Dalton Township Fire Station
Built in 1995, the fire station has 4 double deep or "drive thru" bays. It also has a large training room equipped with a computer and a/v equipment for state of the art trainings and meetings, as well as a small conference area/study room that the firefighters can use as well.
There are offices for both the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief respectively. A Kitchen with a "dayroom" area are connected so that the firefighters have the home-like atmosphere when they are on duty. It has a full bathroom/shower/locker area for the firefighters along with two bunk rooms (sleeping quarters).
High efficiency lighting has recently been installed throughout the station and the parking lot in a continuing effort to "go green."
2008 Peterbilt Pumper/Tanker, this vehicle is our engine that responds to our neighboring departments for fires, it is our 1st tanker to respond within our response area. 1220 holds 2000 gallons of water.
2018 Spartan/Alexis, 4 person Engine. This is our 1st response to all structure fires. This vehicle holds 1,000 gallons of water and all fire suppression equipment. This vehicle was placed in service earlier in 2019; it has several upgrades including the ability to provide medical care - allowing us to have 5 medically licensed vehicles in the fleet, allowing us to provide greater service to our residents and visitors.
2000 Freightliner Tanker, this 2000 gallon tanker is our secondary response tanker to our primary response area, and is available to neighboring departments when requested.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500; This is a State Licensed medical response vehicle and a "manpower" response vehicle. This unit also carries basic EMS equipment and an AED.
2000 Freightliner Heavy Squad, this vehicle responds to all auto accidents as well as special rescue calls. It carries a full complement of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life), along with EMS equipment & other special rescue tools. 1272 also has an extra advantage it has a fire pump and water tank, making this a multi-purpose use vehicle.
2007 Polaris Ranger 6x6 is an added specialty to our fleet. Since DTFD covers a large portion of the Manistee National Forest, along with numerous miles of horse trails throughout our Township, the 6x6 can go places other normal vehicles can’t. It has the ability to transport 1 patient from a remote area, as well as act as a recon vehicle on large woods or forest fires.
2019 Dodge Ram; a State Licensed medical response vehicle. It carries a full compliment of EMS equipment including an AED; 1274 also carries various rescue and firefighting equipment.
2015 Saturn 15ft inflatable boat is used for all water emergencies, our staff trains with the boat & water operations on a consistent basis due to the 7 lakes that are located in our primary response area, along with mutual aid requests.
1281 & 1282
These are two of our Brush trucks, these vehicles respond to all brush/woods fires. DTFD received 1281 & 1282 from the MI DNR as a revolving truck program; this allows us to have used state owned vehicles at a fraction of the normal cost & allows us to replace it on an as needed basis.
1284 is also a MI DNR vehicle, the "jeep" is yet another piece of equipment that can go into so very "tight" places yet gives us the ability to fight fire on a big scale along with its towing ability it too is a vital part of our fleet.
2016 Chevy Colorado is assigned to the Fire Chief; it carries vital equipment for management of emergency incidents, along with basic EMS equipment, including an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This vehicle is licensed as a MFR (Medical First Responder) vehicle.