Richland Township Fire Department

Richland Township Fire Department The Richland Township Fire Department was established in 1922 and continues to provide the highest public safety services to the communities within our coverage area.

The Richland Township Fire Department was organized in 1922, as one of the earliest fire departments in Saginaw County. Richland Township Fire Department covered the following Townships: Richland, Fremont, Ingersoll (Midland County), Swan Creek, James, and Thomas. In 1963, Thomas Township and James Township Fire Departments were organized and Swan Creek Township joined the Tri Township Fire Distr

The Richland Township Fire Department was organized in 1922, as one of the earliest fire departments in Saginaw County. Richland Township Fire Department covered the following Townships: Richland, Fremont, Ingersoll (Midland County), Swan Creek, James, and Thomas. In 1963, Thomas Township and James Township Fire Departments were organized and Swan Creek Township joined the Tri Township Fire Distr

Operating as usual

Over the course of fire prevention week, our firefighters were able to get out to the students in our local schools.  Th...
10/08/2021

Over the course of fire prevention week, our firefighters were able to get out to the students in our local schools. They were able to teach them the sounds of fire safety, what firefighters look like in all their gear, and even let them put out some "fire" of their own!

We would like to thank St. John's, St. Peter, Hemlock Elementary and KC Ling schools for letting us be a part of their education for the week!

Detectors that are too old can be unreliable and unsafe.Make sure you replace anything that is over 10 years old!
10/07/2021

Detectors that are too old can be unreliable and unsafe.

Make sure you replace anything that is over 10 years old!

Detectors that are too old can be unreliable and unsafe.

Make sure you replace anything that is over 10 years old!

Are your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors working?  Test them every month to ensure they are working properly.Learn the s...
10/06/2021

Are your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors working?

Test them every month to ensure they are working properly.

Learn the sounds they make to ensure your family stays safe during an emergency!

Are your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors working?

Test them every month to ensure they are working properly.

Learn the sounds they make to ensure your family stays safe during an emergency!

Run total for September: 38Runs year to date: 292
10/05/2021

Run total for September: 38

Runs year to date: 292

Run total for September: 38

Runs year to date: 292

Thank you Hemlock Business Association for awarding the Fire Department and Police Department the 2021 Organization of t...
10/05/2021

Thank you Hemlock Business Association for awarding the Fire Department and Police Department the 2021 Organization of the Year. We are honored to serve our Hemlock, Richland and Fremont communities.

Chief Scott - "I couldn't be more proud of the men and women serving on our Fire Department. They are an excellent group of people that care deeply for their community. It's both exciting and humbling to know that they are being recognized for their dedication and service by the community."

Thank you Hemlock Business Association for awarding the Fire Department and Police Department the 2021 Organization of the Year. We are honored to serve our Hemlock, Richland and Fremont communities.

Chief Scott - "I couldn't be more proud of the men and women serving on our Fire Department. They are an excellent group of people that care deeply for their community. It's both exciting and humbling to know that they are being recognized for their dedication and service by the community."

10/04/2021

🚨IT'S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK!🚨

Learn the sounds that will keep you and your family safe!

This week, firefighters from RTFD will be teaching the students at our local schools the different sounds of fire prevention.

Enjoy this video from RTFD and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

10/04/2021

Congratulations to our RTFD personnel on their October Service Anniversary!

Captain Dave Bouliew - 28 Years

For the last week of Preparedness month, its time to get your kids involved!This week is about teaching your kids prepar...
09/21/2021
Welcome to Ready Kids! | Ready.gov

For the last week of Preparedness month, its time to get your kids involved!

This week is about teaching your kids preparedness and getting them to help out with your family plan. Kids can often be scared of situations like emergencies and getting them familiar with what to do now can make it easier during a time of crisis.

For more info visit ready.gov/kids

Ready Kids has tools and information to help kids, teens, parents, and those who work with youth before, during, and after disasters.

It’s a beautiful day for Hemlock Sawdust Days!  Come see us at the park to learn more about your fire department!
09/18/2021

It’s a beautiful day for Hemlock Sawdust Days! Come see us at the park to learn more about your fire department!

It’s a beautiful day for Hemlock Sawdust Days! Come see us at the park to learn more about your fire department!

Week three of National Preparedness Month brings us to low-to-no-cost options for getting your family prepared for emerg...
09/13/2021
Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov

Week three of National Preparedness Month brings us to low-to-no-cost options for getting your family prepared for emergencies.

