The Green Oak Township Fire Department was established in 1966 to provide fire protection and emergency services to the citizens of Green Oak Township. The Department is managed by a full time chief, and staffed by paid on call officers and firefighters, as well as a full time fire inspector and administrative assistant. The paid on call members are residents of the community who volunteer their time and services for minimal compensation to respond to emergencies within the Township.
The Department responds to approximately 650 emergencies a year. These include fires, motor vehicle accidents (PIAs), medical emergencies, hazardous materials spills, gas leaks, power line incidents and weather related emergencies.
The Department exists to serve its citizens, and the main fire station is generally open during regular business hours. Any citizen is welcome to stop in with questions or just to familiarize themselves with the Department. Those citizens involved in community groups and youth groups who wish to visit their neighborhood fire station after hours may call the main fire station during regular business hours at (810) 231-3663 to arrange a station tour.
The Department provides fire safety education to school age children both within our local schools and during fire station tours. The Department's fire inspector is also responsible for insuring compliance with the Township's fire prevention code by commercial establishments within the township. The inspector conducts regular fire inspections of commercial establishments, assists residents who wish to obtain burn permits, and is available to assist any resident in their efforts to improve the fire safety of their property via voluntary home fire safety inspections. The Department also provides smoke detectors to the Township's lower income residents at no charge.