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MASON FIRE DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
To strive to meet the needs of our community through Fire Prevention, Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Conservation, while being committed to creating pride, professionalism and a workplace that nurtures the well-being and growth of our firefighters.
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Becoming a Firefighter
- 18 years or older
- Pass an interview panel
- Pass a department physical
- Pass a background check
- Become Firefighter I & II certified during probationary period
- Attend two monthly business/training meetings
- Attend occasional additional training
- Work at various Fire Department functions in the community
- Work at various fund raisers
- Will be a probationary trainee for a minimum one year period
- Your training courses and material are paid for
- Some advanced and additional training paid for
- You are provided with all required protective equipment
- Members receive an annual stipend plus…
- Members get paid on a per run per hour basis
- You will belong to a great winning team
- You will earn the respect of family, friends and the community
- Your best pay will be the satisfaction of helping others in need
SERVICES WE PROVIDE INCLUDE:
- Fire prevention
- Fire suppression
- Public service
- Mason Fire does not provide medical service
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In 1865, lightning struck the Methodist Church on the corner of Ash and Barnes Streets burning it to the ground. Shortly thereafter a newly constructed Clothes Pin factory also burned down after only three weeks in business putting 15 men out of work. As a result, Mason City Council passed an ordinance on July 29, 1867 organizing Mason’s original Hook and Ladder company.
Chief Minshall is a member of the Ingham County Fire Chiefs Association, the Lansing Metro Area Fire Chiefs and is a Governor appointee to the Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council (MCCERCC). He has an AAS in Emergency Services - Fire Science, is an NFPA Certified Fire Inspector I and a NFPA Certified Fire Plans Examiner. He has completed his Fire Officer I, II & III level certifications. Also, as a Certified Fire Instructor, Minshall enjoys helping to teach new recruits entering the fire service. Minshall is President of the Mason Firefighters Association, is a member of the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society and a Paul Harris Fellow with the Mason Rotary Club.
The fire department is active in providing fire safety education materials and training to children in the Mason area. You can bring the family to visit us at the City of Mason open house hosted each October. We conduct tours of the fire station for groups such as scouts and civic organizations and many school visits. The James Malcom Fire Safety House Trailer, named after the tragic death of 3 ½ year old James Malcom who died while hiding in a closet during a fire in a townhouse on North Court St. on November 15, 1994, is used as a regional asset to educate children on fire safety and what to do if in a fire situation. It is housed at Mason Fire Station 2, an 1800 square foot building located at 615 Curtis Street. It is currently primarily used for training and storage of equipment.