Barry County Central Dispatch  

2600 Nashville Rd. Hastings, MI 49058

Administrative calls (269) 948.4825   Non-Emergency Dispatch (269) 948.4800 option 1

Director, Phyllis Fuller at  fax (269) 948.3330





Milestones Celebrated at the 9-1-1 Center

Several employees were recently celebrated by the 9-1-1 staff for their longevity and dedication.  Words of wisdom shared by all three - "be willing to adapt to change and treat others with respect"

Michelle James 15 years            Leslie Parrish 5 years             Allen Bross 10 years


Barry County Central Dispatch
9-1-1 Authority

Training/Meeting Room Addition


Project Background

The 9-1-1 facility was built in 1991. During the original planning stages, a training/meeting room was not a part of the design, only a large area for an emergency operations center (EOC). For many years the 9-1-1 authority board conducted their monthly meetings in the EOC, as well as many other types of meetings and training sessions. In 2007, local code inspectors deemed that the “total lower level of the building is allocated to the EOC function and is to only be used for the purpose of accommodating the emergency management activities.” The addition to the 9-1-1 center will enable the board, committees, personnel, and other public safety agencies and associations to conduct their business at the 9-1-1 center.


The approximate cost of the project is $500,000. Operating budget fund equity will cover the projected cost(s) of the project. The 9-1-1 Authority Board is not asking for additional tax payer dollars to pay for this project; as a matter of fact, the board has recommended the assessment of less than the allowable maximum over the last three years, 3/4 of a mill in 2012, 6/10 of a mill in 2013, and 3/4 of a mill in 2014. The tax payers have already approved up to 1 mill per year to operate the 9-1-1 center and there will not be an increase in taxes









Barry County Central Dispatch

Administrative Board Meeting

 June 23, 2014 2:00pm

Hastings Township Hall

885 River Rd

Hastings, MI 49058


Barry County Central Dispatch

Technical Committee Meeting

June 23, 2014  1:00pm

Hastings Township Hall






Learn more about Next Generation 911




Open Burn Permits Have New Phone Number To Call

In an effort to ease the process of getting information regarding an open burn permit in Barry County, several Fire Departments are joining forces to have one telephone number to call. The new number is 269-205-8510.  Thornapple Township Emergency Services will continue to issue burn permits for Thornapple Township, Yankee Springs Township and the portion of Irving Township they service. For a burning permit in these areas call 269-795-7243. Assyria Township which is serviced by Bellevue Fire Department will still call 517-763-3262.

All others in Barry County will now need to use the new number, 269-205-8510. You will receive a recorded message that will advise whether or not open burning is permitted that day. If the message advises that open burning is permitted, leave your name, phone number and address of where you will be burning. You then may go ahead and burn the following items only; limbs, brush, stumps, evergreen needles, leaves, and/or grass. If the message advises that open burning is NOT permitted that day you will need to call back when weather conditions have changed to obtain a permit.     

Once you have decided to burn on a permitted day and have given the proper information to the service line,  YOU must attend to your fire at all times until it is completely extinguished. YOU are responsible for fire, smoke and odors created by your fire. You are responsible for any damage that results from your fire. If your fire gets out of your control immediately call 911 and request your fire departments assistance. 

Open Burning Permits only allow for you to burn the following; limbs, brush, stumps, evergreen needles, leaves, and grass. The burning of logs, stumps, trees and brush is NOT allowed within 1400 feet of a city or village under DEQ air quality rules. Michigan air quality and solid waste regulations prohibit open burning that creates smoke or odor nuisances.

Open Burning Permits are not required for cooking or recreational camp fires.

The following items can NEVER be burned and you may be fined for doing so; demolition debris, construction materials, automotive parts and household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials.  

There are several alternative to burning.

Composting yard waste and using leaves for mulch are alternatives to open burning of yard waste. Composting produces valuable soil fertilizer through the natural process of decomposition. Compost piles are simple to begin and maintain, and take up relatively little space. For more information on composting at home contact our county Michigan State University Extension Office at 269-945-1388.

Contact local programs about recycling of plastic, cardboard, paper, metals, etc in your area. Donate reusable items to charitable organizations, families or friends. Dispose of unwanted items in a licensed landfill instead of open burning.

Barry County holds two Household Hazardous Waste, Tires and Medicine Collections each year.  These collections take place in the spring and fall at the Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 N. M-37.  The collections are sponsored by the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee with support from the Barry County Fair Board, Waste Management, Barry-Eaton District Health Department, Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force, Sheriff’s Department, and Local Pharmacies.

For further questions please contact your local fire department.


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