In 1959, the Camp Lake Fire Department joined with another group of Algoma Township residents that were helping to operate the Rockford Fire Department to form the Algoma Township Fire Department. Its first piece of equipment was a 1932 Model B Ford Pumper, which was acquired from Kent County. The first fire station was built in 1955 on the corner of Bobolink and Divisions Ave at Camp Lake. Some time in the early sixties, they built the fire station on the corner of Pine Island and Fonger (Chalmers). In 1976, the first Edgerton station was built, in 2005, more land was acquired, and a new station was built on Edgerton, just north of 13 Mile Road. It has been said that Camp Lake Fire Department was the first Volunteer Fire Department in Kent County.
The Algoma Township Fire Department covers 33 square miles and services about 9, 400 residents of Algoma Township. The department maintains two stations and nine pieces of equipment. It employs a part time Chief and one full time fire fighter in addition to it twenty-five paid on call fire fighters.
Fire Chief Troy Guerra (Full-time)
Edgerton Fire Station: (616) 866-2607
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm