160 W. Superior Street
Wayland, MI 49348
Jim Stoddard, Fire Chief
Jeff Smith, Sergeant
The Wayland Fire Department shares the Public Safety building with the Wayland Police Department. There are 26 part-time or on-call firefighters in the department. The department is responsible for answering alarms in the City of Wayland and Wayland Township. The department also answers alarms for mutual aid in adjoining areas as needed.
Fire Apparatus that is currently in service includes:
Two Fire Engines
One Rescue Squad
3,000 gal. Water Tender
One Brush/Grass Truck
Rescue/Mobile Air Unit/Command Center
Medical First Responding Unit
One 95 ft. Aerial Platform Truck (2,000 gallons per minute)
Jaws of Life
Two handheld MSA Thermal Imagers (used to locate victims and find hot spots)
The Firefighters in the department are trained at the level of Firefight 1 & 2, HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, Cold Water/Ice Rescue, and Terrorism Basic Concepts.
The Fire Department has a very strong fire prevention program and uses the Scotty Fire Safety House to teach children fire safety. This 28ft. travel trailer is available for other fire departments to use in certain areas. If you would like to see if it is available in your area, feel free to call Chief Stoddard at 269-792-6300.