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Upon the dissolution of the Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department in October of 2017. the Townships of Fife Lake and Springfield pooled resources and partnered together to create What is know as Fife Lake Emergency Services Authority. The agency would be responsible and oversee the creation of a new style of Rural Fire Department. This New Department Would Cover Three Townships in the two counties of Grand Traverse and Kalkaska.
In February 2018 Chief Scott Tinker was hired to head operations. After bringing in a senior staff with combined 100 years of extensive fire service knowledge and dedicated service to local communities, in April, Fife Lake Springfield Fire Department was born.
Originally consisting of 4 officers and 16 Volunteer Firefighters and 6 EMT’s, the department quickly Grew to over 35 members.
Today the Department continues to Grow under the Leadership of Chief Tinker and Deputy Chief Robert Melancon.
The Department has received an overwhelming amount of support from the communities we serve.