Clay Township Fire Dept.


Clay Township
Fire Department


9620 Muskrat Run

Clay, MI

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Clay Township Fire Department Mainland

The block on the mainland resembles a Shield of Honor, representing the men and women of our community fire department. The black, red, and silver on this block were chosen to represent the colors that are used on the Clay Twp. Fire Dept. Equipment.  The block was painted by Liz’s Barn Quilts.

 The Clay Township Fire Department started in June of 1978 by a group of men and women volunteering their time to serve and protect the residents of Clay Township.  The township purchased a pole barn at 9620 Ainsworth Rd in 1978, then bought a Sutphen Fire Truck and a Dodge pick-up truck to be used as a grass rig. They also bought a Dodge van to be used as a rescue vehicle. The first year, the fire department ran about 300 medicals, fires, and public assist calls. The fire department has a coverage area of 82 square miles and over 100 miles of shoreline and outer islands in the township. The station is now manned 24-7 with personnel and responds to over 1,400 calls a year.

Between the fire stations on the mainland and Harsens Island, there currently are  four engines, one fireboat, one rescue boat, one airboat, a side by side, two personal water crafts, and thirty personnel.

Current building

This is the current fire department building on Muskrat Run.

Ladder truck

The ladder is extended on this ladder truck to assist from heights.

Fire training

Fire training in action.