Plainfield Fire Department provides Fire,
Rescue and Emergency Services to the Residents
of Plainfield Charter Township in Kent County,
Focus on Safety: Protect your Family from Fire
Fires can strike anywhere - in buildings, automobiles, and the outdoors
- but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable.
Over 75% percent of all fire fatalities occur in home fires.
This year's National Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15) theme is Protect Your Family from Fire. You can protect your family by:
Installing smoke alarms on every level of your home
Testing smoke alarms once a month
Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and
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."
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.
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,
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.
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
http://www.isomitigation.com 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.