Fire Department

The Fire Chief manages a Fire Department of 19 paid on-call firefighters providing fire suppression and emergency medical response.

The City of Parchment Fire Department utilizes a 2004 Pierce Saber 1250 GPM pumper with 750 gallons of water and an 8 person cab, and a 1989 Pierce Lance 1250 GPM pumper with 750 gallons of water and a 10 person cab to respond to all calls for service.

The City of Parchment will be performing monthly tests on its Emergency Warning System (EWS) to ensure the system is functioning properly. The system will be tested at 1:00 pm on the first Saturday of every month.

The Fire Chief can be contacted at (269) 349-5118 or email gro.tnemhcrap@tpederif.

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire death and injuries, offering early warning of a fire and giving occupants extra time to leave a burning building.  It is a small but important step to make sure that smoke alarms have fresh batteries.  Change the batteries in your smoke alarms twice each year along with Daylight Saving Time.  When you change your clocks on Sunday, March 12, change the batteries in each of the smoke alarms in your home.  After inserting a fresh battery in each smoke alarm, push the safety test button to make sure the alarms are in proper working condition then conduct this test monthly.  Never disconnect your smoke alarm battery – a “chirping” alarm is a signal that it needs a fresh battery.  Finally, replace smoke alarms every ten years.  It’s that simple and just might save a life!

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