Johnstown Township Fire Department
The Johnstown Township Fire Department began organizing in 1976 and officially began operation on September 1, 1977.
The fire station is located at 13641 S M-37 Highway which is near the geographic center of the township. The fire station is an unmanned station. All members of the department carry pagers which notify them of all emergencies. All fire fighters are required to be fully trained and certified in Michigan as a fire fighter and as an emergency medical responder. Our fire fighters receive the same training as a full-time fire department. The fire department is authorized to maintain a membership of up to 21 paid-on-call fire fighters.
The department responds to a wide variety of emergencies. In addition to responding to fires, the department also responds to medical emergencies in the township. The department also responds to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, carbon monoxide alarms, severe weather conditions, and other hazardous conditions that may affect the safety and welfare of township residents. We also provide mutual aid for the other fire departments in Barry County, Bedford Township and Bellevue.
The number of calls per year has steadily grown. During the last several years, the department has responded to approximately 200 requests for assistance each year.