About Us:The personnel of Blue Lake Township Fire Department are much more than just fire fighters. In addition to fighting structure, wildland and vehicle fires we are trained and prepared to respond to a variety of situations including downed electrical wires, water emergencies, vehicle accidents, rescues, hazardous material leaks and spills and medical emergencies, involving illness or injuries.
BLFD was the first fire department in west Michigan to provide a fully certified ground search and rescue team (G-SAR). The BLFD G-SAR Team has assisted in locating missing or lost individuals throughout Michigan. We have joined forces with other teams such as Kent County SAR, Michigan Department of Corrections, State Police, Coast Guard, DNR, County Sheriffs, local Police and FIre Departments and even the US Forest Service.
In addition to the emergency services provided, BLFD offers public education programs promoting safety. One such program assists the many Cub and Boy Scouts that attend summer camp in the area to earn their Fire Safety Merit Badge, Emergency Preparedness and SAR Merit Badges. If you would like more info on our public safety education activities contact the department.
Your safety is very important to us. We offer free business and home inspections to ensure you are working/living in a fire safe environment. Contact the department for more details.
Public Safety and Emergency Services
Mission Statement - The Blue Lake Township firefighters are committed to preserve life, protect property, promote public safety, and provide the residents and visitors of the Blue Lake Township area with the best possible assistance during their times of need, acting with pride and professionalIism. X
Blue Lake Fire Department
Blue Lake Fire Department
Team work is the key to a successful fire department. "Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much". This is very true in the fire service. It is a symbiotic relationship. We can only accomplish our objectives because of our team spirit and our unity with other agencies. Lets take a look at an example.
Begin doing CPR ASAP
Dispatch pages out responders
Responders go enroute
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Emergency Incident Sequence
Call 911 imediately
Give your exact location
Answer the dispatchers questions
Don't hang up
Dispatcher processes information
Dispatcher gives you instructions
Start CPR if applicable
Dispatcher notifies Blue Lake FD and neighbor fire departments if needed.
Dispatcher notifies White Lake Ambulance.
For some calls the dispatcher will also notify County and/or State Police.
Responders go to fire station and then go with apparatus to the scene.
Ambulance goes enroute with a Paramedic and an EMT.
Nearby police may go enroute to offer additional assistance.
Unified command, cooperation and teamwork help mitigate the emergency.