Davison-Richfield

Fire Department

  • About Davison-Richfield Fire Department

    "To protect and enhance the safety and well-being of the residents, businesses and customers of this community.  We are dedicated to saving life and property of all who live and visit, and in so doing ensure that all return home safely."

     

    The Davison-Richfield Area Fire Department has been in operation for over 100 years, serving an area of 72 squares miles with approximately 30,000 residents within Davison Township, City of Davison and Richfield Township. The Fire Department is governed by the Davison-Richfield Area Fire Authority with representatives from the City of Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township sitting on the Board.

     

    Recently a sub-station was built in Richfield Township and there are five (5) sirens located between the municipalities.

     

    Fire Station 1 is located at 403 S. Main Street, Davison, MI 48423 (City of Davison)

     

    Fire Station 2 is located at 5381 N. State Road, Davison, MI 48423 (Richfield Township)

     

    Volunteering:

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Department, stop at the Fire Hall to get an application.

     

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  • Safety Tips

    Install smoke detectors on each level of your home.

    • Be sure to check closed doors for heat before opening if you hear the smoke detector alarm.
    • Test detectors monthly and replace batteries once per year.  A good time to replace them is when you "fall back" at Daylight Saving Time!  Change your clocks, change your batteries.
    • Detectors more than 10 years old should be replaced.
    • For complete and extra protection, consider installing automatic fire sprinklers.
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    Plan your escape.

    • If a fire breaks out in your home you need to get out fast.  Sit down with your family and design an escape plan with a pre-arranged outside meeting place.  Practice your plan!
    • Be sure that everyone knows at least two unobstructed ways out-doors and windows-from every room.
    • Apartment residents should never use an elevator in a fire emergency-always use the stairs.
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    Cook carefully.

    • Never leave cooking unattended.
    • Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear clothes with short, rolled-up or tight-fitting sleeves.
    • Turn pot handles inward on the stove where you can't bump them and children can't grab them.
    • Enforce a "kid-free" zone three feet around your kitchen stove.
    • Cover a grease fire with the pan lid to smother the flames, leaving the lid on until completely cool.  Never use water and be sure to turn off the heat source.
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    Keep an eye on smokers.

    • Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.
    • Never smoke in bed or when drowsy.
    • Provide large, deep ashtrays that won't tip.
    • Soak cigarette butts in water before discarding.
    • Before going to bed or leaving home after someone has been smoking, check under and around cushions, furniture and bedding for smoldering cigarettes.
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    Crawl under smoke.

    • If you must escape through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees, keeping your head 12 to 24 inches above the floor where the air is cleaner.
    • If you encounter smoke or flames while you are escaping, use an alternate route.
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    Stop, Drop and Roll

    • If your clothes catch fire, DON'T RUN because oxygen feeds the fire!
    • Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to smother the flames.

     

    Give Space Heaters space

    • Keep portable heaters and space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn.
    • Keep children and pets away from heaters.
    • Never leave a heater on when you leave home or go to bed.

     

    Matches and Lighters are tools, not toys!

    • Use child-resistant lighters.
    • Store all matches and lighters up high, preferably in a locked cabinet.
    • Teach young children that matches and lighters are tools, not toys and are to be used by adults only.
    • Teach young children to tell a grownup if they find matches or lighters; older children should bring them to an adult immediately.

     

    Cool a burn.

    • Run cool water over a burn for 10-15 minutes.
    • Never apply ice.
    • Never use butter or any other grease on a burn.  It seals in the heat and can damage the tissue further.
    • If the burned skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately.

     

    Use electricity safely.

    • If an electric appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately.  Have it serviced before using again.
    • Never leave holiday lights plugged in when you are not at home.
    • Keep dryer lint filters and vents clean.
    • Replace cords that are cracked or frayed.
  • Scott Yaklin Memorial Scholarship

    SCOTT YAKLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    The Davison Richfield Area Fire Department offers this scholarship to Davison High School or Davison Alternative Education seniors in memory of Assistant Chief Scott M. Yaklin who was killed in a tragic accident in 2006.

     

    Two $500 scholarships are awarded to qualifying seniors who plan to continue their formal education in the field of Public Service.  Applications are available in the DHS Guidance Office.  For deadlines and other information, please see your Guidance Counselor.

  • Burn Permits - ONLINE APPLICATION

    Property owners or the person in control of the property MUST READ THE CONDITIONS OF BURN PERMIT and ORDINANCE #2010-29, and complete and sign the Burn Permit Application.  Permits issued are good for one calendar year, renewable on January 1st.  Notification of burn times/dates to the Building Department office is not necessary.  Be sure to have possession of the permit when burning.

     

    Davison Township will issue a burn permit only under the following conditions:

     

    Permission will be granted to the property owner(s) and/or permitted person listed to lawfully burn only at the property listed.  All burning shall be done in accordance with and under the provisions of Davison Township Ordinance #2010-29.

     

    No fire shall be set after the expiration of this permit, and no fire shall be set at a time when high wind is blowing.  An adequate fire line shall be made around the area to be burned and force of sufficient personnel to control the fire shall be on hand at the time of burning.  Permitted persons shall be liable for all damage to property, which may result from burning done under this permit.

     

    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS OF BURN PERMIT AND ORDINANCE #2010-29 TO HAVE ACCESS TO DOWNLOAD YOUR BURN PERMIT.

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    YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE LAW!

    By checking the box below I verify that I have READ AND UNDERSTAND the Conditions of the burn permit AND Davison Township Ordinance #2010-29 provided above for download.

  • Skip Davis - Assistant Chief
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403 S. Main Street, Davison

810-653-5671

 

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 12:30pm)

 

Emergency calls and after hours: 9-1-1

 

"To foster a vibrant, safe, desirable community in which future generations seek to live, work and play"