Located in Northern Michigan, 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.

GT 9/11 Memorial Walkway and Park

The 9/11 Artifact that Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department retrieved from New York, City in 2011 has been permanently placed behind the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Admin Office at 897 Parsons Rd, Traverse City MI 49686. We are taking donations and raising money for a memorial walkway that will have engraved the names of those lives lost.

To read more and to make a donation, click here.

Metro Fire and City Fire Final Report

The final report is available to the public in reference to the consultation of Metro Fire and Traverse City Fire combined services and improvements for both departments, respectively. There are various items covered in the report and it’s over 100 pages long and a 5MB download. If you wish for a hard copy, you may visit our admin office ( 897 Parsons Rd ). There is a fee of $38.67 each or $15.42 for a CD.

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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
Metro Wide 3,987 4,259 4,228 2,261
Station 1 767 974 1,000 502
Station 8 508 604 571 340
Station 9 219 185 96 74
Station 11 2,028 1,628 1,573 866
Station 12 465 868 888 479
Acme Township 434 471 543 271
East Bay Township 623 801 764 416
Garfield Township 2,879 2,949 2,881 1,551
Out of District
City of Traverse, Blair TWP, Peninsula TWP and GT Rural Fire Dept.
113 84 81 27

Burn Permit Status:

Permits are being issued
Last Updated: 9-18-2014
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