Fire

To Report a Fire, Call 911.

The Howard City Fire Department was established in 1868 and currently services the Village of Howard City, Reynolds Township and the northern half of Pierson Township. This service area covers approximately 50 square miles and 7 miles of US 131.

The Howard City Fire Department staffs 22 paid on-call firefighters and responds to approximately 100 fire calls per year.

The Howard City Fire Department has an ISO Fire Suppression Rating of 5.

The pick-up vehicles are equipped with a drop-in tank and pump for grass and wood fires.

Every member of the Howard City Fire Department has attained a  minimum of the Firefighter I training, in addition, many members attained the Firefighter II training. Every Howard City firefighter receives 32 hours of training per year, above and beyond their initial certification.The Howard City Fire Department is proud to have 8 firefighters who are Medical Training certified and serve the community with the Emergency First Response Rescue Unit.

The Rescue Vehicle is provided by Montcalm County and stationed at the Village of Howard City. The First Response Rescue team of the Howard City Fire Department responds to approximately 400 calls per year.

Each year the Howard City Fire Department conducts several educational programs for area elementary schools.  The Fire Departments education team teaches fire safety, demonstrates proper emergency fire safety techniques, and gives tours of the fire station.

In September, the Howard City Fire Department hosts an annual Firemen’s Chicken Barbecue at Howard City’s Harvest Festival in Ensley Park. This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to meet the dedicated team of the Howard City Fire Department, enjoy a great meal, and contribute to a worthwhile community project.