Fire Department

City of Dowagiac Public Safety
Fire Department
"With Compassion, Pride and Professionalism"

Dowagiac fire dept logo

The Fire Department Address:
302 Wolf Street
PO Box 430
Dowagiac MI.  49047

Department Phone:
24 Hr Non-Emergency 269-782-9563
Fax: 269-782-9941

Office Hours:
M-F 8am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to Noon

The Dowagiac Fire Department is now accepting applications for part time firefighter positions.
To Apply

  • You must be 18 years of age or older, with high school diploma or GED.
  • You must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • You must live in or near the City of Dowagiac.
  • All training and equipment will be provided to you.
  • After downloading and filling out your application, please submit your completed applications here.
  • Be sure to save your application before submitting it!

You can download application here.  

 Current Full time Staff
  • Deputy Chief Robert Smith
  • Lieut.  Robert Nelson
  • Lieut.  Tony Stewart
Company A Crew
  • Lieut. Doug Michels
  • Burton Dodd
  • Mark Miller
  • Jon Kirby
  • Chris Souers
  • Mara Nelson
  • Nate Walker
  • Mike Luna
Company B Crew
  • James Carpenter
  • William McGowan
  • Barry Yakim
  • Dave Dragomir
  • Paul Sheibe
  • Barry Yakim Jr
  • Robert Jones
  • Britney Peet
  • Nathan Ducklow

List of Services
  • Fire Suppression
  • Rescue/Extrication
  • Fire Prevention/Public Education
  • Fire Extinguisher Training for Business and Industry
  • Preplan Inspections
  • Building Plan Reviews
  • Dowagiac Fire Dept. is a car seat inspection and installation station.  We have a car seat technician that  can assist you with the installation of your cars seats. The child MUST be present during the inspection/installation.  Call for appointment scheduling at 269-782-9563.  Unfortunately we do not have any car seats to give out at this time. For more info on car seats, click the link:

Frequently Asked Questions about the fire department and response areas     FAQ 

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Community Events

  • Remember "Change your clock, change your smoke detector batteries!!"
  • We now have more smoke detectors to Give Away!!  Thanks to a donation by SERVPRO.  Stop in at the Dowagiac Fire Department to pick your smoke detector.  The office hours are M-F 8a-4p and Sat 8a-12 noon.  You can call for appointment to pick them up also.
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Fax: 269-782-9941