No Cost:

Once you have worked out a plan, go through the plan with your family in real time to see how it will work for you.

Low-Cost:

Have cash on hand and other crucial supplies (gasoline, batteries etc.) that will either be in short supply or unavailable during a crisis.

These are just a couple examples of things you can do to be ready. For more information visit ready.gov/

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0846: North Tower struck0903: South Tower struck0937: Petagon struck0959: South Tower collapses1007: Flight 93 crashes i...
09/11/2021

0846: North Tower struck
0903: South Tower struck
0937: Petagon struck
0959: South Tower collapses
1007: Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania
1028: North Tower collapses

20 years ago today, we remember those that lost their lives, and the responders that gave everything to rescue as many people as they could.

Never forget.

August Runs: 26Runs YTD: 267
09/09/2021

August Runs: 26

Runs YTD: 267

August Runs: 26

Runs YTD: 267

This week is the second week of National Preparedness Month.  The topic focus is on building an emergency preparedness k...
09/07/2021

This week is the second week of National Preparedness Month. The topic focus is on building an emergency preparedness kit like the one in the below picture.

This is a good way to make sure that during an emergency, your family has the necessary supplies to stay safe. The types of items in these kits include non-perishable food, water, light and heat sources, and first aid kits.

For information on how to make your own kit, visit ready.gov/kit

This week is the second week of National Preparedness Month. The topic focus is on building an emergency preparedness kit like the one in the below picture.

This is a good way to make sure that during an emergency, your family has the necessary supplies to stay safe. The types of items in these kits include non-perishable food, water, light and heat sources, and first aid kits.

For information on how to make your own kit, visit ready.gov/kit

Yet again we will be facing the potential for severe storms this afternoon.  It appears that this line has a bit higher ...
09/07/2021

Yet again we will be facing the potential for severe storms this afternoon. It appears that this line has a bit higher potential than some of the previous storm lines. Be sure you have a way to receive weather alerts and be ready for downed trees and power outages!

2:44 PM Mon Sep 6: Confidence is increasing that we will see fast-moving storms drop northwest to southeast through West Michigan Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some of these storms *MAY* become severe, and produce damaging winds that could knock down trees and power lines. Here is a rough estimate on when we think storms could come through. (This may change a little, so watch here or weather.gov/grr for updates!) See previous post for where we think the risk for severe storms exists, and a break-down on the threats.

09/01/2021

Congratulations to our RTFD personnel on their September Service Anniversaries!

Firefighter Dave Hoffman - 19 Years
Safety Officer RJ Stein - 4 Years

Good morning Richland!  September has started and it is officially National Preparedness Month.  Over the course of this...
09/01/2021

Good morning Richland! September has started and it is officially National Preparedness Month. Over the course of this month we will post information about the different topics listed below. This week is about making a plan with your family.

It's never too late to start planning for different scenarios to make sure your family is safe during emergencies.

For more information visit ready.gov/plan

Good morning Richland! September has started and it is officially National Preparedness Month. Over the course of this month we will post information about the different topics listed below. This week is about making a plan with your family.

It's never too late to start planning for different scenarios to make sure your family is safe during emergencies.

For more information visit ready.gov/plan

We have yet another round of storms coming through this evening.  We’re currently in a severe thunderstorm watch until 7...
08/29/2021

We have yet another round of storms coming through this evening. We’re currently in a severe thunderstorm watch until 7pm tonight.

We have yet another round of storms coming through this evening. We’re currently in a severe thunderstorm watch until 7pm tonight.

Last night we provided stand-by coverage for the first varsity game of the year. It was great to have a huge crowd there...
08/27/2021

Last night we provided stand-by coverage for the first varsity game of the year. It was great to have a huge crowd there to boost Hemlock to a win!

Looks like we’re in line for another round of potentially severe storms. Make sure you have a way to receive sever alert...
08/24/2021

Looks like we’re in line for another round of potentially severe storms. Make sure you have a way to receive sever alerts from the national weather service.

Looks like we’re in line for another round of potentially severe storms. Make sure you have a way to receive sever alerts from the national weather service.

Welcome back to school Hemlock Huskies!  Here are just a few reminders on the rules around school buses on the roads.  K...
08/23/2021

Welcome back to school Hemlock Huskies!

Here are just a few reminders on the rules around school buses on the roads. Keep your eyes open and watch for kids in the morning and afternoon hours.

If you see a bus with red flashing lights, STOP.

