NORMAN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

A volunteer on call Department providing Fire protection and Basic Life Support Ambulance Service to an 80 sq mile area in Manistee County MI..

                  
We meet at the Department every Monday at
7:00 PM. Feel free to drop in for a visit.

Location
17201 6th Street Wellston MI., 49689
Department Telephone:
231-848-4495

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES
:   Dial 911

NEW FIRE STATION
CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

     It has taken time and a lot of planning, but as you drive by the building site, you see the new home of The Norman Township Fire Department slowly taking shape.  Pictures of the site can be viewed by clicking on the monthly highlights tab above.  The general contract for the project was awarded to Jack Vanderbie Builders of Wellston.  Site work has been done by Fischer Trucking and Excavating.  Concrete work is being done by Reliable Concrete of Wellston with concrete being supplied by ABC Redi-Mix of Irons.
    
     Continue to watch here for more updates as construction proceeds and if you have any questions about our new facility, please feel free to drop by the station on Monday nights at 7:00 PM.
        

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Officer Roster:
Chief 
John Gramza

FF I & FF II, EMT-B
Assistant Chief
Dennis Jolicoeur
FF I & FF II
Ambulance Captain
Brook Shafer 
FF I & FF II, EMT-B/IC
Administration Officer
Deb MacEachern
FF I, EMT-B
Training Officer
Jake Fischer
FF I & FF II, NREMT-B
Safety Officer
Richard Giffels 
FF I

Department Personnel:
Jim Ball FF I & FF II
John Boerder MFR
Tony Letizo FF I & FF II
Jordan Skiera FF I
Mike VanSimaeys EMT-B
Shamus Shafer NREMT-B
Dan Funk FF I & FF II
Christian Funk FF I & FF II
Ron Cole FF I & FF II, EMT Trainee
Gary Jacobs FF I & FF II
Melissa Waters NREMT-B, Firefighter Trainee
John Duff FF I & FF II
Jesse Vanderbie FF I & FF II
Bryan Lake FF I & FF II, EMT Trainee
Mark Kissling FF I & FF II
Judy Skiera
   
Christopher Bush EMR Candidate
Scott Skiera Firefighter Candidate
Josh Morrison Firefighter Candidate
Samantha Payne Firefighter Candidate
Colleen Sexton Firefighter Candidate
Toni Kaminski EMR Candidate


EMT-B Emergency Medical Technician Basic
EMT-B / IC    Emergency Technician/Instructor Coordinator
NREMR National Registered Emergency Medical Responder
NREMT-B National Registered Emergency Technician Basic
MFR Medical First Responder
FF I Entry Level Certified Firefighter
FF II Firefighter with advanced certification
Candidate Individual awaiting training
Trainee Individual currently in training/awaiting certification

A Brief History of The Norman Township Fire Department

   Norman Township has had an organized fire department over 35 years.  In 1974 citizens of our Township identified a need to have a means to protect life and property and took steps to form our first department. With the donation of a used fire truck paid for by the, “Wellston Improvement Association” Norman Township had a Fire Department. Mr. Giffels, our present Safety Officer, and the last member of the very first fire crew, has told stories about that first Mach fire truck.

   Every organization needs a way to support itself and the Norman Township Fire Department was no different.  The Norman Township Volunteer Fire Department Booster Club was formed to raise money to purchase supplies and equipment.  They were very dedicated and quite successful at providing everything that the department needed.  Bake sales, bingo, you name it they did it.  Lots of people helped, firefighters, family and friends all worked to raise the funds needed to not only keep the department going, but also growing. Later, property tax mileage would be approved by the voters to provide a reliable source of revenue. This would allow the department to greatly improve the equipment and expand the department’s capabilities.

   With the formation of a Fire Department you need a place to keep the equipment. The present building is located on a parcel of land that was donated to the Department by Lou and Pat Brach. Over the years, the original building has two additions. The last one was the administration and training room that faces 6th Street.

   Firefighters are trained in basic first aid. As the Department became more involved in the community it became apparent that while Westshore had an ambulance that would respond to emergencies, it could be upwards of a half hour before they could respond to Norman Township. Our Department provided advanced training for some of our members and purchased an ambulance. Up until 2011 we operated the only transporting basic life support ambulance in the county. Our average response time to a medical emergency averages seven minutes. We average 200 ambulance calls a year.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Norman Township Fire Department is to prevent and/or minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies and other disasters through prevention, education, fire suppression, emergency medical service and emergency preparedness. This will be accomplished in the most cost effective manner with maximum utilization of available resources, never sacrificing the safety of our members

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