Montcalm County Fire Association

Montcalm County Fire Association To promote firefighter safety & education, provide an avenue to share knowledge and experience with our Brothers & Sisters in a positive environment.
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These T-shirts are still available.  Please purchase one for $20.00, of which a portion will go to Ed Petersen's wife, S...
02/22/2020

These T-shirts are still available. Please purchase one for $20.00, of which a portion will go to Ed Petersen's wife, Shelly. If you would like one you, can contact Jamie Maxwell, Karisa Bailey or Private Message this page for contact information. Please help a Brother Firefighter's Family. I got mine!!!

Prices: Small - Extra Large are $20.00
Extra Extra Large and Up are $23.00

Montcalm County Fire Association Honor Guard
02/09/2020

Montcalm County Fire Association Honor Guard

***T-shirts Available***

Help support Ed's Family by purchasing a shirt. $20.00 a shirt, $23.00 for 2XL and 3XL and these are immediately available. Contact Karissa Bailey or Private Message the Admin and we can connect you.

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**FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS **

The visitation will be Wednesday from 3 until 7 at Simpson's Funeral Home, 225 W. Cedar Street, in Stanton. The funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Church, 415 N. Mill Street, in Stanton. There will be a luncheon following the service at the AmericanLegion Post, 337 W. Day Street, Stanton. Ed will receive full fire department honors.

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Several public safety agencies are mourning the loss of one of their own. Firefighter / Paramedic Edward "Skeeter" Petersen passed away this morning after his battle with cancer. These are only a few of the agencies and services Ed served over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family and friends as well as his Brothers and Sisters. Rest in Peace, Brother.

The February Fallen are Remembered...
02/01/2020

The February Fallen are Remembered...

With Honor and Dignity, these men and women served...

FRANK C GRANNIS, CHIEF
HOWARD CITY FIRE 2 1 2011
LEMOYNE KREBS
TRUFANT FIRE 2 4 1993
KEITH OTTO
HOME TWP. FIRE 2 6 2010
DENNIS M "BUZZ" LANE
SHERIDAN FIRE 2 6 2011
ALVIN CURTIS
HOME TWP. FIRE 2 7 1991
JOHNN PHELPS
RICHLAND TWP FIRE 2 7 2001
KENNETH R WEBB
STANTON FIRE 2 8 1994
BERTIE BURCH
HOME TWP FIRE 2 9 1978
GERALD HATINGER
HOME TWP. FIRE 2 9 2003
JOSEPH PRICE
CRYSTAL TWP FIRE 2 10 1952
BRIAN P LAFLER
CARSON CITY FD 2 11 2000
JAMES “FRANK” BURT, CHIEF
EDMORE FIRE (HOME TWP) 2 11 2018
ROBERT K "BOB" BRUNDAGE, CHIEF
CRYSTAL TWP FIRE 2 12 2011
FREDERICK BUTLER
LAKEVIEW FIRE 2 14 1983
WALDO V. “RED” FISHER
SHERIDAN FIRE 2 15 2013
HERBERT A BRAIL
CARSON CITY FD 2 16 1962
HERSCHEL HARADINE
CARSON CITY FD 2 17 1968
PETER JEPPESON
HOME TWP. FIRE 2 18 2000
EDWIN “ELMER” CLOUGH
CARSON CITY FD 2 19 1953
WILLIAM LINCOLN
HOME TWP. FIRE 2 21 1992
DONALD K WALLACE
SHERIDAN FIRE 2 23 2014
WILLIAM E WALTER
CARSON CITY FD 2 24 1964
ELZIE DOUGLAS
RICHLAND TWP FIRE 2 26 1968
DONNA J MASON
MONTCALM TWP FD 2 26 2010

A Brother is in need of our help. Please join us on February 16th.
01/30/2020

A Brother is in need of our help. Please join us on February 16th.

Firefighters from several Montcalm County Fire Departments received their Ice Rescue Technician  Level 1 training this p...
01/30/2020

Firefighters from several Montcalm County Fire Departments received their Ice Rescue Technician Level 1 training this past Saturday, January 25th, 2020 on Loon Lake. The program was hosted by Crystal Township Fire Department and instructed by Michigan Rescue Concepts. (See Photo Below).

Ice Rescue Technician Level 2 will be held on Turk Lake, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, hosted by the Montcalm Township Fire Department. Funding for both of these courses was made possible from the sale of Fireworks in Michigan.

