Community Outreach

Block Parties and Birthday Parties If you are planning a community block party or birthday party our department will stop by during the event with a fire truck for all to see up close.  We can show and explain the use and importance of the many pieces of equipment, display our gear, and discuss fire safety topics. If you would like us to attend your event call (616) 949-1320.  In order to properly schedule your event, we prefer at least 30 days’ notice.

4th of July is a big event for us.  We have a parade with the community with floats, bikes, and antique cars followed by a street fair with games, rides, entertainment and a fireworks finale.

Halloween is another big event for us. Our Fire Department along with the department’s mascot Ember will be coming to you again this year! On Oct. 31 we will be passing out fire safety materials, slickers and, of course, candy!

In 2023 you could find us at:
6 p.m. – Caravelle Village: Intersection of Bechalla & Patagonia
6:30 p.m. – Thornapple Community Church: 3260 Thornapple River Drive
7 p.m. – Hidden Hills: Vinewood, between Aspenwood and Candlewood

Preschool programs are classes we teach to preschool children about fire safety. We go to the schools or invite them to our station to share the basics of fire safety. We have found that it is worthwhile to start teaching children as soon as possible and keep teaching them up through their school years.

Car Seat Safety Checks are offered by the Cascade Charter Township Fire Department for residents of Cascade Township.  If you are interested in having your child's car seat checked, please contact the Fire Department at (616) 949-1320 to schedule an appointment.  

CPR Training - Classes for adult and infant CPR are available through the fire department.  Class times vary.  Cost is $40.00 per person. 

Free Home Safety Checks - Free to all residents of Cascade Charter Township. Check includes creating an exit plan, checking smoke detectors, looking for electrical hazards and other safety concerns.  Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (616) 949-1320.

Tours - The Cascade Township Fire Department welcomes tours of the station and the trucks.  We ask that you call the station at (616) 949-1320 to set a time to bring your group for a tour.

Community Risk Reduction & Community Risk Reduction 2

For more information on any of the above programs, please contact Cascade Charter Township Fire Department at (616) 949-1320.