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South Haven Area Emergency Services

The Mission of SHAES
The Mission of the South Haven (Michigan) Area Emergency Services (SHAES) is to preserve life, limb and property through aggressive fire prevention, education and fire suppression. To provide the highest quality of emergency medical care with skill and compassion. To serve our communities with pride, integrity and courage.

PHOTO GALLERY OF RECENT SHAES RESPONSES

PHOTO GALLERY OF 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

SHAES News Updates

SHAES Invites Applications for Firefighter/Paramedic Position

South Haven Area Emergency Services is accepting applications for the purpose of creating a hiring list for a Fulltime Firefighter/Paramedic position. The hiring list may be valid for up to one year. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, December 23 at 5pm in the office of the Executive Director. Eligible Applicants must be Michigan Certified Firefighter II and State of Michigan Licensed EMT-Paramedic by June 1, 2021. Applicants will be required to pass a written and practical exam. Job description – http://www.shaes.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=public:driver Job Application Form – Download an Employment Application Applications may also be picked up at SHAES Station 3, 90 Blue Star Hwy., South Haven, Michigan 49090. South Haven Area Emergency Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Death of SHAES Firefighter Tom Leva

We sadly report the death of longtime SHAES firefighter Tom Leva after a courageous battle against cancer on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Tom served our community as a part-paid firefighter for 25 years, joining the South Haven Fire Department in 1994 and beginning in 1996 South Haven Area Emergency Services. He retired in December, 2019. In 2014 he was the recipient of the department's leadership award.

Statement from Chief Brandon Hinz: ” Tom was a good person, through and through. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone and he was likely the most intelligent person any of us will ever meet. He loved SHAES and was our biggest supporter, bar none. Tom will be missed greatly but not forgotten. We often celebrate the lives, service and memories of our passed and retired members at the coffee table…he was a large part of that while he was with us, he will certainly be a large part of that after his passing”

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home.

Governor Whitmer Thanks SHAES Responders

SHAES staff hosted a special visitor on Friday, Oct. 30, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer stopped at Station 3 with pizza for lunch and to say “thank you” for the work of our responders during the current COVID pandemic. Chief Hinz presented her with two SHAES t-shirts, including one that the department created for Cancer Awareness Month.

New SHAES Rescue - Made in South Haven

A new heavy duty Rescue truck is being manufactured for SHAES by Spencer Manufacturing of South Haven. Deputy Chief Keith Bierhalter is pictured with the Rescue during its very early stages of construction. The new Rescue will replace the 1998 model Rescue One. Delivery is scheduled for early in 2021. See more pictures – http://www.shaes.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=public:new_2271

Ron Ridley is SHAES Firefighter of the Year

A veteran firefighter with over four decades of service has been named the South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) Firefighter of the Year. Captain Ron Ridley has been selected by his peers for the honor a second time. He was also chosen Firefighter of the Year in 2003.

Ridley started with the former Casco township fire department in 1979. He was chief of that department when Casco became part of SHAES in 1995. He was promoted to captain in 2010.

“Ron's 40-plus year career in the fire service serves as a model for anyone looking to pursue this lifestyle,” said Chief Brandon Hinz when presenting the award at a recent meeting of the SHEAS Authority Board. “I was fortunate to work with Ron on a shift and we are all fortunate to have Ron serving SHAES as such a solid employee, mentor and friend.”

See other recent department recognitions – http://www.shaes.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=public:2020_annual_banquet

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