Posted on 09 March 2017.
A fire in the median of US131 Tuesday was quickly put out by Algoma Fire Department. Post photo by L. Allen.
a Kent County Road Commission bobcat caught fire in the median of US131.
By Judy Reed
The Algoma Township Fire Department responded to a fire in the median of US131 Tuesday afternoon, south of 17 Mile.
According to Algoma firefighter Chris Kutzli, when they arrived on scene they found a Kent County Road Commission bobcat, fully engulfed in flames. The fire was coming from both the operator’s cab and the engine compartment.
“We hooked up one hose line to the engine and put out the fire in about 10 minutes,” said Kutzli.
He said that the operator was clearing excess brush from the median in preparation for the upcoming road construction project when the warning light came on, saying that the engine was overheating. When he opened the engine compartment, he saw the fire.
The actual cause of the fire is unknown.
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Posted on 03 March 2017.
The Courtland Fire Department was one of the fire departments honored at the American Legion dinner.
The evening of February 20 was set aside at the American Legion Post in Cedar Springs as a time to honor the First Responders of the community. A wonderful Swiss steak meal was provided for our local heroes for their sacrifices, contributions and dedication to public service.
The Kent County Sheriff Department was also in attendance
Seventy-five attendees from the Sand Lake Police and Fire Department, Solon Township Fire Department, Cedar Springs Fire Department, Spencer Township Fire Department, Courtland Township Fire Department, Oakfield Township Fire Department, Algoma Township Fire Department and the Kent County Sherriff’s Department enjoyed the meal and were given certificates of appreciation.
Twenty-five members of the Glen Hill Post 287 Family worked to make this event possible, as well as assistance on items for the dinner from Save A Lot and Kelly’s Restaurant.
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Posted on 05 December 2014.
October was Fire Prevention Month. Algoma Township Fire Department stopped by Beach Elementary to talk about Fire Prevention and encouraged the kids to talk with their families to make a plan in case of emergency.
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools, Featured
Posted on 08 December 2011.
On Tuesday, November 22, nine students at Beach Elementary had the opportunity to have lunch with the Algoma Township Fire Department. All second and third grade students were asked to make a fire escape plan at home and then turn it in to their teacher. A drawing was held, for students who turned in their fire escape plan, to select students who would participate in the luncheon. A huge thank you to the firefighters for a great lunch!
Posted in Cedar Springs Public Schools