Fire Department News

Starting February 1st, 2020 we will have a new fire chief. Christopher Sutter has years qualifications as a firemen and officer in Illinois and two years in Michigan. Fire Chief Sutter has big plans to get our Fire Department up to all codes and qualifications for our rural fire department. Please give him a warm greeting and help him as much as you can. We want to thank all our previous Fire Chiefs before for maintaining and their contributions over the years. We look forward to the changes to the Fire Department to create a more interlocking unit that will better assist our township. The people of Powell Township can look forward to seeing the Fire department out and about to better connect with the community.

Remember, the Powell Township Fire Department has Chimney brushes for the the community members to lease. No payment necessary and only a waiver with your contact information in case the brush is damaged or not returned. We want to encourage the community to regularly clean their chimneys to prevent any house fires. 

ISO Completed an analysis of structural fire suppression delivery system for Powell Township. As a result the classification for fire rating has improved. Contact your insurance company to inform them the Public Protection Classification is 06/6x. It should lower insurance premiums.

WE NEED HELP TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY! Our fire department crew is looking for younger men and women to help fill vacancies.

Community Forms

Chimney Brush Waiver Form [view]

Vehicle Lockout Waiver Form [view]

Fire Department Meetings are held every Last Thursday of the Month, 7pm at the Big Bay Fire Hall

Contact Information

Fire Chief: Christopher Sutter
P.O. Box 319
Big Bay, MI 49808