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Welcome to the North Berrien Fire Rescue Department’s website.  This website has been made possible in part by a Federally funded SAFER Grant and supports the department’s goal to promote community safety, provide timely information and support the department’s operations that include the recruitment of new firefighters and retention of our current firefighters.

The North Berrien Fire Rescue Department is a consolidation of the Coloma Fire Department and Hagar Fire Departments (formally Lake Michigan Beach Fire Department).  The Department currently has a roster of 25 members and serves the communities of Hagar Township, Coloma Charter Township and the City of Coloma located in Berrien County, Michigan.  The Department operates from two fire stations located at 170 Washington Street in Coloma and 3061 Coloma Road near Riverside. 

The Department’s response area includes about 10,770 residents and covers an area of 31 square miles.  Interstate highways I-94 and I-196 cut through the response area along with the CSX Railroad and the Paw Paw River.  The area is comprised of many fruit and vegetable farms and is also known for its recreational areas that include the Lake Michigan shoreline, Paw Paw Lake and Little Paw Paw Lake where many year round and summer homes are located. 

The Department is comprised of paid-on-call Firefighters and Officers with a full-time Fire Chief.   The North Berrien Fire Rescue Department is dedicated and committed to responding to the needs of the community, working with other responding agencies to resolve problems and provide a positive and professional service.  The department is supported by the Firefighter Association and the Ladies Auxiliary for fundraising and providing rehabilitation support during larger events.  An appointed Joint Fire Board provides for the oversight of the fire department and hires its Fire Chief. 

The guiding principals for the department are: Respond, Solve Problems, Be nice.

Thank you for visiting the North Berrien Fire Rescue Department’s website. 

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