Frederic Township Fire Department
Recently members of Frederic Township Fire Department and Crawford County Sheriff Department participated in D.O.S.E. training. D.O.S.E. is a Direct On Scene Education program designed to help first responders identify and educate families with new infants on safe sleeping habits for their child in the hopes to help lower the number of sleep related deaths of children. Along with the education, we are able to help families that may not have a safe place for there new child to sleep by providing Pack and Plays with help from grants and the Michigan Department of Heath & Human Services EMS Division. If you have any questions, need help for your family or know a family in need please contact us for more information. You can also find more information at   

           Frederic Township Fire Department's

                            NEW ARRIVAL

In January, 2013, we welcomed our latest addition in the form of a 2011 Ford F450 4 wheel drive Ambulance (174).  This Ambulance will allow us capabilities to get to residents that live on our many seasonal roads and provide ALS care to some that may have otherwise been unreachable by standard ambulances. 

174 is licensed as an Advance Life Support Ambulance.  With FTFD Ambulance services now staffed full time, we needed an ambulance that would ensure we “get there,” this truck will do just that no matter if it is in-climate weather, sand, mud, or just plain bad roads. 


Frederic Township Fire Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance during the Howes Lake Road wildfire. Your efforts will forever be appreciated, together we were able to rapidly evacuate our residents and protect their homes. Not a single home or life was lost during this 817 acre crown fire.


Bear Lake Township Fire Department

Blue Lake Township Fire Department

Camp Grayling Fire Department

Coldsprings-Excelsior Township Fire Department

Crawford County Animal Control

Crawford County CERT

Crawford County Emergency Management – EOC Staff

Crawford County Road Commission

Crawford County Sheriff’s Department

Grayling City Police Department

Grayling City & Township Fire Department

Kalkaska County Animal Control

Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department

Kalkaska Township Fire Department

Lovells Township Fire Department

Otsego Lake Township Fire Department

Red Cross

Various State Agencies


Additionally we would like to thank area businesses for their food and drink donations.

For additional information on the Howes Lake fire click here 

 Homeowners are reminded to use extreme caution when doing any outside burning. Burn permits can be issued on low fire danger days by calling 989-348-4911 


July 18, 2010


Frederic Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6833 Frederic Street in Frederic, MI at 9:57 am on July 18, 2010. Fire department personnel witness smoke from the fire station and went to investigate smoke. On arrival they found a fully evolved house fire with an attached garage. There were no civilian injuries or fatalities. One firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion and treated on location by Frederic Township Fire Department EMS staff. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Frederic Township Fire Department, and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s Division. Fire Department personnel where assisted by Grayling City & Township Fire Department, Lovells Township Fire Department, Otsego Lake Township Fire Department, Otsego County Fire Department (Gaylord), Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and Crawford County CERT.