Salem Township Fire Department

The Salem Township Fire Department is a group of dedicated personnel working to allow the people of Salem Township the pleasure of living in a country setting, with the satisfaction of great protection against fires and other emergencies.

Our I.S.O. rating is currently a seven. Everything that we do as a fire department involves working toward a better I.S.O. rating. Letters describing this rating are available at our township office. Salem Township also has personnel involved in the Allegan County Fire Match Program for Juvenile Fire Setters. This is a new program to the county through Spectrum Health that identifies and helps juvenile fire setters. The Fire Match number is 1-866-314-1116.

Smoke Alarms for Everyone.
S.A.F.E. Invest in tomorrow. Practice safety today.

Do you own a home in the Salem Township Fire Dept service area?
Do you need smoke alarms for you home?
Are your smoke alarms more than 10 years old?
Do you have a smoke alarm in every bedroom?
Do you have a smoke alarm on every floor in your home?
Are you interested in being a part of a free home smoke alarm installation program?

For more information, contact the Salem Township Fire Department.
Call (616) 896-8715 or email

Click HERE to print the request form

Salem Township Fire Chief& Larry Hildenbrand

If you ever have a fire in Salem Township, it is important that you check the link below for our cost recovery ordinance adopted February 2005:

Cost Recovery Ordinance

Please use the email address below to contact the Fire Chief with any questions.

Burning Permit

It is illegal to have an open fire in Salem Township. If you need a burn permit you must call Allegan County now at 1-269-686-5222.

Reflective Address Sign

Click here to download an order form for you Reflective Address Sign.