The mission of the Coldwater Fire Department is to provide the highest possible level of fire protection, rescue, and hazard mitigation services to the community. This shall be accomplished with a team of professionals, both part-paid and career, by providing fire prevention, public education, emergency operations, and planning. Each firefighter shall strive to deliver the highest quality service through training, preparedness, planning, and prevention in order to ensure that the community maintains a high quality of life.

The Coldwater Fire Department provides fire prevention, fire suppression and responds to medical emergencies within the City of Coldwater. In addition, the fire department also provides fire suppression and emergency responses for the townships of Coldwater and Girard.

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The department takes a pro-active approach to fire and life safety. Effort is directed toward prevention activities with the purpose of making all buildings safe and the community more safety conscious. Fire suppression, technical rescue and emergency medical services continue to require up-to-date training by the staff.

ISO Fire Rating

The City of Coldwater was notified in 2020 by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that their public protection class has been lowered to a Class 2 (Class 1 is best and Class 10 is not meeting minimum requirements). Based upon ISO’s 2021 information, only 17 out of 2,164 rated communities in Michigan received a Class 2 or lower fire rating. Nationwide, only 5% of the rated communities received a Class 2 or lower rating. This excellent rating results in lower insurance premiums for homeowners as well as business and industrial properties located in Coldwater.


The Coldwater Fire Department provides:
  • Arson Investigation
  • Confined Space / Trench Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMT Non-Transport) - City of Coldwater only
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Victim Assistance (Helping Those Who Have Suffered a Fire Begin the Recovery Process)
  • Full Time Fire Marshal (Fire Inspections / Prevention Programs)
  • Hazardous Materials Spills and Leaks
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Ice Rescue
  • Rescue / Extrication