As the day moves on the level 3 risk area keeps moving west and south and now covers all of Saginaw county.  Please keep...
08/11/2021

As the day moves on the level 3 risk area keeps moving west and south and now covers all of Saginaw county. Please keep an eye on the updates to come out this afternoon and make sure you have a way to receive any sever weather alerts.

On Wednesday Aug 11th, FEMA and FCC will be testing the Nationwide Emergency Alert Test. This message will be sent to TV...
08/10/2021

On Wednesday Aug 11th, FEMA and FCC will be testing the Nationwide Emergency Alert Test. This message will be sent to TV's, Radios, and Cell Phones. The test will be at 2:20 pm to 2:50 pm EDT. This will be only a test. For cell phone users, you will only receive this if you opted in to receive the Alert Messages.

On Wednesday Aug 11th, FEMA and FCC will be testing the Nationwide Emergency Alert Test. This message will be sent to TV's, Radios, and Cell Phones. The test will be at 2:20 pm to 2:50 pm EDT. This will be only a test. For cell phone users, you will only receive this if you opted in to receive the Alert Messages.

RECALL:  New Widetech has recalled several brands of dehumidifiers for potential overheating and fire hazards.  If you b...
08/06/2021

RECALL: New Widetech has recalled several brands of dehumidifiers for potential overheating and fire hazards. If you believe you have one of these go to the following website to see if your model is on the list. www.recallrtr.com/nwtdehumidifier

RECALL: New Widetech has recalled several brands of dehumidifiers for potential overheating and fire hazards. If you believe you have one of these go to the following website to see if your model is on the list. www.recallrtr.com/nwtdehumidifier

Runs for the month of July:  42 Total runs YTD:  230
08/05/2021

Runs for the month of July: 42

Total runs YTD: 230

Runs for the month of July: 42

Total runs YTD: 230

08/02/2021

Congratulations to our RTFD personnel on their August Service Anniversaries!

Chief Jeremy Scott - 12 Years
Captain Nick Scoles - 12 Years
Firefighter Ben Wenzel - 8 Years
Firefighter Adam Morse - 7 Years
Firefighter Zac Smith - 3 Years
Firefighter Melissa Taylor - 3 Years

Severe weather possible tonight...
07/29/2021

Severe weather possible tonight...

Good morning!  Below are a few recalls that have recently come out.  The defects in these products can cause fire and bu...
07/22/2021

Good morning! Below are a few recalls that have recently come out. The defects in these products can cause fire and burn hazards. If you have any of these, there is contact information for the company in each picture. Stay Safe!

Tuesday Tip from the Fire Department:If we can't find your house, we can't help you!These types of reflective address si...
07/20/2021

Tuesday Tip from the Fire Department:

If we can't find your house, we can't help you!

These types of reflective address signs are available from many different vendors (including Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon etc.). These signs help us find your house, especially at night when other signs aren't as visible, or if you have a long driveway and your house is off the road.

Tuesday Tip from the Fire Department:

If we can't find your house, we can't help you!

These types of reflective address signs are available from many different vendors (including Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon etc.). These signs help us find your house, especially at night when other signs aren't as visible, or if you have a long driveway and your house is off the road.

07/07/2021

Congratulations to our RTFD personnel on their July Service Anniversaries!

Lieutenant Josh Morse - 7 Years
Firefighter Chris Goldman - 5 Years
Lieutenant Patrick Caylor - 5 Years

07/04/2021
Runs for the month of June: 22Total runs year to date: 187
07/02/2021

Runs for the month of June: 22

Total runs year to date: 187

Runs for the month of June: 22

Total runs year to date: 187

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone!  We'd like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this weekend.  Whether you're l...
07/02/2021

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone! We'd like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this weekend. Whether you're lighting off fireworks, riding ATVs, or having a BBQ, please do it responsibly.

Fireworks are permitted to be lit off today, Saturday, and Sunday until 11:45pm. Local rules go back into effect July 5th.

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone! We'd like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this weekend. Whether you're lighting off fireworks, riding ATVs, or having a BBQ, please do it responsibly.

Fireworks are permitted to be lit off today, Saturday, and Sunday until 11:45pm. Local rules go back into effect July 5th.

*** UPDATE 0413 AM***Power has been restored to the intersection. Please use caution when traveling in the area as crews...
06/27/2021

*** UPDATE 0413 AM***

Power has been restored to the intersection. Please use caution when traveling in the area as crews are still addressing other issues.

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Due to a power outages, the traffic light at M-46 and Hemlock Rd. is currently out.

Please treat the intersection as a 4-way stop and exercise extra caution.

