Plainfield Fire Department

Plainfield Fire Department provides Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services to the Residents
of Plainfield Charter Township in Kent County, Michigan.

A Letter to the State of Michigan Legislators:
"Taxpayers expect government to be prepared and fire departments to provide a wide range of services, as a result call volumes are increasing. At the same time funds are decreasing for hiring or maintaining full-time personnel, and it is more difficult to recruit and retain volunteer or paid on call fire fighters to maintain a sufficient force to provide these services.

"The Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs (MAFC) is pleased to present Michigan legislators an introduction to the Michigan fire service and offer assistance as you address issues that will affect the services we provide for our residents and communities."

Click here read the entire letter.

Reflective Address Signs:
Reflective Address signs may be purchased from the Ada Fire Department (676-2376), from the Alpine Fire Department (784-5750), or online at

Mercury and Your Health:
Mercury gives off an invisible vapor that can be harmful to your health, but it's especially harmful to the health of children and unborn babies. Click here to learn more about the health effects of mercury and how to keep you and your family healthy and safe.


Using Flameless Candles is one way you can help prevent fires in your home.  If you purchase these beautiful, but safe alternatives through this Fundraising program sponsored by The Congressional Fire Services Institute, Flameless Candles 20% of the purchase price will be donated to the Plainfield Township Fire Department Go here for more details and to learn how you can make your home safer.

Check out the Plainfield Fire Department Photo Album!

The Plainfield Fire Department makes every effort to ensure that it is operating efficiently and safely. As a result, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has given us the rating of 4.  For more information on ISO ratings, see their website at  Chief Peterson explains what this rating means to residents of Plainfield Charter Township in his article ”The Cost of a Fire Department”.

Master Plan for the Plainfield Fire Department:
Due to the continuing and expected growth of Plainfield Charter Township, the Plainfield Fire Department has developed a new Master Plan which included input and consideration from all groups benefiting from the fire departmentís emergency response and prevention capabilities.

Click here to download and review the PFD Master Plan (.pdf- 9.5mb)

After The Fire: How do I replace valuable documents destroyed in the fire? Here is a handy 'how-to' with links to resources to help you replace them.


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