Granger Fire & Rescue History:

On June 16, 1961 the Granger Township Trustees by Resolution created the Granger Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. It read in part, "It's object shall be the prevention of fire, and the preservation and protection of life and property from and during such fires as may occur".

The first Fire Chief was George Towslee, who was instrumental in organizing the Department. In Sept. of 1962, Melvin West, one of the original charter members was appointed Chief. In Jan. of 1965 Richard Alber was appointed Chief and served in that capacity for 25 years. The present station was constructed during his tenure and the first Rescue Squad purchased.

Effective July 1, 1999, John Hadam took a leave of absence as Granger Twp. Fire Chief due to a family member's illness. John joined the department in 1985 and has served as Chief since January 1990, succeeding Richard Alber. John Hadam returned as chief October 1999. Chief Hadam retired Dec. 31, 2011. He had served as Chief for 23 years and was on the department for 26 years.

On January 1, 2012 James Paulett was appointed Fire Chief. Chief Paulett lives close by in Bath and has many years of Fire & Rescue Dept. experience, including 11 years as a chief.



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