5/18/2017.
Charter Township of Breitung | Dickinson County | Michigan | 3851 Menominee Street | P.O. Box 160 |  Quinnesec, MI  49876