Crews are currently on scene with Consumers Energy working to address the issue.

*** UPDATE 0413 AM***

Power has been restored to the intersection. Please use caution when traveling in the area as crews are still addressing other issues.

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Due to a power outages, the traffic light at M-46 and Hemlock Rd. is currently out.

Please treat the intersection as a 4-way stop and exercise extra caution.

Crews are currently on scene with Consumers Energy working to address the issue.

We have just been placed under a tornado WATCH. This means that the ingredients are there for tornadoes to form.  Please...
06/26/2021

We have just been placed under a tornado WATCH. This means that the ingredients are there for tornadoes to form. Please be alert for more information regarding the severe weather that is starting to enter our area. We will also continue to get a large amount of rain so localized flooding is possible.

We have just been placed under a tornado WATCH. This means that the ingredients are there for tornadoes to form. Please be alert for more information regarding the severe weather that is starting to enter our area. We will also continue to get a large amount of rain so localized flooding is possible.

06/25/2021

Yesterday afternoon, RTFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 13875 Gratiot Rd. First arriving personnel found heavy fire on the back side of the home with extension into the attic space. Crews immediately began fire attack and called for the second alarm. The fire was brought under control quickly but extensive overhaul was needed and took several hours. There were no injuries to the homeowner or firefighters.

Thank you to Thomas Twp FD, Jonesfield/Lakefield FD, Tri-Township FD, and James Twp FD for your help with water supply, extinguishment, and overhaul efforts. Additional thanks goes to MMR, Richland and Thomas police, Saginaw County Sheriffs department and MDOT for your support and keeping our scene safe on a busy M-46.

Address

1099 N. Hemlock Rd.
Hemlock, MI
48626

General information

Pursuant to Richland Township Ordinance 2016-07, Open Burn Ordinance, you may obtain a burn permit at the Richland Township Administration Office or online using the below link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWMoy_1pW99gsXGTkr8_ODw37fnLUycljTRNWyy_xibTMe3Q/viewform Home Safety Review and Smoke Detector Installation Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zD15zICuNvhpBD4fZHMCDaiN-CXUvO9Uvkt5Az7MC74/prefill Richland Township Fire Department coverage area: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandTownshipFD/posts/1723286311064019:0

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Our Story

The Richland Township Fire Department was organized in 1922, as one of the earliest fire departments in Saginaw County. Richland Township Fire Department covered the following Townships: Richland, Fremont, Ingersoll (Midland County), Swan Creek, James, and Thomas. In 1963, Thomas Township and James Township Fire Departments were organized and Swan Creek Township joined the Tri Township Fire District in St. Charles. Presently we cover 36 square miles in Richland Township, 24 square miles in Fremont Township, and 6 square miles in Ingersoll Township. The approximate population for all three coverage areas is 7,500. We have a mutual aid pact with all Saginaw County Fire Departments, giving us access to all their Fire Fighters and equipment, if needed.

Our current coverage area:

Richland Township Fire Department is funded by a special assessment in Richland Township and contract fees with Fremont and Ingersoll Townships. The Fire Department's headquarters are located at 1099 N. Hemlock Road, Hemlock, Michigan 48626. It is our third station since organization and was built in 1986, replacing one that was built in 1948, which replaced the original station which was built in 1922. Our equipment consists of two-class A pumpers, one water tender, two rescue units, and two brush units. Richland Township Fire Department responds to approximately 350 alarms per year. Richland Township Fire Department responds to priority medical calls to assist Mobile Medical Response (MMR), the area ambulance service, with pre-hospital emergency treatment. Richland Township Fire Department hires Fire Fighters on an as needed basis. Applications are available on our website or at the Richland Township Administration Office, 1180 North Hemlock Road, Hemlock, Michigan.

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Thank you for making Evans 13th Birthday a one to remember! He loved it! Thank you for all that you do for our community!
A special Thank you to the Richland Fire Department for all you have done for our family and for Jim. We(the family) cannot put into words how thankful we are for the kindness and compassion that all of the firefighters have shown to our family during this difficult time. The service/walkthrough on Sunday and the funeral today touched us like nothing I’ve ever experienced. You truly are a family and we are blessed to know each and everyone at your department ❤️ and all of the other departments that participated in the service. Thanks again, The Jesselaitis family
It is around 11:00 Friday nite & I hear and see all kinds of sirens & vehicles going out from Hemlock makes me feel comfortable knowing they are on their way to help someone in need. Thank you again for your service.