Memphis Fire Department

The Memphis Fire Department is a community volunteer fire department. Consisting of a dedicated group of first responders who balance their professional life with the life of a firefighter.

The fire department has a long history of protecting our community. Established in 1925, the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department began operations and was one of the first organized fire departments in our area. Since this time many changes have taken place over the years with technology, training and personnel. Instead of only fighting fires, we now do rescue work and are trained for medical responses and hazardous material situations. The responsibilities and expertise the department provides has expanded since the days of fighting fires only. Our mission though, remains the same - “To protect life and property of the people of our community with the highest quality of service possible”. In order for us to serve you better, we ask that you make sure your address is clearly visible on your mailbox, house or on a green address sign.

Our department operates out of one station and we are paid-on-call, which means we do not live at the station. We only respond to calls when we are needed from home or work. We generally staff about 20 members and respond to calls in the City of Memphis as well as an 89 square mile service area, including parts of Richmond, Wales, Riley, and Columbus Townships. We respond to approximately 400 calls per year in both the city and the townships.

Please visit our official site at Please browse through the site, ask a question and/or see what is new with the fire department every so often as updates are posted quarterly to the site.

Remember, if you have an EMERGENCY — CALL 911!

Memphis Fire Department

Doug Pratt - Chief

35095 Potter Street

Memphis, MI 48041

Phone: (810)392-2185

Do you have a reflective address marker? We recommend them to help us find your address in an emergency. The cost is $15.00 or we'll mount it for you for $20.00.

Print the order form, fill it out and mail it back with payment to the address on the form or drop off at the City Offices during regular business hours (or use the drop box).