150th Anniversary Celebration

Order “Fire 150th” Limited Edition Gear by Oct 1, 2023

The Muskegon Fire Department was founded in 1873. 2023 marks the 150th year of dedicated service to the citizens and visitors of the City of Muskegon. From humble beginnings in which hand-drawn carts were used, to the modern machinery used today, the men and women of the Muskegon Fire Department have been ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for anyone in their time of need.

In order to highlight the storied history of the Muskegon Fire Department and all of its traditions, we plan to honor this milestone with a month-long celebration. This aims to be a celebration of the department, education of community members, and commemoration of all current and retired firefighters of the Muskegon Fire Department.

Retiree & Active Duty Luncheon | Saturday, September 9, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Who: MFD Active/Retired and Plus One

Where: Frauenthal Center + Hilt Building Ballroom, 425 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440

RSVP here or call 231-726-0543 before Saturday, August 12th.

150th Anniversary Parade

Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 11 AM

Downtown Muskegon | Western Ave

Retirees welcome to ride on a float. If riding, meet at Central Station at 8:30 AM. Parade Facebook Event.

150th Business Specials

Click here to see all the specials. 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Join us in reaching 150 donors by signing up to donate blood on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Central Station, 770 Terrace St, time 11AM-4PM. Blood Drive Facebook Event.

Online Merchandise Sales

Purchase shirts, mugs and more to support and remember the 150th Anniversary. CLICK HERE to order online by Oct 1, 2023.

Donation Opportunities

These events are only achievable with the support of our biggest asset: our community partners. We are seeking monetary donations with 100% of all proceeds going towards the month-long celebration and the planning of several activities that will be inclusive of all ages and abilities. Any leftover funds will be put to the Fire Department’s training budget. We sincerely thank you for your consideration.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Fire Chief Sponsors:

  • Cofessco
  • Safe Harbor Great Lakes

Battalion Chief Sponsors:

  • Parkland Investments Inc
  • Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce

Lieutenant Sponsors:

  • Donald and Margaret Sheffer
  • Halt Fire inc
  • Sally Oosting
  • Roger Morgenstern
  • Dan, Lizzy, Ada, and Vincent Duffy

Ways to Donate:

  • Venmo Account: @CityofMuskegon subject line “MFD 150th Celebration”
  • PayPal Account: Contact [email protected] for request
  • Check: Mail or deliver to City Hall attn. Finance Dept 933  Terrace St Muskegon, MI 49440. Made out to “City of Muskegon” Subject line “MFD 150th Celebration”

Contact the Committee: