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Welcome to the Ada Fire-Rescue Department!

The Ada Fire-Rescue Department serves Ada Township, a 37-square mile area located in Southwestern Kent County, Michigan, with a population of just over 13,000 people. Our firefighters respond to fire calls, medical calls and vehicle accidents, as well as providing fire safety education and fire prevention measures to those we serve.

... Remember, for all emergencies in Kent County, DIAL 911 ...

Department Mission:

  • The Ada Township Fire-Rescue Department is "Dedicated to providing the citizens and visitors of Ada Township with superior Fire and Emergency Medical services."
  • The Ada Township Fire-Rescue Department serves Ada Township, a 37 square mile area in Southwestern Kent County, Michigan, with a population of nearly 11,000 people.
  • The department responds to fire calls, medical emergency calls, motor vehicle accidents, and more. In addition, they provide fire safety education and fire prevention measures to those they serve.
  • The Ada Township Fire-Rescue Department also provides community safety programs such as child car seat checks and can help homeowners obtain address identification signs which can help homes become more easily identified in the event of an emergency.

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Annual Report:

To view the 2012 Annual Report, please click here.


The Department is staffed by 3 full time personnel and 23 Paid On-Call Firefighters. All the Firefighters have completed the State of Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Fire Fighter II course and at least Hazardous Material Operations training. Medically, four are licensed as Basic EMTs, one as a Paramedic, and the remainder as Medical First Responders. Eight firefighters have completed some level of Fire Officer's Training. We also have three probationary firefighters currently in the process of completing their training. Please Click Here to View All Staff Members.


The Ada Township Fire-Rescue Department operates 10 pieces of apparatus, three engines, two brush/utility trucks, two medical squads, and a tanker, as well as a rescue boat and an air delivery trailer.

Fire Station Locations:

Fire Station 1 is located at 6990 E. Fulton Street (MAP), and Fire Station 2 is located at 7211 Knapp Street in Ada, Michigan 49301.

Scanner Channels:

We're on the scanner at channels 154.0700 (disptach) and 154.0400 (our repeater). To listen to live scanner feeds, please click here.

Type of Call # % of Volume
Building Fires 19 4%
Chimney Fires 3 0.5%
Vehicle Fires 5 1%
Grass Fires 6 1%
Other Fires 2 0.5%
Medical Emergencies 275 53%
Vehicle Accidents
58 11%
Conditions w/o Fire
38 7%
Service Calls 10 2%
Controlled Burns
27 5%
False Alarms 64 12%
Lightning Strikes 4 1%
Other 12 2%

Note:  These numbers do not include alarms which
were cancelled prior to units going into service.
Percentages are rounded.

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Ada Township Offices 7330 Thornapple River DR P.O. Box 370 Ada, MI 49301 Phone: (616) 676-9191 Fax: (616) 676-5870 Hours: M-F, 8AM-5PM