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Dalton Fire Department

1650 E. Riley Thompson Road
Muskegon, MI 49445
Township ISO Rating: 5 <<2018 improved rating, Call Chief Styles with questions.

Fire Station Contacts

Fire Chief:Alan StylesAlan.Styles@mcd911.netdirect line: (231) 332-6710
Deputy Chief:Stacia Ripleystacia.ripley@mcd911.netdirect line: (231) 332-6702
County Sherrif:Michael J. Poulin(231) 724-6236
Silent Observer:231-72-CRIME(231) 722-7463

Burn Permits:

Call: 1-866-922-2876
OR Visit: www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits

  • 1) Review the map key at the top of the page.
  • 2) Click on "Muskegon County" on the map.
  • 3) Look for "Dalton Township" and its guidelines and restrictions.

* The burning of leaves, grass, and garbage is prohibited.
* Keep in mind according to Michigan State Law there is NO burning in or within 1400 feet of a village or city.
DEQ Open Burning Regulations

Our Mission...

To serve our community with truth, honesty, and dedication to minimize damage and provide for those in need, to educate both ourselves as well as the community we serve as we continue to grow.

We accomplish this through...

  • Prompt response to calls for service
  • Recruitment & retention of dedicated personnel
  • Continuous training with the most up to date information
  • Public education with community involvement and interaction
  • Pro-active Code Enforcement in a partnership with our Building Department
  • Systematic inspections of all Department equipment to insure operational readiness
  • Utilization of the National Incident Management System and operational use of the Unified Incident Command System.

Our Vision...

Duty is doing it, Pride is wearing it, and Tradition is living it.

Fire Service Links

Department Apparatus

Dalton Township Fire Station

Built in 1995, the fire station has 4 double deep or "drive thru" bays. It also has a large training room equipped with a computer and a/v equipment for state of the art trainings and meetings, as well as a small conference area/study room that the firefighters can use as well.
There are offices for both the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief respectively. A Kitchen with a "dayroom" area are connected so that the firefighters have the home-like atmosphere when they are on duty. It has a full bathroom/shower/locker area for the firefighters along with two bunk rooms (sleeping quarters).
High efficiency lighting has recently been installed throughout the station.


2008 Peterbilt Pumper/Tanker, this vehicle is our engine that responds to our neighboring departments for fires. It is our 2nd tanker to respond within our response area. 1220 holds 2000 gallons of water. Cost per hour for this unit = $222.35. This vehicle is due for replacement in 2028 (without 3 years in reserve).


2018 Spartan/Alexis, 4-person Engine. This is our 1st response to all structure fires. This vehicle holds 1000 gallons of water & all fire suppression equipment. Cost per hour for this unit is $ 397.50. This vehicle was placed into service earlier in 2019; it has several upgrades including the ability to provide medical care, this now allows us to have 5 medically licensed vehicles in the fleet, allowing us to provide greater service to our residents and visitors. This vehicle replacement would be approximately 2038 (includes 3 years as reserve).


2000 Freightliner Tanker, this 2000-gallon tanker is our 1st response tanker to our primary response area but is available to neighboring departments if requested. Cost per hour for this unit = $129.75.


2018 Dodge Ram 1500, this is a State licensed medical response vehicle, and a "manpower" response vehicle. This unit also carries basic EMS equipment and an AED. Cost for this unit per hour = $24.68. This vehicle should be in service 7-10 years (millage will play a factor).


2021 Alexis/Spartan Heavy Squad, this vehicle responds to all auto accidents as well as special rescue calls. It carries a full complement of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life), along with EMS equipment (state licensed) & other special rescue tools. Cost per hour for this unit = $450.00. This vehicle is due for replacement in 2040 (with no reserve).


2007 Polaris Ranger 6x6 is an added specialty to our fleet. Since DTFD covers a large portion of the Manistee National Forest, along with numerous miles of horse trails throughout our Township, the 6x6 can go places other normal vehicles can't. It has the ability to transport 1 patient from a remote area, as well as fire suppression capabilities on large woods or forest fires. Cost per hour for this unit = $10.50. (Replacement time is based on usage.)


2019 Dodge Ram, 1274 is a State licensed medical response vehicle; it carries a full complement of EMS equipment, including an AED, 1274 also carries various rescue and firefighting equipment. Cost per hour for this unit = $181.45. This vehicle is due for replacement in 7-8 years; mileage is a factor (with no reserve).


2015 Saturn 15ft inflatable boat, the boat is used for all water emergencies, our staff trains with the boat & water operations on a consistent basis due to the 7 lakes that are located in our primary response area, along with mutual aid requests. Cost per hour for this unit = $28.11. Replacement of this unit is based on usage.

1281 & 1282

These are two (2) of our Brush trucks, these vehicles respond to all brush/woods fires. DTFD received 1281 & 1282 from the MI DNR as a revolving truck program;

this allows us to have used state-owned vehicles at a fraction of the normal cost & allows us to replace it on an as needed basis.

Cost per hour per unit = $17.18. Brush vehicles typically are replaced in 15 yrs. (with an additional 3 years in reserve).

Message from the Chief

From the Desk of the Fire Chief:

The Dalton Township Fire Department is responsible for the protection of life, property and the environment for all citizens of Dalton Township and Lakewood Club, along with portions of Cedar Creek Township and its visitors. We are continuing to advance the vision of excellence in the area of fire service delivery contributing to a safer and more pleasant environment in which to work and live.

The Fire Department has a very dedicated staff of paid on call personnel that pride themselves with achieving excellence in all their actions.

The Dalton Township Fire Department continues to respond to the challenging needs of the public and our community. The Fire Department provides an all-risk emergency response service such as medical emergency response, hazardous materials mitigation, rescue, structural and wild land fire responses, along with public education, training, prevention, inspection and investigation.

The citizens and visitors of Dalton Township can rest assured that the Fire Department will perform its duties courteously and professionally and treat each public contact with respect and priority. The residents of Dalton Township can be proud of their Fire Department. The Fire Department is diligently working to preserve a safe environment through prevention and all-risk response.

I welcome you to our website; if you have any comments or suggestions about our webpage please do not hesitate to contact us, and check back frequently for updates about the Dalton Township Fire Department.

Yours in education and safety,

Alan R. Styles, Fire Chief