Frederic Township Fire Department

FTFD Disaster Preparedness

In the event that Grayling Hospital or their Emergency Room is evacuated or shut down due to either man-made or natural causes an activation request would be made through Region 7 Bioterrorism Network. Frederic Township Fire Department’s Homeland Security Division Mass Casualty Unit would then be dispatched to a predetermined location in Grayling and or Frederic Township. During which time we in conjunction with our partners from Otsego County EMS would work to re-establish Munson Healthcare, Grayling Hospital’s ER operations. At Frederic Township Fire Department we pride ourselves in our participation in quarterly drills in preparation for such potential disasters.  FTFD and partnering agencies we are able to have an alternate ER or Mass Care Facility site set up within 30 minutes of our arrival on scene.  Our roster includes dedicated staff with training in Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support with more employees being sent for such training with each class put on by Region 7.

CERT Team Training along side members of Frederic Fire and Bear Lake Fire in a Mass Casualty Drill
Mass Casualty Training Drill Kalkaska County, Bear Lake Township
Mass Casualty Drill Frederic Township