Services for Residents

Kimball Township Fire Department’s Education & Prevention team aims to provide quality fire and life safety initiatives and programs to educate and inform those who live, work, and visit the communities we serve.  Our goal is to prevent the fires and injuries that impact our citizens.  In addition, the Education & Prevention program strives to keep our community informed on the most current safety information, happenings, and events of the Kimball Township Fire Department, and outreach opportunities. 

 

By reviewing the information and following the links below you may learn about the services available and other valuable information related to fire and life safety.

Address Marking  |  After the Fire  |  Burn Permit  Cost Recovery

Safety Tip Sheets  School Visits  |  Senior Safety  |  Smoke Detector

Station Tours  |  Vial of Life  Your Call to 911

Address Marking

First Responders can only help if they can locate your address.  Therefore, it is imperative to make sure your home address is visible from the street during daylight and at night.  The National Fire Protection Association’s Code 1 Section 10.11.1.1 and 10.11.1.2 specifies New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.  Address numbers shall be a minimum of four (4) inches (100 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inches (13 mm).

While the NFPA standards are preferred, Kimball Township Ordinance No. 158 formally details the requirements for Address Numbering within Kimball Township. 

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After the Fire:  Returning to Normal

4 Steps to Take Immediately After a Home Fire

1.  Call 9-1-1. Give first aid where needed; cover burns to reduce the chance of further injury or infection.

2.  Let friends and family know you’re safe.

3.  People and animals that are seriously injured or burned should be transported to professional medical or veterinary help immediately.

4.  Stay out of fire-damaged homes until local fire authorities say it is safe to re-enter.  

 

The United States Fire Administration has published a guide to help provide residents with information on recovering from a fire.  

DOWNLOADAfter the Fire:  Returning to Normal

The Kimball Fire Department has created a list of various resources to help you replace lost documents.  

DOWNLOADReplacing Lost Documents

McLaren Hospital has also created a Community Resource Guide for Saint Clair County. 

DOWNLOADMcLaren Hospital Community Resource Guide

Burn Permit

Burn Permits are required for OPEN burns within the Kimball Township Fire Department’s jurisdiction.  Our jurisdiction includes Kimball Township and contracted portions of both Clyde and Saint Clair Townships.  Please click HERE for more information.

Cost Recovery

Kimball Township may send an invoice for some services offered by the Kimball Township Fire Department.  However, our mission is not to dissuade anybody needing emergency services from calling 911 when an emergency arises. 

Cost Recovery invoices may be appealed by contacting the Kimball Township offices at (810) 987-9797, extension 0.  In general, the Township does not bill for Emergency Medical Services.  Tri-Hospital EMS may bill for services provided or for transportation to a hospital.  You may contact the Tri-Hospital EMS Billing Office at (810) 985-7219 for bills received from them.

The Township has approved the types of calls for which you or your insurance company may be invoiced, the rates, and other related fees related to services provided by the Kimball Township Fire Department

If you have received an invoice from Kimball Township for services provided by the fire department you may pay the bill ONLINE by clicking HERE

DOWNLOADCost Recovery Ordinance 156

Safety Tip Sheets

The National Fire Protection Association has created various safety tip sheets which cover topics including cooking safety, holiday safety, outdoor safety etc.  

Click to visit the NFPA Safety Tip Sheets Resource website.

School Visits

As conditions permit related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the policies established by the various schools in our area we may schedule on-site school visits.  School visits must be scheduled at least five days in advance by contacting the Administrative Offices of the Kimball Township Fire Department.  However, the crew that visits the school must be available for calls for service and may need to depart in order to respond to emergency situations. 

 

We are also investigating the possibility of doing virtual tours and school visits using Zoom.  We will release more information on this as soon as we have the processes in place to provide this service. 

Additionally, the Sparkyschoolhouse.org website provides fire safety education materials to use with preschool through grade 5. A Sparky the Fire Dog® app and eBook use real-life stories and interactive games to help kids can learn important fire-safety messages. The mobile app, for grades PreK-2, is packed with animation and games, while the eBook, for grades 3-5, mixes fire-safety messages with fascinating stories of courage, quick-witted kids, scientific facts, and more. Interactive lesson plans are also available. Music and movement videos teach kids fire safety through great beats and original moves. The videos also have Common Core aligned lesson plans for PreK- grade 1 and grades 2-3.

Senior Safety

The National Fire Protection Association’s curriculum, "Remembering When", allows older adults to understand the possibility of increased risk of fire and injuries in their homes.  Firefighters may describe the concepts included in the curriculum and through this program older adults are encouraged to take charge of the safety issues in their own home. 

Click to visit the NFPA "Remembering When" program information.

          

Smoke Detector Program

Our Fire Prevention and Education program also provides free smoke detectors and installation services to the residents of the communities we serve with some restrictions on the number of alarms provided and household size and resident age.  Please contact the Administrative Offices to inquire about this program.  Please click HERE for more information. 

Station Tours

The Kimball Township Fire Department welcomes visitors to our Administrative Office/Station One during while our crews are on-duty.  Our priority is the health of our community and our first responders.  Therefore, we ask that all of our visitors be symptom free of any illnesses.  

Station tours are available at Station One which is located at 1970 Allen Road in Kimball, MI.  We ask that you call at least three days in advance to schedule a formal tour.  However, we understand that sometimes planning ahead is not feasible and therefore, we will try to be available for tours. 

Please understand, our firefighters on duty at the stations have assigned tasks to complete while on-shift and must also be available to respond to calls for service.  

Vial of Life

The Vial of Life packet enables first responders to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient or family member is unable to offer one. Please click HERE for more information.​

Your Call to 911

When you call 911 from a traditional landline or from many mobile phones your call is forwarded to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).  In St. Clair County, Michigan, the PSAP is at the Central Dispatch Authority.  Your call is answered by the Call Taker who obtains information about the emergency by asking a series of questions.  Please note, as the Call Taker is obtaining information a Dispatcher is also dispatching the appropriate fire department, Emergency Medical Services provider, or law enforcement agency.  The questions the Call Taker asks are used to obtain additional information which may be relayed to the responding units.  The additional questions asked DO NOT delay the dispatching of first responders.