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Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority is a unique fire department that consists of three former township fire departments. Grand Traverse Metro Emergency Services Authority now operates as one department that covers Acme, East Bay and Garfield Townships.

Fire and Life Safety Educator

The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Fire and Life Safety Educator. Those interested in applying for this position may obtain an application and job description below or may obtain a packet at the Metro Fire Administration Office.
Applications and resumes may be dropped off or mailed to the Administration Office, 897 Parsons Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 by Friday, April 17, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. in a sealed envelope marked – ATTENTION: HUMAN RESOURCES – CONFIDENTIAL

The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

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New Fee Schedule Effective May 1st

Fire Prevention Bureau will be enacting a new fee schedule for inspections, plan reviews and other various services. This will go into effect on May 1st, 2015.

Please review the updated list here.


Aging and Disability Resource Collaborative of Northwest Michigan

The ADRCNM is a network of over 30 Partner organizations across northwest Michigan, empowering people to make informed decisions about support services for older adults and disabled persons of any age, and helping individuals easily access those services.

Support services means resources needed to maintain quality of life – help with daily activities, applying for Medicare or Medicaid, assistive technology devices or home modifications, recreational or support group opportunities, adult day care or respite care options, assistance for children with developmental delays, and the list goes on.

Learn more here

It is easy to contact the ADRCNM by calling 1-866-642-4582 (during normal business hours). The ADRCNM is also available at info@adrcnmi.org or www.adrcnmi.org.


Safe Neighborhood Campaign

Unless you see a fire start, you can only find out there is a fire if you’re awake to smell the smoke. If you happen to be asleep, a smoke alarm is the only way to save your life and the lives of everyone sleeping in your home. Smoke alarms are intended to sound an alarm when they sense smoke. Smoke rises so place the alarms near the celling or directly onto the ceiling. Make sure there is a smoke alarm on every level of the home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for installation and lifespan of smoke alarms.

Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is invested into helping to ensure that all residents have properly working smoke alarms. Find out how we can help! Read More



Call Statistics

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Metro Wide 3,987 4,259 4,228 4,622 1,116
Station 1 767 974 1,000 1,035  250
Station 8 508 604 571 761  189
Station 9 219 185 96 143  40
Station 11 2,028 1,628 1,573 1,751  418
Station 12 465 868 888 932  219
Acme Township 434 471 543 641  155
East Bay Township 623 801 764 840  214
Garfield Township 2,879 2,949 2,881 3,401  741
Out of District
Traverse City Fire, Blair TWP, Peninsula TWP and GT Rural Fire
113 84 81 67  13



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Permits are not being issued
Last Updated: 04-17-2015
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