Contact Information
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Fire Department - Administration
Fire Chief - David J. Obereiter
1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269)-381-8080 ext. 124
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  firechief@ktwp.org

Station 1 - Northwood
Battalion Chief:  Jairus Baird
2617 North Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 490007
Phone:  (269) 344-1466
Fax:  (269) 344-9904
Email:  station1@ktwp.org

Station 2 - Eastwood
Battalion Chief - Matt Mulac
2703 East Main Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone:  (269) 345-0313
Fax:  (269) 345-6398
Email:  station2@ktwp.org

Station 3 - Lakewood
Contact Station 2 - Eastwood
3100 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Station 4 - Westwood
Deputy Chief:  Michael J. Weidemann
1310 Nichols Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Phone:  (269) 343-1811
Fax:  (269) 343-1713
Email:  depchfsta4@ktwp.org

Fire Marshal
Captain Todd Kowalski

1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269) 381-8080 ext. 115
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  tckowalski@ktwp.org

Captain Todd J. Martin
1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Phone:  (269) 381-8080 ext.133
Fax:  (269) 381-3550
Email:  tjmartin@ktwp.org
Paid On-call Firefighters

Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department

Have you ever considered serving your community in a rewarding and exciting way?

The Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department maintains approximately 65 part-time, paid on-call firefighters that are made up of area residents that respond to emergency situations as needed.   Paid on-call fire fighters work under the general supervision of the officers of the department and perform the duties of emergency fire and medical response operations for the residents of Kalamazoo Township and surrounding communities.

This position requires a moderate time commitment associated with training and emergency responses.  All required training is provided by the Township of Kalamazoo.If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the fire chief at (269) 381-8080 or at firechief@ktwp.org.

Click Here for the full job description and qualifications.

Click Here for the job application.

Fire Department Awards

At the March 27, 2017 Township of Kalamazoo Board Of Trustees regular meeting, the Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department presented awards to the recipient of the 2016 Firefighter Of The Year as well as years of service awards.

Those members receiving the awards were representing the continued hard work and dedication of the members of the fire department.

Receiving the Firefighter of the Year Award was Lieutenant George Tazelaar of the Northwood station.

Receiving Years of Service Awards were:  40 Years, Lieutenant Tim James of the Westwood station – 30 Years, Firefighter Mark Warnicke of the Westwood station – 25 Years, Firefighter James Loedemann of the Westwood station – 10 Years, Gabriel Podolsky and Justin VanOrder of the Westwood station, Captain Chad Baker of the Northwood station and Firefighter Derek Drake of the Eastwood station – 5 Years, Lieutenant George Tazelaar, Firefighter Phil Curley and Firefighter Mark Garrett of the Northwood Station and Firefighter Brian TenBrink of the Eastwood station.

You can find much more information in the 2017 Fire Department Annual Report.