Station 23


  • The German Township Fire Department Station 1 was established in 1963 and served the community until July 31, 2006.
  • On August 1, 2006, Clay Fire began providing 24/7 advanced life support and fire protection coverage for German Township and became Clay Fire Station 3.
  • In 2007, the German Township community approved an extensive renovation and expansion of the existing station.
  • In 2013, the building was renamed to Station 23.

Service Area

Located at 51775 Portage Road, Clay Station 23 serves the German Township Community and covers approximately 15 square miles, including 2.5 miles of the St. Joseph River, and automatic aid to the South Bend Regional Airport. The response area for this district is Pine Road to the West; Laruel Road  to the East; the Michigan State Line to the North; and the City of South Bend & Edison Road to the South.

Housed at Station 23

This facility can accommodate up to 6 24-hour firefighters, 4 apparatus bays and houses the following:
  • Engine 23
  • Tactical 2
  • Tactical 3
  • Tanker 23
  • Boat 23
  • Logistics 23
  • Mule

German Township Station 23
Clay Station 23 located on Portage Road in German Township.