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Fire and Ambulance
Thornapple Township provides fire-rescue and ambulance (advanced life support) transport response for residents of Thornapple Township through a voted fire millage and service fees. In addition, a portion of Irving Township contracts with Thornapple Township for fire-rescue services.

The Emergency Services Department Building was completed in 2004 and is located at 128 High Street in downtown Middleville. The building includes the apparatus bay, living quarters and office/administration space, including a state of the art training room. In addition, the department owns an offsite training facility for flashover training, which was obtained through a grant from the federal government. 

The department includes full time employees and paid on call staff. To contact the Emergency Services Administrator, call 269-795-7243 or e-mail reaton@thornapple-twp.org

Thornapple Ambulance Partnership Program (TAPP)
Thornapple Township offers an annual membership program to protect you and every member of your household against any additional “out of pocket” ambulance costs. TAPP membership covers the amount you owe when Medicare or insurance doesn’t pay the full amount of the fees.

Membership currently costs $45.00 per household per calendar year.  If you are interested in applying for membership, please complete the Application and Notice of Privacy Policy and submit the payment and paperwork via mail or in person at the Township office during normal business hours. If you have any other questions, please contact the township office at 269-795-7202.

Police services are provided by the Barry County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police. The Village of Middleville contracts with the Barry County Sheriff’s Department for additional staff in the Village of Middleville (contact 269-795-9862 for non-emergency questions).

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