Fire

Muskegon Fire Department
The Muskegon Fire Department is charged with fire suppression, fire prevention, public fire safety education, medical first responder, confined space rescue, ice/water rescue, and hazardous materials incident response within the City limits of Muskegon and as an aid to other area departments.

The Muskegon Fire Department provides these services through a balanced program of customer awareness, personnel training, and service delivery. The department strives to provide these services in the most effective and efficient manner possible while giving our citizens the maximum protection possible.

Fire Stations

The Muskegon Fire Department has three locations that are staffed with firefighters 24/7, though they may be away on a call.

Central Station
Our main station and the location of the offices of Deputy Director, Battalion Chiefs, Fire Marshal, and Fire Inspector.

770 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6792
(231) 724-6985 fax

Community room available for 70 persons

Station 4
1836 Robinson St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 724-4208

Community room available for 40 persons

Station 5
1477 Marquette Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-4209

Fire Safety Resources for Kids

Seasonal Fire Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please see our FOIA Request page and submit the application to policerecords@shorelinecity.com.

  • Fill out and submit an application to the Fire Department. If you reside in the City of Muskegon and own your own home, you will go on a list. The fire department will contact applicants in the order received to schedule a date and time to install the smoke detectors subject to smoke detector availability.

  • Please contact the Battalion Chief’s office at (231) 724-6795 for tour scheduling.

  • Please contact Amy Smiley, Administrative Supervisor, for reservations: (231) 724-6903 or Amy.Smiley@shorelinecity.com.

  • The City of Muskegon Fire Department is a career Fire Department (full-time only). At this time, we only hire certified firefighters with the Michigan Firefighters Training Council, and you must have an EMT certification with at least two years of experience.

    If you are looking to become a firefighter, there are several part-time departments in the county that will hire and send you to a fire academy, but some require that you live in their City or Township. Those departments will usually run a fire academy once a year.

    The Muskegon County Fire Academy starts in September, beginning with the Medical First Responder (MFR or EFR) certification. If you complete MFR class, you may attend the Fire Academy beginning in January and ending in June. Once you passed the Fire Academy and the medical certification, you will receive your Firefighter I certification. This will allow you to be a firefighter anywhere in the State of Michigan.

  • Please contact the Fire Marshal at firemarshal@shorelinecity.com to schedule a fire safety inspection for your food truck.

  • Yes, if you or your entire family is sick and suspect carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, call 911, and they will dispatch the closest fire station to check for the presence of CO within your home.

  • The latest ISO survey was conducted in 2020. The City of Muskegon received an ISO classification score of three (3).

Contact Public Safety & Inspections

Address

Muskegon Fire Department
Central Station

Hours

Open 24/7

Emergencies
911

Phone

(231) 724-6792

Fax

(231) 724-6985