Fire/Rescue Department

 

David B. Nelson III, Chief

 
 

The City boasts a paid on call department with 20 highly trained active members and very modern equipment. The Ithaca Fire-Rescue Department serves the City of Ithaca, as well as a portion of Arcada, Emerson, Lafayette, Newark, New Haven and North Star townships in Gratiot County totaling 113 square miles. The department provides fire suppression, vehicle extrication, emergency traffic management, medical first response and operations level hazardous material response. The department also supports the community through participation in local events and with a close working relationship with the Ithaca Public Schools providing fire prevention education to their students and medical standby at sporting events. The department is also a participating member of the Gratiot County Fire Mutual Aid Agreement and gives and receives mutual aid services with all six Fire Departments in the county. 


Chief David Nelson is responsible for all administrative and operational functions including short and long term planning for the department. Chief Nelson prepares and oversees department budgets and also provides fire safety inspections and fire prevention education for the community. In addition, Chief Nelson is the current President of the Gratiot County Fire Chiefs Association and Chairman of Gratiot County Central Dispatch Authority, along with serving on the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for the Department of Homeland Security, the Gratiot County Ambulance Advisory Board and the Medical Control Authority Board for Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot. Chief Nelson joined the department in 1981 and has served as Fire Chief since 2002.

 
To contact the Ithaca Fire/Rescue Department for non emergencies, please call (989) 875-3968 or e-mail dnelson@ithacami.com.
For emergency, please call 911.
 

ITHACA FIRE / RESCUE DEPARTMENT

 
Members of the Ithaca Fire/Rescue Department are as follows:

David Nelson III, Fire Chief 
(FFII, FOIII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/300/400/700/800

Randy Ester, Assistant Fire Chief 
(FFII, FOI)
HAZ/MAT-AWR
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Martin Lott, Captain 
(FFII, FOIII)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700/800

Dave Weber, Lieutenant 
(FFII, FOII, MFR)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700/800

Jamie Gulick, 2nd Lieutenant 
(FFII, FOIII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700/800

Kevin Bowen, Engineer 
(FFI)
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Daryl Cooper, Engineer 
(FFII)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Rick Bongard - Medical Officer
(FFII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Hayleigh Cooper - Firefighter
(FFII, MFR)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Dan Dame - Firefighter
(FFII)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Brandon Ester - Firefighter
(FFII, MFR)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Tony Leiter - Firefighter
(FFII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700/800

Dylan McGill - Firefighter
(FFII)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Justin Prestler - Firefighter
(FFII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Philip Rondy - Firefighter
(FFII, MFR)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700/800

Jeremy Gallagher- Firefighter
(FFII)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/300/400/700/800

Joe Vozar - Firefighter, Secretary 
(FFII, MFR)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Dillion Weaver - Firefighter 
(FFII, EMT)
HAZ/MAT-OPS
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Linda Bongard - Medical Responder
(LPN, EMT)
NIMS-IS-100/200/700

Russell Pierce - Medical Responder, Dept. Photographer
(EMT)
NIMS-IS-100/200/700



Fire & Rescue Service Area Map
 

Memorial Donations

 
If you would like to make a donation to the Fire or First Responders Departments, please use the form below.  Your donation will be acknowledge with a Thank You letter and can be tax deductible. 
 
 
 
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