Welcome to Ford River Township Volunteer Fire/Resuce Department web site. Ford River Fire Dept. was established in 1982 by a group of Ford River citizens. The Township of Ford River is approximately 64 square miles located on the shore line of Little Bay de Noc in South Central Upper Michigan's Delta County and neighboring the City of Escanaba. We have an approximate population of 2,241 citizens. The Townhsip is rural and covered mostly in agricultural and forested land.
The Fire Dept. currently operates with 32 volunteer firefighters, 1 pumper, 1 tender, 1 pumper/tender, a brush truck and a trailer pump. We provide fire protection and rescue services to all of Ford River Township and have mutual aid agreements with all fire departments in Delta County and Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources. In November 2015 the Ford River First Responders were activated and began responding to medical emergencies in Ford River Township. We currently have 9 members that are certified and licensed Medical First Responders serving the community of Ford River Township.