The Delta Township Fire Department provides definitive fire protection and emergency medical care for the residents of the township, as well as mutual aid to our surrounding municipalities. The Fire Department has the responsibility to raise the level of public awareness relating to life safety and family protection plans during disasters; teach and inform the public of fire dangers, communicable diseases, and medical life-safety procedures; train all fire department personnel in the latest techniques, standards, and equipment used in the fire, rescue, and emergency medical fields; and to work in partnership with surrounding jurisdictions and to maintain appropriate levels of emergency response through automatic response and mutual aid programs.
Delta Township residents must obtain a burning permit for any burning within the township. There is no charge to
obtain a burning permit and it is valid for the entire calendar year.
Please note that burning of yard waste is ONLY allowed in areas zoned agricultural. Small recreational fires are allowed in areas zoned
residential if the appropriate permit has been issued by the fire department.
No grass, leaves, garden debris, twigs, etc. may be burned in areas zoned residential. Burning permits must be obtained at the Central Fire Station located at 811 North Canal Road during normal business hours. Please call 517.321.6622 for further information. There is no charge to obtain a burning permit. The Delta Township Burning Ordinance is strictly enforced.
Regional Shared Services Study
Fire departments from the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing, and Townships of Meridian, Lansing, Delta and Delhi collaborated to undertake the study which was initiated on November 30, 2011.
The Shared Public Services Study was conducted by Plante & Moran. It was partially funded by a Michigan Municipal League Foundation(MMLF) grant, geared to assisting local units of government with identifying opportunities for shared services. Executive Sponsors of the $77,000 study include the MMLF, the six participating municipalities, the Local Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC). The Study entailed a preliminary financial and operational analysis of existing fire resources and contains a range of recommendations for enhancing emergency response times, reducing operating costs and increasing efficiency. It proposes a careful, phased approach to service sharing, building upon existing cooperative initiatives. Existing efforts include regional haz-mat response, special technical rescue, joint training and purchasing, as well as mutual aid agreements.
Child’s Guide to Emergency Help – Dial 911
911 is your emergency telephone number. You need to know how and when to call 911 in case you ever need help. You can reach fire and police departments and ambulance services by dialing 9-1-1.
When to call 911
There are four reasons to call 911.
- To get help for someone who is hurt or very sick.
- If you smell smoke or see a fire.
- If you see someone stealing something or hurting someone.
- If you need emergency help fast for any reason.
REMEMBER: Don’t call 911 to ask questions or to play a joke. This number is for emergencies only.
How to make an emergency call to 911:
- Stay calm. Don’t get excited. Take a deep breath.
- Dial 911 right away. Don’t wait for someone else to call.
- Tell the person who answers the phone exactly what is wrong, like this:
“… my house is on fire.”
“… there was just a car accident in front of my house.”
“… my Daddy is hurt – he fell off a ladder and can’t move.”
“… I’m home alone and someone is trying to break in.”
- Tell them the exact address where the emergency is … be sure to give the FULL address, including your apartment number if you live in an apartment.
- Tell them the phone number you are calling from. If you are not at the same address as the emergency, tell them the address where you are.
- Tell them your name.
DO NOT HANG UP …until the person on the telephone tells you to. They may need to ask you more questions to help the fire, police or ambulance find you. They will also tell you what to do until help arrives.