Fire Department

It is the mission of the Cannon Township Fire Department to provide, with care and concern, the highest quality Fire/Rescue/EMS care and service to all persons for whom the Cannon Township Fire Department is responsible.  We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, emergency response, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.  We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all necessary resources at our command to provide a product deemed excellent to our citizens.

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James M. Morris | Fire Chief, EMT

Business Phone:
616-874-9725

Business Fax:
616-874-8940

Primary Contact Address:
6878 Belding Rd Rockford, MI 49341

Fire Statistics

The Cannon Township Fire Department responds to numerous calls throughout the year. A summary breakdown of these calls for the year 2023 is as follows:

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Personnel

Active
Retired

Matt Alles

Lieutenant EMT
Hire Date: 07/26/2010

James Allore

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/24/2007

Daniel Brown

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 07/26/2010

Ryan Brandt

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/24/2007

Jess Dear

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 01/11/2016

Don Hamilton JR

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 03/09/2021

Gerald Herrington

Deputy Chief EMT
Hire Date: 01/01/1970

Jason Herrington

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 11/12/2001

Michael Herrington

Captain EMT
Hire Date: 01/01/1974

Jeff Hoogewind

Firefighter
Hire Date: 08/24/2020

Ed Lockhart

Firefighter
Hire Date: 03/09/2021

Brian McCoy

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 10/10/1997

Brian Morris

Captain EMT
Hire Date: 09/01/1985

James Morris

Fire Chief, EMT
Hire Date: 03/09/1977

Brian Mulder

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 12/14/2015

Chris Myrick

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 10/09/2017

Chad Nieuwkoop

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/11/2000

Daniel O'Conner

Firefighter
Hire Date: 07/13/2015

Joe Popelar

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 03/25/2019

Dale Reitsma

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 09/23/1996

Andrew Schlosser

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/18/2018

Robert Schmitt

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 08/22/2005

Matt Thompson

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 03/25/2019

Jason Vanhorn

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 10/14/2013

Greg Ward

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 07/13/2015

Stephan Zukowski

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 12/14/2015

Alice Andree

Firefighter
Hire Date: 09/01/1985
Retire Date: 01/20/2012

John Barnes

Firefighter
Hire Date: 08/01/2010
Retire Date: 01/01/2016

Jeremy Bass

Firefighter
Hire Date: 7/13/15
Retire Date: 10/12/2020

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Probationary Firefighter
Hire Date: 09/28/2009
Retire Date: 05/13/2013

Blake Gardner

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 09/22/1997
Retire Date: 08/23/2019

Rowlf Hawkins

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 09/26/1994
Retire Date: 10/03/2015

William Hovarter

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 11/14/1994
Retire Date: 09/30/2011

Tim Lamos

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 06/11/2001
Retire Date: 12/05/2012

Andrew Manning

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/18/2018
Retire Date: 04/12/2021

James Palm

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 08/22/2005
Retire Date: 09/19/2016

Bruce Partridge

Firefighter
Hire Date: 09/26/1994
Retire Date: 12/31/2011

Terry Scott

Firefighter MFR
Hire Date: 08/01/1989
Retire Date: 08/01/2016

Stephen Falarski

Firefighter
Hire Date: 02/01/1990
Retire Date: 05/02/2023

Jessica Herrington

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/26/2006
Retire Date: 05/18/2023

Lonnie Herrington

Lieutenant EMT
Hire Date: 10/01/1986
Retire Date: 12/31/2023

Todd Pell

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 02/13/2012
Retire Date: 12/08/2022

Eric Melse

Firefighter EMT
Hire Date: 09/17/2022
Retire Date: 10/01/2021

Fire Stations

Fire Station #1

8033 Cannonsburg Road
Cannonsburg, MI 49317
616-874-6069

Fire Station #2

6878 Belding Road
Rockford, MI 49341
616-874-9725

Apparatus

Engine #3

1998 | HME/3D | 1000 gal

Engine #4

2003 | HME/Toyne | 1000 gal

Engine #8

2009 | Spartan/Toyne | 1000 gal

Tender #5

2015 | Freightliner/Toyne | 3000 gal

Tender #6

2020 | Freighliner/Toyne | 3000 gal

Medic #9

2017 | Ford F-250 SD

Medic #13

2019 | Ford F-250 SD

Brush Truck #7

2018 | Ford F-350 SD

Brush Truck #10

2016 | Ford F-350 SD

Rescue #14

2013 | Polaris Ranger

Hovercraft #12

2000 | Hoverguard 700