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Contact Information
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Fire Department - Administration
Fire Chief - David J. Obereiter
1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269)-381-8080 ext. 124
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  firechief@ktwp.org

Station 1 - Northwood
Battalion Chief:  Jairus Baird
2617 North Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 490007
Phone:  (269) 344-1466
Fax:  (269) 344-9904
Email:  station1@ktwp.org

Station 2 - Eastwood
Battalion Chief - Matt Mulac
2703 East Main Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone:  (269) 345-0313
Fax:  (269) 345-6398
Email:  station2@ktwp.org

Station 3 - Lakewood
Contact Station 2 - Eastwood
3100 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Station 4 - Westwood
Deputy Chief:  Michael J. Weidemann
1310 Nichols Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Phone:  (269) 343-1811
Fax:  (269) 343-1713
Email:  depchfsta4@ktwp.org

Fire Marshal
Captain Todd Kowalski

1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269) 381-8080 ext. 115
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  tckowalski@ktwp.org

Maintenance
Captain Todd J. Martin
1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269) 381-8080 ext.133
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  tjmartin@ktwp.org
Paid On-call Firefighters

Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department

Have you ever considered serving your community in a rewarding and exciting way?

The Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department maintains approximately 65 part-time, paid on-call firefighters that are made up of area residents that respond to emergency situations as needed.   Paid on-call fire fighters work under the general supervision of the officers of the department and perform the duties of emergency fire and medical response operations for the residents of Kalamazoo Township and surrounding communities.

This position requires a moderate time commitment associated with training and emergency responses.  All required training is provided by the Township of Kalamazoo.If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the fire chief at (269) 381-8080 or at firechief@ktwp.org.

Click Here for the full job description and qualifications.

Click Here for the job application.

Fire Department Awards

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department held their 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony.  There were about seventy-five or eighty department members, family and friends in attendance.

Some of the award recipients and highlights were:

-Todd Dunfield, Todd Martin, Troy Cox, Rick Trott, Shawn Gallagher and Jairus Baird received a Citation for Bravery Award and Paige Duncan, Edward Medina, Mike Hubartt and Mark Garrett received a Meritorious Service Medal for their actions at a multi-family residential fire located on Sunnyside Drive on January 19 2017.

-Todd Dunfield received his 25 year service award.

-Mike Rotgers was awarded the 2017 Firefighter of The Year Award.

-All attending members were presented a Years of Service Award/Certificate.

-Twenty-nine members were presented a total of 57 Citation for Lifesaving Awards.

Guest Speakers included Supervisor Don Martin, Township Manager Dexter Mitchell and Fire Department Chaplain Ken Smeader.

Other township board members in attendance were: Trustee Steve Leuty, Treasurer Sherine Miller and trustee Jeremy Hathcock.