Torch Lake Township is seated in northern Michigan between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

Below are links to Torch Lake Township departments,  officials, forms and documents.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Township facts
Helpful links
Annual budgets

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Supervisor
Treasurer
Clerk

Trustees

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Assessor
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND DEPARTMENTS

Board of Review
EMS
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

COMMITTEES

View a list of all committees

ELECTIONS

View election information

STAFF

Full roster

TAXES

Pay TLT taxes online

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

View a complete list of forms
and applications

ORDINANCES / ETC.

Zoning Ordinance
Township and police ordinances
Pending and new ordinances
Land Use Plan

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

Regular meeting agendas
Nonregular meeting agendas
Minutes for past meetings

FOIA

Miscellaneous documents


Torch Lake Township
EMS Department


Torch Lake Township's EMS department was formed in 1997 and is licensed as a basic life support transporting ambulance service - allowing us to provide initial patient care and transportation to those in need. When indicated, we can also call for an Advanced Life Support Unit which meets us on the way to the hospital.

Our crew consists of twenty-four members including five Paramedics, five EMT Specialists, ten EMT - Basics, three medical first-responders and one in training. While a few of these folks are locals, the majority come from surrounding areas. Most work both part-time here and full-time for other ambulance services.

Our primary ambulance is staffed with a minimum of two crew members at any given time. One member is always with the ambulance and a second is rarely more than 5 minutes away. Our "out the door" response time averages under 4 minutes and (under normal weather conditions) we often respond to events within Torch Lake Township in under 9 minutes.

EMS services are funded by a combination of "run fees", taxpayer support, grants and gifts.

Run fees:

Most insurance policies cover some or all of the cost of emergency ambulance services. To take advantage of these funding resources, the township bills for applicable ambulance transports. Rates are realistically set for most common insurance providers - including Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. To help those without funding or assistance, the township Board adopted a policy to waive fees for those truly indigent.

Loan-out medical aids:

Need to borrow a piece of medical equipment? The EMS department has a variety of items available - including bath seats, shower seats, walkers, wheel chairs, crutches, canes, commodes and toilet raisers. Loans are first-come, first-served and there is no set length of time associated with loans.

Our loan-out program does not receive funding and is supplied strictly through donations from folks who have durable medical equipment which they no longer need. If you need of a piece of equipment, simply stop-in and ask any EMS official on duty. If you have a piece of no-longer-needed medical equipment, please consider donating it to our program.

Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is critically important to us.
Please consider reviewing our EMS Privacy Practices Policy.

Torch Lake Township Emergency Medical Services department ambulance.


Tom Persons
EMT, EMS Director
Phone: (231) 599-2036
Confidential fax: (231) 599-2561
Email: emsdirector@torchlake.com

 
       
Torch Lake Township.

Street address: 2355 N US-31 | Kewadin, MI 49648
Mailing address: Post Office Box 713 | Eastport, MI 49627
Phone (231) 599-2036 | Fax (231) 599-2981
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