Fire Department


Fire Chief: Dale Ross –
Assistant. Chief: Shane Bugg

new tanker truck

2011 – New tanker truck

Help Prevent Wildfires

In June of 2008, the Burt Township Fire Department responded to 2 fires that could have resulted in loss of life, property, and wildlife habitats – a vehicle fire in the school forest and a wildfire near the Superior Dunes development. While neither were the result of improper burning ~ Do Your part, Help Prevent Wildfires by getting a burn permit.

fire support pickupBurn Permit

Get your burn permit online:

Who Needs a Burn Permit, Who Does Not

Burn permits are issued only for:

  • Limbs
  • Brush
  • Stumps
  • Evergreen needles
  • Leaves
  • Grass

Ongoing burns for construction and land clearing, roadway maintenance, and uncertified party’s performing prescribed burns without a written plan require a burn permit issued by the local DNR Fire Manager.

Burn permits are NOT required:

  • Cooking or recreational campfires
  • Anytime there is continuous snow cover adjacent to your fire

Items that can never be burned due to air quality regulations:

  • Demolition debris
  • Construction materials
  • Automotive parts

Local regulations vary, please check before lighting your fire.

No burn permits issued within 1400 feet of a city or village due to Department of Environmental Quality air quality rules.

Burt Township Fire Department
Fee Structure effective July 18, 2009

Grass $150 plus personnel hours
Rubbish $150 plus personnel hours
Forest $250 plus personnel hours
Automobile, RV or Camper $450
Truck $250 per axle
Aircraft $950
Train $950
Boat $950
Residential Structure $550
Multi-Family Structure $550 plus $250 per additional unit
Hotel, Motel or Church $650
Commercial Building $750
Industrial, Manufacturing or School Building $950
Emergency Rescue Extrication

$450 (Vehicular – per vehicle)

Water Sled Rescue $150 plus personnel hours
HazMat Incidents $450 plus incurred expenses
Other Services not Specifically Enumerated $150 plus personnel hours
Pumper Truck including 2 men $150.00 per hour
Tanker Truck including 2 men $150.00 per hour
Personnel Hours $25.00 per man per hour

Burt Township, PO Box 430, Grand Marais, MI 49839
t: (906) 494-2381 | f: (906) 494-2627