Burning of leaves or yard waste is prohibited by city ordinance. However, the Department of Streets and Equipment has regular leaf pickup and brush pickup programs.
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Recreational fires may be kindled only if a permit has been obtained. To receive a permit, contact the Portage Department of Public Safety - Fire Division at 269-329-4487 or visit Fire Station #1 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at: 7830 Shaver Road Portage, MI 49002
The Department of Public Safety - Fire Division regularly provides fire station tours and public education events for school or community organizations. These are hosted at Fire Station #1 located at: 7830 Shaver Road Portage, MI 49002
To schedule your organization's visit, please call 269-329-4487 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Fire Division does not sell or service fire extinguishers. Several local businesses provide this service. The Fire Division does not recommend any particular firm. For details, call 269-329-4487.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are available from several local businesses. For those unable to purchase one, the American Red Cross may be able to help. Contact the American Red Cross at 269-353-6180 ext. 7181.
The Fire Division installs car seats by appointment only on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month. Please call 269-329-4487 to schedule an appointment. The events book up very quickly so please call well in advance.