Nearly 70 years later...and We Still Honor Your Service and Sacrifice.
01/23/2020

Nearly 70 years later...and We Still Honor Your Service and Sacrifice.

We Remember Those Who Served Before Us...

Edward King Collins 1/6/1949 Carson City FD
George Carr 1/23/1952 Carson City FD
Alfred E Gunther 1/21/1957 Carson City FD
Frank E Tabor 1/26/1962 Carson City FD
Carl D Mazzola 1/31/1965 Stanton FD
Joseph H Bussell 1/16/1966 Carson City FD
Roland K Hummell 1/17/1968 Carson City FD
Maxwell R Fife 1/20/1973 Carson City FD
Clifford Dobbrastine 1/16/1988 Home Twp FD
Dick Blackrick 1/9/1989 Crystal Twp FD
Wayne C Stevens 1/26/1992 Day Twp FD
Don Knowles 1/12/1993 Richland Twp FD
Richard N Goodell 1/17/1993 Carson City FD
Edward Dyer 1/26/1999 Richland Twp FD
Robert E Curtis 1/7/2000 Montcalm Twp FD
Charles N Tabor 1/16/2000 Carson City FD
Jerry Braendle 1/16/2002 Carson City FD
Roger Myer, Jr. 1/2005 Richland Twp FD
George Wilson 1/7/2008 Stanton FD
Edward B Hansen 1/2/2013 Montcalm Twp FD
James D Imhoff 1/7/2016 Lakeview District FD
Max Gondre 1/10/2019 Howard City FD

Thank you for your dedication and service to your communities through your honor and integrity.

Wildfires still raging in Australia. Continued prayers for those affected and battling the flames.
01/05/2020

Wildfires still raging in Australia. Continued prayers for those affected and battling the flames.

12/22/2019

Association Training is January 8th, 7pm @ Richland Twp. Fire. Guest Speaker is Jack Snyder Jr. from MSFA. *Homemade Ice Cream*

Not an easy battle to fight based on the mere size of the structures and the fire load.  Nice teamwork and great work in...
12/09/2019

Not an easy battle to fight based on the mere size of the structures and the fire load. Nice teamwork and great work in staying safe and going home at the end.

Firefighters from 12 area fire departments assisted at the scene of the LKQ & Keystone Automotive complex fire Saturday night. The call came in to firefighters just before 10:30pm and when crews started arriving, the fire had consumed a large portion of the buildings. With the wind and nature of the contents (plastics) in the structures, it was too much to try and contain. In the interest of safety, the operation was fought defensively; no injuries were reported.

Our department is sadden for the devastation and loss LKQ & Keystone are experiencing as a business and as a family, especially among the holidays: our thoughts are with the employees and their families.

We are always thankful for our Brothers and Sisters who sacrifice to stand at the ready to assist us when we need it. Thank you , again, Belding Fire, Belvidere Fire, Crystal Fire, Greenville Public Safety, Lakeview Fire, Maple Valley Fire, Oakfield Fire, Sheridan Fire, Spencer Fire and Stanton Fire. Also to Montcalm County Emergency Services, Montcalm County Emergency Management, the Michigan State Police, Montcalm County Sheriff's Office, Montcalm County Central Dispatch, the Road Commission of Montcalm, DTE and Consumers Energy, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, Energy (DEQ), and the list goes on.

We would like to extended a huge THANK YOU to everyone who provided assistance to the fire crews who brought water, coffee, energy drinks, donuts, cookies, sandwiches, pizza, nutritional snacks, apples, porta-johns, and of course all the prayers and words of appreciation. Those gestures mean more than you know.

The Michigan State Police have been called in to assist in the investigation to the cause of the fire due to the significant loss sustained.

Please keep all of those that have been touched by this tragedy in your thoughts as they each begin to process this loss and move forward in their personal and professional lives.

Again, THANK YOU, for all of your support.

Looking for something to do on December 7th?  Go see the Christmas Parade with lots of lights in Trufant!  See the flyer...
11/18/2019

Looking for something to do on December 7th? Go see the Christmas Parade with lots of lights in Trufant! See the flyer below!!

10/28/2019

It is with sadness we must announce the passing away of former Fire Chief Michael Wyczesany of the Day Township Fire Department, McBrides, Michigan. Chief Wyczesany passed away at an area hospital on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 due to health complications.

