Tecumseh Fire Department


The Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS response to the community.The Fire Department is headed by Chief Joseph C. Tuckey. The Tecumseh City Charter delegates responsibility to the Fire Department for the prevention and suppression of fires, calling for a Fire Chief to be appointed by the City Manager with City Council approval to administer the operations of the department.

The Fire Department is a combination department, employing a mixture of career and volunteer, or part-paid, firefighters. Full-time positions include the Chief and three firefighters with medical licenses at or above the EMT-Specialist level. These three firefighters work a 24-hour rotation, which insures the department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Part-paid members of the staff carry pagers and are on call around the clock to respond to all calls. The department provides fire protection to the City of Tecumseh and by contract to Tecumseh Township from one station, located at the intersection of South Evans Street and Russell Road.

City of Tecumseh - Changes to City Ordinance, Section 38 - Open Burning

Notice – City of Tecumseh

Effective October 22, 2012, The City of Tecumseh will no longer issue burn permits for open burning of trees, logs, stumps, brush, leaves and  grass clippings.  State of Michigan Public Act 451 of 1994 prohibits this type of open burning within 1400 feet of a City.   The City of Tecumseh will continue to issue permits for campfires per our ordinance and in compliance with Public Act 451.