Howell fire bureau marks 30 years of service

On Nov. 20, 1975, Howell’s five fire districts joined together to discuss the creation of a fire prevention office to promote fire safety education throughout the township and to conduct fire safety inspections in all commercial businesses.

The overall theme and goal was to reduce the number of fires throughout the township in a combined effort to preserve and improve the general health, safety and welfare of our residents and business owners from the dangers of fire.

The Howell Township Fire Prevention Bureau, now known as the Howell Fire Bureau, opened on April 4, 1977 with the full support of the Howell Township Joint Boards of Fire Commissioners and the Howell Township Fire Service.

Now, 30 years later, the Howell Fire Bureau continues to promote its theme “Prevention Through Education.”

Congratulations to the forethought of the Howell fire commissioners, the support of the Howell Township Fire Service, the Township Council, the residents and business owners and the dedicated efforts of the Howell Fire Bureau staff, both past and present. A job well done.

Chief Robert H. Hotmar

Howell Fire Bureau