Greenville City Council approves purchase of new turnout gear for firefighters

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The Greenville City Council approved an annual expenditure Tuesday evening, aimed at keeping city firefighters safe. 

Meeting at their newly established time for City Council meetings at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m., the council voted unanimously to award a bid for the purchase of five sets of personal protection equipment, otherwise known as “turnout gear,” to Dinges Fire Co. of Amboy, Ill., in an amount not to exceed $17,830.

Belding firefighters to improve department

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The Belding Fire Department building is getting a makeover, and the city’s firemen are volunteering their time to make it happen.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting Fire Chief Tim Lubitz made a request to expand the Fire Department. Council members approved the request unanimously (with Councilman Ron Gunderson absent).

A ‘seamless’ transition

Community First Federal Credit Union gift helps solidify merger of fire departments

When a fire call blares across the pagers of Lakeview District firefighters, residents can rest assured a response will soon be on the way.

Despite covering a footprint that includes not only the village of Lakeview but five townships — Cato, Maple Valley, Pine and Winfield in Montcalm County, along with Hinton in Mecosta County — totaling 180 square miles, a merger of two departments has appeared to pay dividends.

Friday fire destroys Carson City home

A house trailer is a total loss after a fire broke out Friday morning.

Carson City Fire Chief Mark Crawfis said the Carson City Fire Department, with automatic mutual aid provided by the Crystal Township Fire Department, was dispatched to 7875 Garlock Road, Lot 3, around 11 a.m.

Firefighters successfully knock down blaze in garage, save Montcalm Township home

After working through near-freezing temperatures and battling against the flames and smoke of a house fire, firefighters are placing one in the win column after successfully saving a local residence from total destruction Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. firefighters from the Montcalm Township Fire Department were dispatched to 5182 S. Johnson Road to a reported structure fire.