Welcome to the City's Fire Department

Dean Mazzolini, Fire Chief
109 E. State Street
P.O. Box 477
Phone:  (989) 224-2151
Fax:  (989) 224-2320

The St. Johns Fire Department is a volunteer department.  Our office is not staffed during the day.  For assistance with burn permits or to leave a message
for the Fire Chief or Fire Marshal, please contact the St. Johns Police Department office during their regular business hours below:

St. Johns Police Department Office Hours
Located at:  409 S. Whittemore Street, St. Johns
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

2018 Fire Annual Report

The City of St Johns Fire Department provides fire and emergency services to the residents and businesses within Bingham and Bengal Townships and the City of St. Johns.

The Fire Department is staffed by Paid-On-Call Firefighters. The Department actively trains two (2) times per month.

The Department provides response and assistance to accidents, hazardous materials, storm alerts and fires with up-to-date 'Jaws of Life' (2 sets), Auto Air Bags (to stabilize auto after accident), fire trucks (4) and firefighting equipment.

Fire Department Services

Adopt a Fire Hydrant--'Help Us--Help You'

The City of St Johns and the surrounding communities experience significant amounts of snowfall each winter. We are asking that citizens participate in clearing snow from around their neighborhood hydrants within the City. The Adopt a Fire Hydrant program will maintain and improve fire safety for all. By taking a few minutes, you may save a Fire Fighter precious seconds that can make the difference at the scene of a fire. Your cooperation in this program is greatly appreciated by your community.

Join the Firefighter Team

Applications may be obtained at the Public Safety Building, 109 East State Street or at City Offices, 100 State Street, Suite 1100.


The City of St Johns Fire Department is providing this information on this Website as a public service. Although all information on this site is expected to be accurate, complete and timely, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided on this Website, the City makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the errors or omissions and assumes no liability or responsibility for improper or incorrect information or data described and/or contained within this Website. This data and information are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, jstoppels@stjohnsmich.com 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: