Fire Department Earns ISO Ratings Reduction
At it's February 8, 2018 meeting, the Township Board honored Chief J. David Feichtner and the Springfield Township Fire Department for their outstanding work in achieving a three point reduction in the department's ISO rating, from a 7 to a 4. This puts the Springfield Township Fire Department in the top 25% of departments nationwide, and among the top 14% in Michigan. You can view a video of the ISO reduction congratulations reception, including an interview with Chief Feichtner, here.
At the May 10 Township Board meeting, Chief Feichtner announced that after submitting additional documentation, Springfield Township's ISO rating will be reduced even further, to a 3. This puts the Fire Department in the top 12% of departments nationwide.
The 4 ISO rating went into effect May 1, 2018. The 3 rating goes into effect August 1. Homeowners are urged to contact their homeowners insurance company, as ISO ratings are often used in calculating premiums, and an ISO reduction may result in a reduction in homeowners insurance premiums. Verification letters, individualized for your address, can be obtained by calling or stopping by Station # 2 during normal business hours.
A tremendous amount of work went into this process, with contributions by each and every member of the Department. This achievement was also aided significantly by funds available from the Fire Millage passed by Township voters in 2016.
Residents are able to register online for an annual permit, then call an automated phone number at 248-923-4169 on days you want to burn. Visit springfield.burnpermit.us to register, or visit Station # 2 if you'd like assistance getting registered.
J. David Feichtner
Captain Matt Strickland
Lieutenant Ryan Hart
Lieutenant Randy Harless
Sergeant Norris Walls
Sergeant Jon Miner
Sergeant John Murphy
Sergeant P.J. Kravetz
Office Hours (Station # 2)
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(office located in this building)
The Fire Department is always on the lookout for dedicated recruits to join our team. Have what it takes? Please fill out an application and deliver to the office at Station # 2.
Springfield Township residents are required to have a burn permit for any open burning other than campfires. You can now register for an annual burning permit which is valid for the current calendar year. There is no cost for the permit. You can register online by visiting springfield.burnpermit.us or by visiting Station # 2 during regular business hours. Once registered, call the automated phone system at 248-923-4169 on days you wish to burn.
Once registered, you will call an automated phone system to notify the Fire Department of days you wish to burn.
Prescribed Burn Permits
For landowners, contractors, organizations and units of government seeking a burn permit to perform a prescribed broadcast burn for ecological, agricultural or forestry practices in Springfield Township, please apply for a permit using the Prescribed Burn Permit Application. Please call Fire Headquarters at 248-625-6699 during business hours with any questions.
The Springfield Township Fire Department is equipped to handle a wide range of fire, medical and other emergencies. Your Firefighters bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on calls for help in Springfield Township. Cross-trained Firefighter/EMTs are also trained for a wide variety of specialized response including ice rescue, hazardous materials and technical rescue.
Responding from 2 fire stations, with the following fire apparatus:
Fire Station #1
- Bravo 391 - 2003 Ford E450 Basic Life Support Transport Vehicle
- Brush 1 - 1988 GMC with a 29 gpm pump carrying 250 gallons of water.
- Engine 1 - 1998 KME Engine with a 1250 gpm pump and carrying 1250 gallons of water.
- Tanker 1 - 2008 International tanker with a 1,000 gpm pump carrying 2,100 gallons of water.
- Bravo 392 - 2003 Ford E450 Basic Life Support Transport Vehicle
- Brush 2 - 1988 GMC Mini Pumper used for grass/wildland fires and other special responses.
- Car 1 - 2009 GMC Sierra Non-Transporting Basic Life Support unit.
- Car 2 - 2015 Chevy Suburban Command Vehicle
- Engine 2 - 2000 Custom Cab Pierce with a 1,500 gpm pump carrying 750 gallons of water
- Engine 3 - 1993 KME engine with a 1,250 gpm pump that carrying 1,000 gallons of water
- Rescue 1 - 2002 Pierce Rescue/Pumper with a 1,250 gpm pump carrying 500 gallons of water, this unit also carries a variety of rescue and vehicle extrication equipment.
- Tanker 2 - 2001 Pierce tanker/pumper with a 1250 gpm pump carrying 2,500 gallons of water
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