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Thompson Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1980 with 19 volunteers and a 1963 Tanker. Past Fire Chiefs include Larry Zentner, Richard Forstner, James Foster, John Stapleton, Corey Frankovich, Marc Cheuvront, and Jon Burk. We currently have 14 volunteers. We have a 3000 gallon capacity tanker and a 1250 gallon capacity pumper along with 2 brush trucks as the main vehicles. Gear for firefighters over the years has been purchased using FEMA funds from the Federal Government. We have also received several smaller grants from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the Department of Natural Resources, and generous donations from area residents (thank you!). If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer firefighter, please contact the Fire Chief or our Township Supervisor.

Fire Chief

Matt Silkworth
327 Schoolcraft Ave.
Manistique, MI
(906) 450-4843

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Volunteer Officers

Keith Farley – Assistant Fire Chief
Garden, MI

B.J. Ash – Captain, Chaplain
Thompson Township, MI

Jordan Hubble – Lieutenant
Hiawatha Township, MI

Volunteer Firefighters

Tiffany Meffer
Thompson Township, MI

Kelly Ash
Thompson Township, MI

Kathy Jo Frenette
Manistique, MI

Andrew Shepley
Manistique, MI

Mason Santi
Thompson Township, MI

Zachary Santi
Thompson Township, MI

Sarah Unger
Manistique, MI

Tom Agawa
Thompson Township, MI

Kris Ozanich
“Whereabouts Unknown”