Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to fire at Fairfield Inn

On November 15, 2019 at 7:29 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) was dispatched to a structure fire at the Fairfield Inn located at 2525 S. University Park Drive. Firefighters arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke coming from the heating unit in Room 218, which was unoccupied at the time.

The building’s fire alarm prompted the evacuation of the entire building and the sprinkler system extinguished the fire in Room 218 before firefighters arrived. The building’s lobby suffered water damage and Room 218 suffered extensive fire and smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

There were no reported injuries to hotel guests, staff or firefighters. The MPFD escorted hotel guests to gather their belongings and all guests are being relocated to other properties for the evening.

The Mt Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, the Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department and Mobile Medical Response.

Join the Mt. Pleasant Police to support Toys for Tots and Visit with Santa

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department invites the public to help ‘cram a cruiser’ and visit with Santa from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at Mt Pleasant’s Division of Public Safety.

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped, unopened toy to support the local Toys for Tots Drive. The evening includes the chance to visit with Santa, meet the officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments, sit behind the wheel of a fire truck, and enjoy hot cocoa and candy canes.

With each toy donated you earn a chance to win a half-day, two-person walleye fishing trip on the Saginaw Bay.

Parking and entrance will be at the rear (south side) of the Public Safety Building, 804 E. High Street.

 

UPDATE (9/5/19) – Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to gas line explosion – 3700 E. Deerfield Rd.

UPDATE:  9/5/19: 

On August 22, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a an explosion at the Lexington Ridge Apartment complex, 3700 E. Deerfield Road. When fire department personnel arrived at the scene light smoke was visible from the rear of building – V.

A fire in the crawl space was quickly extinguished. The building sustained light fire and smoke damage with structural damage to the structure’s end units.

The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time of the explosion. No injuries were reported from individuals in any of the adjoining apartments.

It has been confirmed that the explosion was due to a damaged gas line located on the exterior of the building.

 

August 22, 2019 Release: 

On August 22, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a an explosion at the Lexington Ridge Apartment complex, 3700 E. Deerfield Road. When fire department personnel arrived at the scene light smoke was visible from the rear of building – V.

A fire in the crawl space was quickly extinguished. The building sustained light fire and smoke damage with structural damage to the structure’s end units.

The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time of the explosion. No injuries were reported from individuals in any of the adjoining apartments.

The explosion was due to a damaged gas line and is being investigated further by Consumers Energy and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 2668 Ivy Lane

On August 21, 2019 at 3:11 a.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2668 Ivy Lane in the Crossings Mobile Home Park. Firefighters arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure. The occupant of the residence was home at the time of the fire and made it out of the structure safely.

The modular home and its contents received heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Dept. was assisted by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Shepherd Tri Township Fire Department, Deerfield Fire Department and Mobile Medical Response.

Division of Public Safety Video Reveal and Department Highlights

The Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments are committed to serving with pride, integrity and compassion as highlighted in this video produced by Drone the News. Click on the link below to view the video.

Division of Public Safety Video

In addition to responding to more than 25,000 service calls, and completing more than 100 hours of training a year, the Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Safety (DPS) sponsors a variety of events and programs. Below is a snapshot of these offerings.

14th Annual Coney’s for a Cause – June 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Stop by the Pixie Restaurant (302 N. Mission Street) and enjoy $1.19 coney dogs while helping the Mt. Pleasant Youth Services Unit (YSU) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Pre-orders will be taken until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 and can be emailed to ysu@mt-pleasant.org.  Order forms can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org. YSU officers will deliver pre-orders of $18 or more.

Vacation Security Checks – The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will check your house while you are away on vacation. Those individuals interested in this no fee service should fill out the Vacation/Security Check Application and submit it to the Police Department.

Prescription Drug Drop Off – The Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety offers a Prescription Drug Drop Box for the City of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding area. A secure mail slot is located in the Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety lobby located at 804 E. High Street. Individuals can walk in and anonymously deposit unused or expired prescription medications twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Neighborhood Resource Unit – This unit, housed within the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, investigates new community-oriented programs, revamps existing programs, and works closely with neighborhood associations to assure neighborhoods remain desirable.

