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Fire Department

Fife Lake Township Fire Department

134 Morgan Street
Fife Lake, MI 49633


For Emergencies, Call 911!

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Latest Document: Fire Department Millage Request PDF 

Chief: Scott Tinker
Captain:  Randy Tinker 

Fife Lake Area Emergency Services Authority provides fire service to Fife Lake Township and Union Township contracts with us for their entire township.

~Our Area~

  • Fife Lake Township
  • Union Township

Station 6 is in the process of getting mutual aid agreements with all surrounding townships.


Station 6 is a paid-on-call fire department. Active members have the following credentials: Firefighter I & II, Vehicle Extrication & Advanced Stabilization, Emergency Driving, Emergency Medical Responder, Hazmat Awareness Operations.

Calls for service are received from Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch using CAD dispatching to 800 MHz two-way radios or pagers carried by the members.

~Our Fleet~

  • Engine 6: 2018 Freightliner/Spartan rescue engine ~ Used for fire suppression, vehicle extrication, hazard responses (trees in the roadway, power lines down, etc.)
  • Brush 6: 2006 Chevrolet 4 X 4 1-ton pickup ~ Used for wildfire suppression and responding to hazards (trees in the roadway, power lines down, etc.)
  • Tender 6: 2001 Chevrolet water tanker ~ Used to haul water to rural areas for fire suppression
  • Water Supply 6: 2010 Ford F350 Water Supply Truck ~ Used to pull water from lakes, rivers, or hydrants to quickly supply water to firefighting apparatus
  • Kabota 6: Used for search & rescue, forest fire operations, and emergencies on ORV/off-road trails that emergency vehicles cannot access
  • Marine 6: 2015 Inflatable Seawolf Class Catamaran, 25 horse Mercury Outboard., used for lake and river rescues
  • Drone Six: Valuable tool with thermal imaging for search and rescue, wild fires, structure fires and missing persons.  Can drop small rescue items such as life jackets and cell phones.  Picture and live video ability
  • Snowmobile 6: Accompanied with a rescue sled, used for responding to emergencies on snowmobile trails or where winter weather hinders access by emergency vehicles (Rescue sled purchased, in part, by the Grand Traverse Snowmobile Council for use by Station 6)