Fire Department

Fire Chief Chris Huston

35 N. Harrison St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Non-Emergency:  269-469-4993




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In Memorium

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The City of New Buffalo and the City of New Buffalo's Fire Department lost a fellow firefighter, friend and father, Bill Gene Taylor on July 15, 2018.  Bill served on the New Buffalo City Fire Department for 44 years - 18 of those as Fire Chief, retired in 2015.   Our support and prayers are with his family.  He will be missed.  
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00 with a visitation preceding the service from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, both at Sommerfield Chapel Starks Family Funeral Home, New Buffalo.  


Example of approved fire pit per New Buffalo Fire Department. Fire pits should be elevated and covered and no closer than 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.


Fire Pit 


Per City of New Buffalo General Ordinance Section 12-20:
C. Fires and burning. No person shall kindle any fire within the City, except within a fire resistant fireplace, stove, or barbecue grill. The burning of refuse, garbage, rubbish, yard waste, or other similar materials (as defined within Section 15-2 of this Code) in open barrels, containers, enclosures, or upon any open space is expressly prohibited, excluding wood which is to be used exclusively within a fire resistant fireplace, stove, or barbecue grill.


Fire Detector Battery Change

It is a good rule of thumb to change the battery on your fire detector in conjunction with the daylight savings time change in the Spring and Fall. 



The City of New Buffalo Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighter. Must complete Firefighter I & II courses within two years of hire. Applications are available at City Hall, 224 W. Buffalo St., or click here.


Do You Have What it Takes to be a Firefighter?
If you think you can handle the "heat", contact a New Buffalo City Firefighter and we'll show you how!
New Buffalo City Fire Rescue is a "paid per call" fire department serving the City of New Buffalo, which includes an area of approximately 2.5 square miles, and a population which varies due to New Buffalo being a tourist area.



The Fire Department provides a variety of services to protect and serve the property, citizens, and visitors of the City.  Some of the services include:

  • Fire suppression
  • Fire prevention-education
  • Hazardous material response
  • Vehicle extrication/accidents
  • Fire Station tours
  • Tips on fire safety
  • Carbon monoxide

If you have any questions regarding these topics please contact the Fire Department and we will be glad to help you.



This page last updated on 7/18/2018.

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