Hastings Fire Department
Fire Marshall – Roger Caris
The service area for the Hastings Fire Department includes the City of Hastings, Baltimore, Hastings, Rutland, ½ of Carlton, and ¼ of Irving Townships. The Department is dedicated to saving lives and protecting property for citizens that reside in our fire service area.
Fire service in the State of Michigan is regulated by many State and Federal laws, industry standards, and general rules that Fire Departments must follow in day-to-day operations. These various laws and other guidelines govern the type of training and equipment provided, design of equipment used, and medical training requirements for our fire department staff. OSHA, MIOSHA, and the National Fire Protection Association are among the agencies that set and enforce these laws and standards.
The Hastings Fire Department also follows guidelines for blood borne pathogens, TB, and MIOSHA 3502 – Confined Space Part 90. We use hand tools, ladders, air compressors, etc. and follow safety requirements for all of the equipment we utilize.
The Department provides fire prevention and suppression programs to service clubs and visits all schools in our area during Fire Prevention Week to present programs to students.
The Department does inspections on a complaint basis and issues burning permits to our service area residents. We will provide and install smoke detectors and test for CO2 upon request.