Fire Department

Station 1, 2865 Thornhills Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7192

Station 2: 2990 Buttrick Ave SE Ada, MI 49301
P: 616-259-7020

Monday to Thursday: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

(Except Holidays)

Adam Magers
Fire Chief

Mission Statement: 
Cascade Township Fire Department will deliver quality preventative and emergency service to the community.

Important Links
Cascade Fire Department Facebook
Burn Permit Application
Paid-on-Call Firefighter Job Description
Cascade Township Employment Application

The Cascade Township Fire Department covers 35 square miles and provides Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Service to the residents and visitors to the Township. The Cascade Township Fire Department was established in 1942 as an all-volunteer department. In 1974 the Township hired our first full time chief. In the 1980s, we started our full time department with three (3) full time Fire Fighters.

Today we have one full-time fire chief, one full-time deputy chief; one full-time fire marshal; one full-time fire inspector; and 18 full-time firefighters who operate out of two stations.

Both stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  We have 12 paid on-call members that support the full time staff. All members of the Department are professionally trained and committed to the Township.

Cascade Township Fire Department covers a residential, commercial and industrial based area as well as the Gerald R Ford International Airport.

Our Department is committed to the education of the children in the Township. We have a "Safe At Home Program" in the schools to educate them on Fire Safety. Visit our Community Outreach page for more information.

The TRI-COM Hazardous Material Emergency Response Team is a result of the cooperative efforts of Cascade Township Fire Department, Dutton Township Fire Department and The City of Kentwood Fire Department. All members of this team are trained to a minimum level of Hazardous Material technician through the Michigan State Police Hazardous Material Training Center.  At this time, equipment is positioned at Kentwood Fire Station No. 2 on Embassy Drive.  We also have automatic aid agreements with our neighboring departments.  They are dispatched the same time we are so we are able to have additional personnel on scene quicker. 

As with any successful organization, there needs to be people that care. We in Cascade, have the most caring and dedicated individuals in the profession. Without their input and hard work, there would not be a fire department. We would also like to give credit to all the people that work behind the scenes to support us on a daily basis. Thank you!

Patch and Memorabilia Requests

Because of limited quantities and due to post September 11 security concerns, our department and it's personnel will not sell, trade or give away patches, hats, shirts or other memorabilia. Such requests will not be responded to under any circumstances. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.