Our amazing team consists of 9 Emergency Communication Officers, 4 Dispatch Supervisors, an Office Manager, a Network and Systems Administrator, a Deputy Director and a Director.
Barry County Central Dispatch is the Dispatch Authority for Barry County. Opening in 1992, we have been answering 911 calls and dispatching Police, Fire and EMS ever since.
While the technology has changed, our mission has not.
Commitment and Dedication to the delivery of courteous, efficient, dependable and professional 9-1-1 / Public Safety communication services and support
Our monthly warning siren tests are conducted on the first Saturday of the month at 1pm April through September unless there is severe weather.
Testing covers the sirens in Freeport, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville, Orangeville Township, Yankee Springs Township and Woodland Township.
Please help us out by reporting any siren activation or lack of activation during any of our monthly tests by a call or text to 269-205-8866 or filling out the Barry County Warning Siren Report online
Please help us out by reporting any siren activation or lack of activation during any of our monthly tests by calling or texting 269-205-8866 or filling out the Barry County Warning Siren Report online here
Please be sure to check your local ordinances as well as the State laws regarding the use of Fireworks. Below is the link as well as the text from section 28.457 of the MIchigan Fireworks Safety Act.
28.457 Local ordinances. Sec. 7.
(1) Except as provided in this act, a local unit of government shall not enact or enforce an ordinance, code, or regulation pertaining to or in any manner regulating the sale, display, storage, transportation, or distribution of fireworks regulated under this act.
(2) A local unit of government may enact an ordinance regulating the ignition, discharge, and use of consumer fireworks, including, but not limited to, an ordinance prescribing the hours of the day or night during which a person may ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks. If a local unit of government enacts an ordinance under this subsection, the ordinance shall not regulate the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks on the following days after 11 a.m.:
(a) December 31 until 1 a.m. on January 1.
(b) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(c) June 29 to July 4 until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(d) July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
(e) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(3) An ordinance under subsection (2) shall impose a civil fine of $1,000.00 for each violation of the ordinance and no other fine or sanction. The ordinance must provide for the remittance of $500.00 of the fine collected under the ordinance to the local law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing the ordinance.
(4) Beginning August 1, 2019, a local unit of government with a population of 100,000 or more or a local unit of government located in a county with a population of 750,000 or more may enact or enforce an ordinance that regulates the use of a temporary structure. An ordinance established under this subsection may include, but is not limited to, a restriction on the number of permits issued for a temporary structure, regulation of the distance required between 2 or more temporary structures, or a zoning ordinance that regulates the use of a temporary structure. An ordinance established under this subsection may not prohibit the temporary storage, transportation, or distribution of fireworks by a consumer fireworks certificate holder at a retail location that is a permanent building or structure. As used in this subsection, "temporary structure" means a movable structure that is used in the sale, display, storage, transportation, or distribution of fireworks, including, but not limited to, a tent or a stand.
History: 2011, Act 256, Eff. Jan. 1, 2012;Am. 2013, Act 65, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2013;Am. 2018, Act 635, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2018.