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Next Union Meeting:  December 16th, 2013  - Station 1 @ 1900pm

What's New at IAFF 1467
They Call, We Come!

Updated On: Dec 16, 2013 (16:40:00)

2013 Alarm Activity =  3200 Calls for Service

2012 Alarm Activity = 3650 Calls for Service

2011 Alarm Activity = 3637 Calls for Service

2010 Alarm Activity = 3098 Calls for Service

2009 Alarm Activity = 3057 Calls for Service

2008 Alarm Activity = 3594 Calls for Service


2013 Firefighter Fatalities = 97 YTD

2012 Firefighter Fatalities = 83

2011 Firefighter Fatalities = 81

2010 Firefighter Fatalities = 87

2009 Firefighter Fatalities = 93


Welcome to the Portage Professional Firefighters Website

Updated On: Mar 10, 2012 (14:59:00)
Welcome to the website of the Portage Professional Firefighters.  You will find a lot of good information about the department on the tabs to the left and great fire related website links to the right.  Feel free to contact us with any questions using the links below. 
Future Events

Updated On: Sep 16, 2013 (15:47:00)
PFD - Training Highlight

Updated On: Sep 17, 2012 (16:12:00)
There is no reason for failing to train.  BC John Salka shared last year that we should be doing some sort of training every shift and if we aren't,,, we are not doing our jobs as professional firefighters.  The internet has helped to provide a vast source of information Read More...
Welcome A-a-ron Chase

Posted On: Sep 16, 2013 (16:18:06)
With the retirement of Captain Donnie Johnson, an opening was created.  The Portage Fire Division went through the process of hiring a new fireman.  The department went strictly from internal candidates (current On-Call firefighters), narrowing it down to a list of 7.  From that list, Aaron Chase was selected.  WELCOME to the JUNGLE, Aaron Read More...
Farewell to Jimmy Kelecava!

Updated On: Jun 09, 2012 (00:28:00)
On Saturday, June 8th, everyone had the opportunity to celebrate the career of Jimmy Kelecava following his recent retirement from the Portage Fire Department.  There was a tremendous showing, with employees (past and present) along with family and friends stopping by to wish him well Read More...
The Brad Wilson Memorial Charity Golf Outting

Updated On: Jun 19, 2012 (08:08:00)
The Brad Wilson Charity Memorial Golf Outing   July 6th, 2012   The Prairies Golf Club 5303 West Main   Registration – 8am til 8:50am Shotgun start – 9am!   Proceeds go to support MDA and the Great Lakes Burn Camp! http://www.facebook Read More...

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Portage Firefighters Roll Out "Hands Only CPR" for Portage Citizens

Updated On: Apr 15, 2012 (13:35:00)


Your Portage Firefighters are rolling out a new initiative aimed at educating the public about the importance of early CPR.  The initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is called “CPR Anytime for Family and Friends”.  The approach uses the new “Hands Only CPR” technique also sponsored by the American Heart Association.  Studies have shown that most bystanders do not take action when faced with a cardiac emergency due to fear of doing something wrong and due to the thought that they will have to perform ventilations on a stranger. 


This new campaign looks to ease the fear and to simplify the process while increasing the survival rate of the victim.  Go to the link below for a wide array of information about “Hands Only CPR”. 




If you are interested in ordering one of the CPR, check out the links below.





Shoots & Ladders Ice Hockey Team Update

Updated On: Apr 15, 2012 (13:35:00)
Summer Session, Season 2 is almost in the books.  We've had a crazy year where we were leading the league, kicking butt and taking names only to find ourselves humbled for the last 1/3 of the season.  Right now, we are in 4th place with 4 games left to go.  These games will decide if we make the playoffs or not.  Our team continues to grow in skill and in confidence Read More...
Kalamazoo Mayor to Wash Tower 1

Posted On: Jun 19, 2011 (12:22:07)
In case your memory fails you, last Winter, the Shoots and Ladders Hockey team played the KDPS team at Wings Stadium.  Besides having a traveling trophy at stake,,, the mayor from both Kalamazoo and Portage entered into a side bet where the losing team's mayor would have to wash a fire truck from the other city Read More...

I solemnly swear to support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of this state, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of Firefighter for the City of Portage to the best of my abilities, so help me God!  - Official Swearing In Statement

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