Fire Department

3848 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
In Case of Emergency Call 911
Randy Vesper
Fire Chief
Jason Diaz
Andrew Persig
Jared Reaume

Welcome to the Port Huron Township Fire Department web page. We have added many new and exciting features to our web page in order to provide you with important and informative information.

The department just celebrated its 50th Anniversary of helping our neighbors in need. For over half a century this organization has taken on challenges and has worked hard to improve and grow with our community.

"Courage, Ability and Compassion" is the department's motto. We are a combination fire department which means that we have both full time and on-call fire personnel. This is the most common form of protection for communities the size of Port Huron Township. A full time Fire Captain and an experienced Incident Commander are always on duty.

As first responders, on-call firefighters are alerted via pagers and directed to the scene.The average response time in the Township is six minutes or less. All of our firefighters are Michigan State Certified firefighters as well as licensed Emergency Medical Technicians.


Employment Opportunity: Do you have what it takes to be an on-call firefighter? If you are hard working, good with people, like to learn and solve problems, then we might be the perfect fit. Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a good driving record with no more than 3 points on a valid license, be a non-tobacco user and must be willing and able to respond to calls when alerted in all weather and at all hours of the day or night. Call or stop by the fire department at 3848 Lapeer Road for more information or to pick up an application.

Burning Permits Required (2021): Burning permits are now required in the Township. You may obtain your burn permit at the Township office, 3800 Lapeer Road, Port Huron, MI 48060 during normal business hours.  The cost is $15.

WINS: Warning Information Notification System. The WINS system is free and allows anyone in St. Clair County to get the notifications they choose, on any device they want. You will receive life threatening emergencies (tornadoes; police/fire situations). Local Non-Emergency Community Alerts (water alerts, public safety, road closures, school closures, announcements and more). Click here to sign up.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. For more information visit Recalls and Product Safety Information.


 Burning Ordinance
 Cost Recovery Ordinance
 Fire Code Ordinance

Burning Information

 Burning Area Map
Burning Household Waste
Flag Burning Facts
Open Burning Guide

Fireworks Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Legal Fireworks
 Noise Ordinance

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 In the Water
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 Keep Our Kids Safe
 On the Internet
 Theft Prevention
 When the Power Goes Out
 When Winter Weather Hits
 With Your Eyes and Ears


Michigan State Fire Marshall Contact Infomation
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