For addresses in the City of St. Clair, China TWP, and East China TWP you may call the Department (810) 329-3360 or stop by the station during regular business hours. In the future, you will be able to request a burn permit via a form on this site. The online form will ONLY be used to request a permit. A permit is not to be considered issued until a member of the fire department contacts you and notifies you of the requirements for an open burn.
For addresses within St. Clair Township you may contact the Township office at 810.329.9042.
Please adhere to the following basic safety guidelines.:
Unused medications, medical supplies, fire extinguishers, batteries, flares, etc.?
The SCFD does NOT accept any items for disposal including the items listed above.
Please contact your local pharmacy or waste disposal service for information regarding safe disposal options.
You are not alone in asking this question. The majority of firefighters in the United States are classified as volunteer.
The members of the SCFD are paid on-call volunteer firefighters. Our firefighters must obtain a minimum of a Level 1 firefighting certificate issued by the State of Michigan in order to perform suppression activities on a fire ground.
In order to obtain either a Level 1 or 2 certificate the firefighter must have completed a state approved fire academy, passed a written test, and passed all practical skills stations.
The written test is based on a national curriculum and each fire academy cadet must meet strict lecture and practical hours before the candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam.
Being a volunteer department, personnel need to respond as quickly and safely as possible from where ever they may be to render assistance in emergencies. The firefighter may also need to respond to the station to pick up the appropriate emergency apparatus or other equipment. All this needs to be done as quickly as possible because in an emergency seconds count. The emergency lights allow us to respond in the quickest and safest manner possible to help the community in an emergency. When the lights are activated, our vehicle is now an emergency response vehicle. Be sure to yield to this type of vehicle as any other type of emergency vehicle.
We are happy to serve our community and answers your questions related to the services we provide.
You may call us, email us, or come by the station during administrative hours (normally M-F 8am-5pm).