Visitation will be at the Simpson Funeral Home, 225 W. Cedar Street, Stanton, MI 48888 on Friday, November 1st from 2p-4p and 6p-8p. There will also be visitation on Saturday at 10:00am; 1 hour before the service.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00am with a funeral procession to the McBrides Cemetery in McBrides. There will be full firefighter honors presented.

Please keep Mike's family, friends and Fire Department Brothers and Sisters in your thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace, Chief.

10/21/2019
Montcalm County Fire Association Honor Guard

Interested in helping honor your fellow firefighters beyond the fire line? This is a great opportunity to show respect for the service and sacrifices of your Brothers and Sisters. Send them a Private Message or email them at [email protected] Stay Safe!!

It's more than a badge and a uniform. It's about respect, honor and service. Contact us to become a Honor Guard Member today.

Please "Like" and "Share" our page with family and friends.  The goal of this page is to showcase area firefighters and ...
10/18/2019

Please "Like" and "Share" our page with family and friends. The goal of this page is to showcase area firefighters and fire departments honoring the Brothers and Sisters of the Fire Service upholding the traditions that have made firefighting the best job on Earth. Watch our page for community events involving local fire departments and the Honor Guard. Any questions or comments, please contact us at the information provided or send us a Private Message.

10/18/2019

Due to the Deer Hunting Holiday, there will be NO Fire Association Training in November.

Another training opportunity from the National Fire Academy & Montcalm Co Fire Association
10/01/2019

Another training opportunity from the National Fire Academy & Montcalm Co Fire Association

Company Officer I & II Course - Muskegon County.
09/28/2019

Company Officer I & II Course - Muskegon County.

Blue Star Mothers Patriot's Day Parade on 9/11 in Lakeview
08/20/2019

Blue Star Mothers Patriot's Day Parade on 9/11 in Lakeview

September Fire Association TrainingSee the flyer below for a great training opportunity!!
08/20/2019

September Fire Association Training

See the flyer below for a great training opportunity!!

Michigan State Firemen's Association Memorial Weekend September 19th-21st, 2019 - Roscommon, MI
08/16/2019

Michigan State Firemen's Association Memorial Weekend September 19th-21st, 2019 - Roscommon, MI

9/27/2019Rain or Shine...Class starts tomorrow morning at 8:00 am at Montcalm Community College. The State is still work...
08/15/2019

9/27/2019

Rain or Shine...Class starts tomorrow morning at 8:00 am at Montcalm Community College. The State is still working on the final exam which is why the course is not yet visible to you on SMOKE. If you were planning on attending, please report to the college as scheduled. Simply follow the signs for the Fire Academy.

Montcalm County Fire Association Firefighter I/II Fire Academy 2020 begins September 28th.

Trufant Jubilee Emergency Vehicle Parade - Friday, August 30th, 2019.  Check the flyer for details!!
08/15/2019

Trufant Jubilee Emergency Vehicle Parade - Friday, August 30th, 2019. Check the flyer for details!!

The Comunty of Vestaburg is celebrating this coming weekend. See theirpage for all the activities. The BBQ, Lig...
07/17/2019

The Comunty of Vestaburg is celebrating this coming weekend. See theirpage for all the activities. The BBQ, Light Parade and Fireworks are always popular events for the whole family!!

Here are a couple Fire Department events that are coming up and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and there are more yet to come!!
07/08/2019

Here are a couple Fire Department events that are coming up and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and there are more yet to come!!

Montcalm County Fire Association's cover photo
07/06/2019

Montcalm County Fire Association's cover photo

It is with great pride and emotion to present the graduating class of the 2019 Montcalm County Fire Academy and are now ...
05/09/2019

It is with great pride and emotion to present the graduating class of the 2019 Montcalm County Fire Academy and are now State certified Michigan Firefighters. Congratulations!!

Public Safety Celebration on May 18th!  Join area responders from 9AM-Noon at the Public Safety Court Complex in Stanton...
05/07/2019

Public Safety Celebration on May 18th! Join area responders from 9AM-Noon at the Public Safety Court Complex in Stanton and look at fire trucks, ambulances, rescue vehicles, police cars, big trucks, AeroMed helicopter and much, much more! The event is FREE and open to the public!!

SPRINGFEST is right around the corner Memorial Day Weekend. The popular Firemen's Parade is on Sunday, May 26th. Festivities begin at 7:00pm and the parade steps off at 9:00pm. There is lots to do during the weekend, so plan on spending time in Sheridan!!

