City of Mt. Pleasant’s 2021 Annual Report

Enhanced services and partnerships, desirable neighborhoods, new housing options, public safety, sustainable infrastructure, recreational activities and more are highlighted in the City of Mt. Pleasant’s 2021 Annual Report. To view the detailed report visit:

Residential Fire Extinguished


At 10:04 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022 the Mount Pleasant Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1512 W. Granger Street. Upon arrival, crews observed flames and smoke coming from the rear of the single story residence.

The home was occupied at the time of the fire, but all individuals were able to exit safely without injury. The fire was brought under control by 10:43 p.m. The structure sustained heavy smoke, heat and fire damage. The family who occupied the home has been provided food and shelter by the American Red Cross. 

The fire remains under investigation. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department and Isabella County Central Dispatch. The fire remains under investigation. 

Isabella County Enhances 9-1-1 Services and Emergency Notification with Smart911; Replacing CodeRED

Isabella County public safety officials announced Smart911 is now available for free to all residents. Individuals who were previously signed up for CodeRED will need to sign up for Smart911 to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text or voice message. This should be completed before the CodeRED system is discontinued on December 6, 2021.

Smart911 not only informs citizens of emergencies, but allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household, if they wish. These profiles include detailed information citizens want 9-1-1 representatives and response teams to know in the event of an emergency. Profiles can be completed by visiting or downloading the Smart911 App.

With this new system, when an individual makes an emergency call their Safety Profile is automatically displayed for the 9-1-1 representative, enabling the proper response team(s) to be dispatched to an exact location with detailed information. Examples include fire crews knowing how many people reside in a household, EMS staff being informed of allergies or specific medical conditions, or police having a photo of a missing child in seconds, rather than minutes or hours.

Sign up for free at,, or by downloading the Smart911 App.  

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Responds to Restaurant Fire

On July 3 at 8:25 pm, the Mount Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a structure fire at Kuji Hibachi and Sushi, 5768 E. Pickard Rd.

Upon arrival crews observed smoke and flames emerging from the back of the structure. The fire began outside of the building, burned into a wall, and spread to the attic area. The restaurant was open at the time of the fire. All staff and customers were evacuated safely.

The building sustained moderate smoke damage and light structural damage to the rear corner and roof. The MPFD is investigating to determine the cause of the fire. 

The MPFD was assisted by MMR, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Responds to Two Structure Fires Over Weekend

On January 9, 2021 at 7:06 a.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a house fire at 448 E. Pickard Road in Union Township.

Upon arrival firefighters observed light smoke coming from the structure. It was determined the fire was located in the attic, and was quickly extinguished. Smoke and fire damage were sustained in the attic and the rear of the home. The MPFD is currently investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

The occupants of the residence were home at the time of the incident and safely exited the structure.

The MPFD was assisted by the Isabella County Fire Investigation Team and the Deerfield Fire Department.

On January 10, 2021 at 5:21 a.m. the MPFD responded to a barn fire at 4989 E. Millbrook Road in Union Township.  Firefighters arrived on the scene and observed a large barn fully engulfed in heavy smoke and flames. The building is determined a total loss. The MPFD is investigating the cause of the fire.

All farm animals were safely removed from the area.           

The MPFD was assisted by MMR, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department and Fremont Fire Department.