Station 22


  • In 1962 there was the need for a second station in Clay Township.  The land was purchased and Clay Station 2 was built at 18355 Auten Road.
  • In 1998 Station 2 was remodeled for more space which has provided the firehouse:
    • 3rd bay
    • Administrative offices
    • Mechanic area
    • New living quarters
    • Additional space for St. Joseph County Fire Dispatch Center
  • In 2007 the community building was remodeled for classrooms and the Clay Fire Command Training Center.
  • In 2008 the area behind the station was converted to house the Clay Fire Training Grounds.
  • December 2014, St. Joseph County Fire Dispatch Center relocated in preparation to join the St. Joseph County Communications Consortium.
  • January 2015, Operation Center was established in the old dispatch center.
  • In 2013 the building was renamed Station 22.

Service Area

Located at 18355 Auten Road, Clay Station 22 covers  approximately 10 square miles. The response area for this district is Laurel Rd to the West; Gumwood Road to the East; the Michigan State Line to the North; and Darden Road to the South.

Housed at Station 22

This facility can accommodate up to (12) 24-hour firefighters, 6 apparatus bays, Fire Department Administrative offices, and houses the following: 
  • Engine 22
  • Tanker 22
  • Medic 22
  • Engine 29
  • Medic 29
Gray building housing 2 fire trucks
Station 22
Old school house housing 2 fire trucks
Old Station 2