The 8 months has come down to this, the Final Exam tonight, followed by the Practical Exam on Saturday, and I couldnt be...
05/02/2019

The 8 months has come down to this, the Final Exam tonight, followed by the Practical Exam on Saturday, and I couldnt be more proud of these men and women who will become firefighters. Thank you for a great year, the friendships, and your dedication to your community and the Fire Service. 'Cap"

PRACTICAL FINAL EXAM*** we are still in need of Proctors to assist with the administration of the Practical final exam**...
04/24/2019

PRACTICAL FINAL EXAM

*** we are still in need of Proctors to assist with the administration of the Practical final exam*** Updated 4/30/19

And we need firefighters to help proctor on Saturday, May 4th at 8:00am at the Maple Valley Complex in Trufant. Thi sis an opportunity to Pay it Forward to our future. If interested, please contact Academy Director Steve VanHolstyn at 616-835-3243 or email him at [email protected]

***A reminder this class is tomorrow 5/1/19, so make plans to attend.  Details are below***ACCOUNTABILITY 101        You...
04/23/2019

***A reminder this class is tomorrow 5/1/19, so make plans to attend. Details are below***

ACCOUNTABILITY 101
You’ve been given the task of ACCOUNTABILITY; the firefighter who holds the tags no one knows what to do with.

Then, a wall collapses on an Interior Crew, Firefighters self rescue and exit the building and no one is seriously injured. Suddenly, someone notices Firefighter Smith is missing, but no one knows where he is.

Incident Command turns to you and asks, “Where was Firefighter Smith?”

You stare at the ring of tags.

Join us on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Home Township Fire Department (Edmore) and hear
Dalton Township Fire Chief Alan Styles speak on Fireground Accountability at the
Montcalm County Fire Association Training.

Continuing their education, local firefighters are completing Day 3 of ICS300 Incident Command for Expanding Incidents c...
04/14/2019

Continuing their education, local firefighters are completing Day 3 of ICS300 Incident Command for Expanding Incidents course. Thank you to Bob Austin and Brian Blomstrom for sharing your knowledge and years of experience in guiding future incident Managers.

Are you or know some one who might be interested in sponsoring in the Golf Scramble?  Feel free to Share this informatio...
04/04/2019

Are you or know some one who might be interested in sponsoring in the Golf Scramble? Feel free to Share this information below or download it. This is a great opportunity to show your support of your local firefighters.

In case you hear sirens tomorrow, it's only a TEST of the outdoor warning system...Tornado Sirens.Regular monthly testin...
03/27/2019

In case you hear sirens tomorrow, it's only a TEST of the outdoor warning system...Tornado Sirens.

Regular monthly testing will resume in April through October on the 1st Friday of the month at 11;00am.

On Wednesday March 27th at 1:00 pm, we will be participating in the Statewide Tornado Drill. We will be setting off the Tornado Sirens around the county.

Starting in April we will begin monthly testing of the Sirens on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 am through October.

Montcalm County Fire Association's cover photo
03/24/2019

Montcalm County Fire Association's cover photo

There is still time to gather up 3 friends, co-workers, or strangers, and enter this year's event!  Please send your reg...
03/24/2019

There is still time to gather up 3 friends, co-workers, or strangers, and enter this year's event! Please send your registrations in as soon as possible. Help support local fire departments and the honor guard by golfing with us on Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00 am!!

Click here to support Funeral expenses for Timothy Vincent organized by Lisa Donley
03/09/2019
Click here to support Funeral expenses for Timothy Vincent organized by Lisa Donley

Click here to support Funeral expenses for Timothy Vincent organized by Lisa Donley

As you can see in pictures, Tim always had a smile on his face!!! He was such a great man and will be missed by many. This gofundme is to help ease the unexpected financial burden off Tim's Family. He helped so many, so let's give back. As a community, we have each other's back...exactly what Tim...

It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of Richland Township Fire Department (Vestaburg) Firefighter Tim "Vinny" ...
03/08/2019

It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of Richland Township Fire Department (Vestaburg) Firefighter Tim "Vinny" Vincent.on Thursday, March 7th, 2019. Visitation & Funeral Services will be at Brigham Funeral Home at 6055 E. Howard City-Edmore Road on Tuesday, March 12th from 2p-4p & 6p-8p. Funeral Service with Fire Department honors will be Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 11am. Please keep the Vincent Family and the Richland Township Fire Department members in your thoughts. Rest In Peace, Brother Tim.

