Here comes your new fire truck Bear Lake!

A great day is almost here! Check out the video of our new fire truck under construction!


This video is about Bear Lake Township Fire Department – visiting the new fire engine in production at the Spartan, Charlotte MI, manufacturing and assembly facility.
The gentleman in the tan shirt is Andy from Spartan quality control. The gentleman in the black coat is Steve Buckner from Spencer, our sales rep.

The new engine will be transported to Spencer in South Haven shortly, after some revisions have been made to it after our first on site inspection.

We are anticipating a March delivery date and we will be making at least 2 more trips down to South Haven for more inspections.

Bear Lake Township Supervisor Vern ‘Corkey’ Best, Sean Adams BLTFD Fire Chief and Jeff Kamaloski BLTFD Lieutenant made the trip to the Spartan chassis production plant.

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Second Annual Nancy Ann Memorial Walk

All proceeds donated to the Local Bear Lake Township Fire Department

EVENT CONTACT: Christa Lutz 231-233-7478

Race Location:   Bear Lake Softball Fields

Entry Donation: Click here to Download  2014 Registration for Nancy’s Walk-Run  Pre-Registration (by August 11, 2014) $15.00 includes a T-Shirt.

Race Day Registration $20.00 includes a T-Shirt while supplies last. Registration is 8:45-9:30 am. Send registrations to: Christa Lutz 8328 Eight Mile Rd Kaleva, MI 49645

Awards:  Have fun and enjoy the event!!!

Course Description:  5k part dirt road & part school forest trail. The 1 mile is school forest trail.

Amenities:   Water station at ½ way point during the 5k and after the race refreshments and small snack. Bake sale and Silent Auction!!!

Parking:   On the road, by the softball and baseball fields.

Walk:   The walk will start at 10 am and following will be the 5k around 10:15.

And remember last year?

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A great day for Bear Lake

Say hello to our future new fire truck!

truckAt the Township Board Meeting on February 18, 2104, after a concerted search and information gathering process, the Board voted to purchase a new fire truck, similar to the model shown above from Spencer.

Over the course of the next few months as the chassis and body is being built we will be posting progress photos here.

Thank you Bear Lake! It’s an honor to serve you.



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Remembering Nancy Ann

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2013 Fire Prevention Week in Bear Lake, MI

FPW13200x200This year we’re spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we’ll help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.

Do check out these great resources from NFPA

And watch our future ‘First Responders In Training’!!

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First Annual 5k walk/run in loving memory of Nancy Ackerman to support BLTFD EMS

Nancy’s Flyer for Walk-Run (Please print and post)


“The Alkire family has organized this event and it takes place at 9 am on September 21 at the Bear Lake softball field. There will be a one mile and a 5k run/walk.  This is the first annual.  There will be a $10 charge for a T-shirt and the walk/run is donation only.  The proceeds will go to our local EMT’s.  There will also be a silent auction.  Contact Mary Zalud 864-2223 or Christa Lutz 233-7478″ : Bear Lake Promoters Minutes.

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Check before you burn!!

Our area is in a state of drought warnings.

Please check with us or use this DNR web link to check on current burn permit conditions.

Brown indicates open debris burning is not permitted anywhere within the county.

A reminder of how fast fire can spread in these hot, dry, windy conditions: a photo courtesy of Eric Sagonowsky/Manistee News Advocate of the recent Gleaners Hall Barn fire.


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