Annual Free Smoke Alarm Campaign – To help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, partners with the American Red Cross for their annual free smoke alarm installation drive.

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to garage fire

At 5:58 a.m. on February 17, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded with two engines, one rescue unit and nineteen personnel to a garage fire at 1623 E. Gaylord Street.

Arriving crews observed heavy smoke and flames coming from a garage connected to a four unit condominium. Occupants were home at the time of the fire and all four units were evacuated. The fire was contained to the garage and one vehicle, with one unit having light smoke damage.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with an aggressive interior attack and stopped the fire from extending into the home. The occupants of all four units will not be displaced; one unit will require some cleaning.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated at $75,000.00.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Tribal Fire Department, MMR, DTE and Consumers Energy.

No firefighter injuries occurred on scene, two occupants sought treatment on their own for minor smoke inhalation. The occupants were alerted by the smoke detectors present in the residence.

Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year. Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

City of Mt. Pleasant 2/12/19 Winter Storm Update: Cancellations and Street Parking Reminder

Due to the winter storm, below is a list of current closures and reminders from the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Updates to this list will be posted on the following social media accounts, City of Mt. Pleasant Blog and the Community Information Line:

City of Mt. Pleasant @mtpleasantmi Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety @mtppublicsafety Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Twitter @MtPleasantMI

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety Twitter @mtppublicsafety

City of Mt. Pleasant Blog; mpcityblog.com

Community Information Line  (989) 779-5320

CANCELLATIONS for 2/12/19:

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Job Fair scheduled for from 6-8 p.m.

Historic District Commission Meeting scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  Rescheduled for 3/12/19 at 5:00 p.m.

STREET PARKING:  Please remember to not park on City streets.  This will help our Street Department clear our streets quickly and efficiently during this winter storm.

As a reminder, from Dec. 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019, on-street and City lot parking is prohibited in non-downtown areas from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. On-street parking is prohibited downtown from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the year.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1435 Highland Street

On January 20, 2019 at 9:50 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1435 Highland Street. The initial on scene report indicated heavy smoke coming from the eaves and flames on the north side of the bi-level residential structure. The occupants were out of the house upon arrival of first responders and no injuries were reported. The occupant was alerted to smoke coming from the eaves by a neighbor.

 Firefighters extinguished the fire through an aggressive interior and exterior attack. The structure received moderate structural damage and heavy interior damage with loss of most of the contents. Residents of the home will be displaced for an unknown period of time.

 The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated over $150,000.

 The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Mobile Medical Response, Shepherd Tri-Township, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department and DTE Energy.

 Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year. Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

 Remember if you are heating with wood to have your chimney cleaned and checked annually by a professional.

 

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1604 W. Michigan Street

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1604 W. Michigan Street

On January 5, 2019 at 7:08 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1604 W. Michigan Street. The initial on the scene report indicated heavy smoke coming from the rear of a single story residential structure. The occupants were out of the house upon arrival of first responders and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire through an aggressive interior and exterior attack.

The structure received light structural damage and heavy interior damage with loss of most contents. Residents of the home will be displaced for an unknown period of time.

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.  Damages are estimated at more than $100,000.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Mobile Medical Response.

Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping.  Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year.  Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

35-year-old man on motorized bike injured in collision with car on Mission Street

On June 26, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Isabella County Central Dispatch received a call of a motorized bicycle hitting a car in the 2300 block of S. Mission Street in the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant Police responded to the scene and observed a 35-year-old male unconscious with facial injuries.

Mt. Pleasant Police Officers determined the bicyclist was traveling south on the sidewalk, alongside S. Mission Street. The car, driven by a 25-year-old male, was waiting to turn on S. Mission from the Stadium Mall parking lot.

The 35-year-old bicyclist rode directly into the side of the 25-year-old’s car causing the bicyclist to fall and strike his head on the pavement.

Due to the accident, the motorized bicycle caught fire causing damage to the bicycle and car.

Mobile Medical Response and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

The bicyclist was flown to a Grand Rapids area hospital for treatment.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Isabella County Central Dispatch, Mobile Medical Response and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.