Fire Division

Responsibilities

The Portage Fire Division strives daily to make Portage a safer place to live, work and visit. We provide fire suppression, hazardous materials response, emergency medical and technical rescue, fire prevention, business and multi-family residential inspections, and commercial site and building plan reviews. The Fire Division also provides programs, station tours and presentations for schools and community groups.

On October 21, the City of Portage officially dedicated the new Fire Station No. 2 located at 6101 Oakland Drive. 

Both career and on-call firefighters operate three fire stations on a 24/7 basis:

Station No. 1 / Administration, 7830 Shaver Road, (269) 329-4487
Station No. 2, 6101 Oakland Drive
Station No. 3, 8503 Sprinkle Road

Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI)

Portage Fire Division Seeking Input

The Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division has been an accredited agency through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and is currently seeking reaccreditation.  The program allows fire and emergency service agencies to compare performance standards to industry best practices in order to determine community risk and safety needs, develop specific standards of cover, and establish a method for achieving continuous organizational improvement. 

As part of the reaccreditation process, the Fire Division is seeking input from Portage residents and business owners, to ensure that the response and services provided by the Fire Division are in alignment with the community’s needs and expectations. CLICK HERE to take a 4-minute survey. Your input will help define the future of Fire and EMS services in Portage.



Car Seat Installations

CarSeatInspectionThe Fire Division's certified car seat technicians perform car seat installations by appointment on the first Wednesday afternoon and third Saturday morning of each month.  Call 329-4487 to schedule an appointment as far in advance as possible. For more information on car seat safety and for special car seat installation events, contact Safe Kids of Kalamazoo at 269-341-8830.

Recreational Fires in the City of Portage

rec fire appRecreational fires are permitted in Portage and are subject to the provisions of the City of Portage Code of ordinances and all associated rules and regulations.  Read more about Recreational Fires and submit an application to obtain a permit.