About Windsor Township Emergency Services
Welcome to Windsor Township Emergency Services’ web page. You will find information about the services, facilities, equipment, and most importantly people, that make up our department.
The Department is owned and operated by Windsor Charter Township. We provide services to Windsor Township and the Village of Dimondale, and have automatic aid and mutual aid agreements with communities around us.
Primary services provided are:
Fire – traditional fire and rescue services, including extrication from vehicle accidents
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – we provide paramedic level (Advanced Life Support) ambulance service
Hazardous Materials Incident Response – Windsor Township Emergency Services and the Charlotte Fire Department jointly staff the Eaton County Hazardous Materials Unit.
We are also involved in many activities that complement our mission, such as CPR training, public fire and safety education programs, fire fighting and EMS training programs, and pre-planning for major disaster response.
Our department is a “combination” department, meaning that it is staffed by full-time and volunteer personnel.
To learn more about us, stop by our station any time.
The Mission of Windsor Township Emergency Services is to provide quality Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical, and Hazardous Materials response service to the Citizens of Windsor Township and the Village of Dimondale, and to persons who visit or travel through them.
To accomplish this, Windsor Township Emergency Services will:
- Set its standard of service at the highest possible level, recognizing not only the action required to control the immediate situation, but also the personal and emotional needs of the affected persons and the potential impact on the environment and society as a whole.
- Encourage the professional and personal development of its members.
- Work with other community agencies in a coordinated effort in the best interest of the community.
- Coordinate with related agencies in surrounding communities to minimize unnecessary duplication of effort and make mutual provisions to deal with emergencies beyond the scope of the resources of any particular agency.
Early fire protection was provided by a Village fire department, beginning in the early 1900’s. In 1945 the Township took over fire protection for both the Township and the Village. In 1954 the department moved into the station pictured here, which has since been converted into the Village of Dimondale office.
In 1975 the Township also took on the responsibility for ambulance service, operating it as a separate department, but housing both the fire and ambulance operations together. In the mid 1980s a new station was built on West Jefferson and an addition was put on that building in the late 1990’s.
In 1993 the ambulance operation upgraded to Advanced Life Support (paramedic) operation and hired full-time staff. The full-time staff were cross-trained to respond to fires also and the two departments operated as one. In 2001 the merger was formalized as the departments were merged into one Emergency Services Department, consisting of a Fire Division and an EMS Division.
Memorial Day-2007, marked the inauguration of the Windsor Township Emergency Services Honor Guard. The Honor Guard is comprised entirely of volunteers who have taken extra time to become familiar with parade drills, funeral protocols, and flag etiquette. Shortly after the Honor Guard’s inception it was requested for two fire fighter funerals within Eaton County. It is the intent of the Honor Guard to provide a solemn, professional presence for former and current emergency services personnel who have passed away, and to attend special events where emergency services representation is requested. To obtain information about the Honor Guard or to request Honor Guard for a funeral or event, please contact Chief Miller at 517-646-0893.
Hiring For Paid-On Call Fire Fighter And EMS Personnel
Paid on-call fire fighters and EMS personnel are the backbone of Windsor Township Emergency Services, and we need men and women to join us. The following is just some of the benefits of joining our department include:
Protect and give back to your community
Per call reimbursement for time
Be a part of a fraternity that is dedicated to preserving life
Paid on-call firefighters/EMS personnel are your neighbors, your co-workers and your friends. They are men and women in all walks of like that live close to you and respond 24/7 when paged to deal with emergencies in the community. They are people of all ages, races and backgrounds. They are people who choose to give more then they take from their community.
Valid Michigan drivers license
18 years of age
Pass application process
Pass oral interview
Pass employment background and reference checks
Live within Windsor Township.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a paid-on-call fire fighter or emergency medical personnel please stop down at the station and fill out an application or call our station at 517-646-0893 and ask for Chief Phil Miller or Asst. Chief William Fabijancic Jr for more information.