Who is the St Clair Fire Department?
The St Clair Fire
Department originated in 1874 and in the years that have followed, the
Department has adapted to the changes in society, membership and
expectations with great enthusiasm and dedication.
Officers and Firefighters of the St Clair Fire Department remember the vision of
the many people and the hours and years of commitment that have brought the
Department to where we are today and we look to the future and the many ways in
which the St Clair Fire Department will continue to serve and protect the
Clair Fire Department takes pride in setting and maintaining its high standard
of service and excellence. We alone cover a service area of 54 square miles, to
include the City of St Clair and portions of St Clair Township, China Township
and East China Township as well as responding to over 750 emergency calls in
2008. We respond to water rescues, ice rescues, structure fires, medical
emergencies, burning complaints, motor vehicle accidents, and many other
situations as needed by the community we protect.
Presently, the Departments Commanding Officers are Fire Chief Dave Westrick,
Assistant Fire Chiefs Mike Krul and Eric Harrison along with Captain Bill
Padgett. Additionally we have Front Line Officers; Lieutenant Craig Melms
along with Sergeant's Louis Furlin and Dave Carsley. Serving as the back
bone of the department are the 31 men and women who are the Firefighters and
Medical First Responders that make up our department. The Department
currently operates 11 pieces of emergency fire / rescue apparatus. These
include a Basic Light Rescue, a Heavy Rescue, an Engine, 2 Grass rigs, 2
Water Tenders, a 95 foot Aerial Truck, a Water / Ice Rescue Vehicle and a
Fire / Rescue boat and Zodiac.
a "Paid On Call" Fire Department. Our station is fully equipped with all the
essential fire and rescue equipment. Each of our Firefighters carries a
voice pager, when a call for the fire department is made, Central Dispatch
sends out a tone via radio, specific to our pagers, that activates a voice
pager, then the voice message of the emergency and it's location is heard.
Depending on the location of the emergency, some firefighters will respond
to the incident from wherever they may be, to initiate immediate emergency
action, while others will respond to the station to pick up and respond with
the necessary equipment. As volunteers we are on call 24 hours a day and
respond whenever needed and available. This is a commitment we have made to
the service of our community. We provides the same quality of service that
you may receive from a full time Fire department. All of our personnel meet
and or exceed the mandated certifications and level of training required by
the Michigan Firefighters Training Counsel.
Fire Station is staffed Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. Feel free to stop by or
call us with any questions comments or concerns. We have supplied a wealth
of information in our web site so surf around and HAVE a GREAT and SAFE DAY.
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