[Amended 02/2021] Our board meetings are the Second Tuesday of each month (with a couple of exceptions for holiday schedule) at 6:00 pm. Meetings are currently remotely by Zoom at:


In the app: Meeting ID: 730 705 917 Passcode: 000741

Outdoor Burning is permitted today with a permit.

By phone: 312-626-6799 or 929-205-6099

Portland Area Fire Authority is an Intergovernmental partnership between Portland and Danby Townships and the City of Portland

Our department is Paid-on-Call, and our commitment to active training allows us to provide professional fire suppression and rescue services to each of our jurisdictions.

The Department is headquartered in the Emergency Services Building, 773 E Grand River Ave., Portland, MI, along with the Portland Police Department and the Portland Ambulance Service.  This arrangement provides seamless service to the coverage area, along with the Ionia County Sheriff Department and the Michigan State Police covering the Townships. 

These pages will contain information on services provided, and how to access information you may need to live, work and visit our area.