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Fire Department

The Oakfield Township Fire Department is responsible for responding to a variety of calls for help including fire, rescue, and emergency medical services within the 36 square miles of Oakfield Township. The Fire Department has several auto and mutual aid agreements with neighboring townships where they may be called upon to provide assistance in and outside the Township of Oakfield.

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  • Our department members include a full-time Fire Chief, 15 paid-on-call firefighters, and 1 chaplain who may respond to calls for help from their primary place of employment or home. We also have four officers who work scheduled shifts in our station to help ensure efficient service to our community.

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The Township Fire Department is in need
of people to become volunteer Paid-on-Call firefighters.

Click here for an application, which can be submitted in person or emailed to

Call Fire Chief Sam Peterson at 616-754-5122

with any questions.

Open Burning
  • Important Burn Permit Information

    • It is preferred that burn permit requests are made the day that you are planning on burning.

    • Burn permits are good for up to 3 days.

    • There is no cost associated with obtaining a burn permit.

    • Burn permits are granted by filling out the online form found at the bottom of this section.

    • Burn permits are not required for small recreational fires kept in a container or ring approximately 4 feet in diameter, such as a campfire. Such fires must be attended at all times and extinguished when done for the night.

    • If you have questions call the station at 616-754-5122. If no one answers the phone, please leave a message and we will return the call as soon as possible.

  • Important Safety Tips to Consider When Burning

    • Remember - Safety first!

    • Never burn material within 30 feet of any structure.

    • Clear all flammable material 15-30 feet away from your burn pile.

    • It is preferred that you have a water supply nearby, such as a garden hose or buckets of water.

    • Please be mindful of wind speed and direction. If the wind is strong enough to cause an uncontrollable fire to spread and/or if the smoke is bothering your neighbors or going into the roadway, please extinguish the fire and try another day.

    • Make sure that the fire is out by dark.

    • Never try to ignite a stubborn fire using gasoline!

    • If the fire from your burn pile gets out of control, call 911 immediately and we'll come and help you contain it.

    • If your clothing or someone's nearby catches on fire - stop, drop, and roll! Then call 911 immediately.

  • Obtain a burn permit


Knox Box Information
  • The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders. First responders across North America use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and saving lives. This system allows immediate access to buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay.

  • The Oakfield Township Fire Department strongly recommends that all businesses in Oakfield Township purchase and install a Knox-Box®; however, it is a requirement of any new commercial construction or remodels.

  • Order your Knox-Box here. Enter in the state of Michigan and the Oakfield Township Fire Department, and the site will direct you to the available products.


Reflective Address Markers - Click here:  Marker Order Form
  • Reflective address markers are now available for purchase at $15 each. Help us find you faster by making your home easily identifiable in the event of an emergency. Order your marker today! Return the order form with a check payable to: Oakfield Township Fire Auxiliary by mailing it to: Fire Department, 10300 14 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341, or dropping it off at the township office.

  • It is recommended that the green address sign be installed closest to the mouth of your driveway at the road on either an existing mailbox post or a separate post specifically for the sign. The sign must be visible from both directions of traffic on the road.


  • How Do I become an Oakfield Township Paid On-Call (POC) Firefighter? - Click here: Fire Employment Application

    • If you are interested in becoming a POC firefighter for Oakfield Township, you must be at least 18 years of age. You must submit a completed application to the fire department either by mail or in person.

  • Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?

    • Yes. You are welcome to stop by the fire station during staffed hours and request your blood pressure be taken by one of the on-duty firefighters. The fire station is located at 10300 14 Mile Road.

  • Does the fire department fill swimming pools?

    • No, we do not fill swimming pools.

  • Do you install car seats or do car seat inspections?

    • No, we do not install or inspect car seats.

  • How do I get a burn permit?  Click here:  Obtain a burn permit

    • Burn permits can be obtained by filling out the application form. If there is a burn ban, we will deactivate the form.

  • How do I get a copy of a Fire Department Incident Report?

    • You may be granted a copy of an incident report under the Freedom of Information Act. Please email your request to either Sam Peterson, Fire Chief, at or Sue Trainer, Oakfield Township Clerk, at

  • Where should I place smoke detectors/alarms?

    • The National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) recommends that smoke alarms be placed inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area, on every level of the home, in the basement, on the ceiling or high on a wall, and away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms (at least ten feet away from the stove).

  • Where should I place Carbon Monoxide detectors/alarms?

    • The National Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) recommends that Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms be placed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

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