Fire Department
35 N. Harrison St.
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Non-Emergency:  269-469-4993




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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.




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 4/11/2016.

New Buffalo City Hall | 224 W Buffalo St | New Buffalo, MI 49117 | Telephone: 269-469-1500 | City webmail

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