Fire Department

            City of Dowagiac Public Safety

Fire Department

"With Compassion, Pride and Professionalism"


The Fire Department Address:                             Department Phone:

302 Wolf Street     PO Box 430                                                       24 Hr Non-Emergency 269-782-9563

Dowagiac MI.  49047                                                      Fax: 269-782-9941

Office Hours: M-F 8am to 4pm

Saturday 8am to Noon


The Dowagiac Fire Department is now accepting Applications for part time firefighter positions.

You can download an application from the above link.  And when you are done filling it out, you can submit it to the link below, Or you can stop by the station and pick one up.  We Look forward to hearing from you.


To apply:

You must be 18 years of age or older, with high school diploma or GED.

You must have a valid driver's license, and reliable transportation.

You must live in or near the City of Dowagiac.

All training and equipment will be provided to you.


After downloading and filling out your application, please submit your completed applications here.

Be sure to save your application before submitting it!

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Current Fulltime Staff

Deputy Chief Robert Smith

Lieut.  Jeff Gollnick

Lieut.  Robert Nelson


Company B Crew

James Carpenter

William McGowan

James Stevens

Barry Yakim

Jason Wood


Company C Crew

Lieut.  Anthony Stewart

Burton Dodd

Doug Michels

Mark Miller


Honorary Firefighter

Jay Elliot





Fire Units


List of Services

  • Youth Firesetters Intevention.  If you have a child setting fires, and need help, please call the station at 269-782-9563, or click the link and email us.
  • Fire Prevention/Public Education
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Available
  • Preplan Inspections
  • Fire/Arson Investigations   To request more information, click the link.  
  • Building Plan Reviews
  • Fire Code Inspections  To request more information click the link.
  • Dowagiac Fire Dept. is a car seat inspection and installation station.  We have two car seat technicians that  can assist you with the installation of your cars seats.  Car seats can be provided at no charge to you, if you are having difficulty affording one.  The child MUST be present during the inspection and installation, and there is a limit of one seat for each child, per family. Call for appointment scheduling at 269-782-9563.  For more info on car seats, click the link:

Community Events

  • Remember to change your smoke detector batteries!!
  • We now have more smoke detectors to Give Away!!  Thanks to a donation by SERVPRO.  Stop in at the Dowagiac Fire Department to pick your smoke detector.  The office hours are M-F 8a-4p and Sat 8a-12 noon.  You can call for appointment to pick them up also.
  • If you need a smoke detector, please stop by our office and pick a couple up.  If you cannot make it during normal business hours, please call the station.  We are staffed 24/7.


Fire department upcoming events and Training

Every first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30, for our department's monthly trainings.

October 14th 2017 is Dowagiac's Oktoberfest downtown. 



    Fire Department Past Trainings and Events Gallery

    Bus Extrication on 9-21-2013


    Other Links

    Our Local Red Cross


    National Fire Academy

    Links to other Departments close to us:

    Cassopolis Fire Department

    Wayne Twp Fire Department

    Sister Lakes Fire Department

    Indian Lake Fire Department

    Pokagon Fire Department