Please join the Crystal Fire Department, and their community, in honoring and showing their appreciation to retiring Chi...
03/05/2019

Please join the Crystal Fire Department, and their community, in honoring and showing their appreciation to retiring Chief Scott Brundage at an Open House on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 1p-3p at the Fire Department. See the flyer below for more details. CONGRATULATIONS, Chief Brundage in serving 50 years!!! The public is welcome to attend.

PLEASE!!! If you dont have smoke detectors in your home, get them.  Some local fire departments in Montcalm County parti...
02/28/2019
Michigan State Firemen's Association

PLEASE!!! If you dont have smoke detectors in your home, get them. Some local fire departments in Montcalm County participate in FREE smoke detector programs including Crystal, Lakeview, and Montcalm Township. Ask your fire department for details.

They DO save lives, but only if they are installed properly and are working.

Early activation of these fire department installed #smokealarms saved another Michigan family from becoming a tragic statistic. #FireIsEveryonesFight Michigan SAFE

02/26/2019

S190 Wildfire Course Feb 26th & 28th, 2019

As Firefighters, our nature is to adapt and overcome. It is this intuition that allows us to keep doing our job.

Due to the college not having heat in Room 510N, we have relocated the wildfire class for tonight and Thursday to the Stanton Fire Department, 221 S. Camburn St., Stanton, MI 48888

02/24/2019

CANCELLATION. Tomorrow's Courage to be Safe class, Sunday, Feb 24th has been cancelled to err on the side of everyone's safety. The course will be scheduled again at a later date. Stay safe!

March 6th Fire Association Training, 7:00pm
02/22/2019

March 6th Fire Association Training, 7:00pm

Know of any young people interested in FIREFIGHTING?  Share the below information with them and join us on Thursday, Mar...
02/19/2019

Know of any young people interested in FIREFIGHTING? Share the below information with them and join us on Thursday, March 7th at Montcalm Township Fire Department at 6:00pm. Representatives from Public Safety, local Fire Department, Career Fire Department, Technical Rescue Team, Fire Academy and Department of Natural Resources Fire Division will be on hand to talk about the Greatest Job on Earth!!

Address

P.O. Box 13
Sheridan, MI
48884

General information

Association Trainings are held on the ODD numbered months at a fire department on a rotating schedule. Training begins at 7:00pm and accompanied with a meal. Trainings are OPEN to ALL Montcalm County Firefighters. Association Meetings are held on the EVEN numbered months at 7:00pm at the Stanton Fire Department at 221 S. Camburn St in Stanton. ALL Montcalm County Firefighters are welcome at attend these meetings. Questions or comments can be directed to Firefighter Steve VanHolstyn 616-835-3243 or [email protected]

Telephone

(616) 835-3243

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Hey Guys and Gals. Saturday December 1 the Trufant Chamber of Commerce is have a Christmas Parade. They are offering a $50 prize to the best decorated fire truck in the parade!! Lets have some fun competition and may the best truck win!!!! Parade is at 5:00pm. Line up at Naylor Chiropractic Office on the corner of 2nd and C Streets. Call 231-349-1943 for more info!!!
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Thank you to the Montcalm County Fire Association for offering such a great class today. The advanced pumper class this weekend was probably the best class I've ever taken for the fire service. Thanks to Maple Valley Township Fire for allowing me to attend!!!!
Montcalm County Fire Training for the weekend of April 13-15: 1) Pump Apparatus Class - Stanton/Greenville areas (still are openings!) Class is taught by Dave Jackson and Danny Evans from Saginaw Township FD. 2) Educational Methodology - Stanton Community FD (still have a few openings!) Class is taught by Dan Oberst from Lansing Fire and Bath Twp. FD (retired). As a side note, the Fire Academy will be back in action on Saturday, with all students, and Steve VanHolstyn/numerous area instructors doing practical evolutions. The class tests out in 1 month. Brian Blomstrom will be over in Green Bay, WI, teaching Fire Investigation, and bringing back ideas for other training topics as well. This County and it's Fire Departments continue to demonstrate progressiveness in the Fire Service field!!
Did you know that Full Circle Farms is having a Fun at the Farm event? So many things to see and do! We hope you will join us and have fun! We would love to have you! Fall Fun Day OCTOBER 14th 2017 At FULL CIRCLE FARMS 8735 N. Greenville Rd. Lakeview, MI 3pm-8pm
Sand lake 6th annual light parade