Bear Lake Township Fire Department Open House May 22

On the evening of Wednesday May 22, from 6-8 PM, the public is invited to attend an Open House on behalf of the Bear Lake Township Fire Department at Bear Lake Township Hall located on US31 in Downtown Bear Lake.

The Fire Chief Sean Adams, and members of the Bear Lake Fire and Rescue First Responders and cadets will be on hand to answer questions about the current vehicle fleet and the high volume of callouts, 222 last year, this northern Manistee County Fire Department responds to. At a time most rural fire departments in NW MI are struggling with aging volunteers, we are incredibly fortunate to be attracting many new YOUNG members and High School Cadets.

Information will also be available that night about fire prevention and how to get involved in the newly formed CERT or Citizen Emergency Response Team of volunteer auxiliary people.

Members of the Friends of Bear Lake Township Fire Department (FOBLTFD) will also be on hand to explain the August 6 millage request which will finance the replacement of the aging 1978 fire truck. For more information see

Cookies, popcorn, coffee and pop will be provided for this family social evening.

And if you miss this opportunity to come down to the Fire Hall you can see the fire vehicles and talk to the fire staff and FOBLTFD again on the evening of Friday June 28 at the Bear Lake Methodist Church, located at the corner of Smith and Main Street in Bear Lake. From 5-7 pm the Church will host “An Evening With Friends”with cake, coffee and desserts provided by Church members. There will be a free showing of the movie “Backdraft” in the Church Sanctuary. Attendees will be asked to remember the 11 first responders who lost their lives in West, Texas.

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