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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.

SHAES News Updates

Job Posting - SHAES Executive Director

South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority seeks an innovative executive director to perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional tasks in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the fire/ambulance authority.

Successful candidate will possess State certifications as Fire Fighter Two, Fire Officer Three and current EMT Basic or EMT Paramedic license. EMT Paramedic is preferred. Candidate must have work experience in the Fire/Ambulance field under the Incident Command System or related field. Must have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent supervisory abilities, budget development and administration experience and the ability to plan, organize, and manage the operations of the organization. South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefit package.

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Send completed application, cover letter and resume to or Human Resources Department, City of South Haven, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. Deadline for application is December 16, 2019. South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Historic Scott Club Receives Fire Safeguard

The Scott Club recently completed the installation of a state-of-the-art fire detection system at their historic building. SHAES staff participated in the planning for the installation of this system. The stately Queen Anne style building, constructed in 1893, is a Michigan historic site. The fire detection system facilitates the notification of the fire department thru an alarm company. This project was made possible through grants from the Rotary Club of South Haven and the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation. This is the second installation of a fire detection system in a historically important building in our community. The first was at the Historical Association of South Haven (formerly Hartman School) in 2017.

Contributon Supports SHAES Initiative

Thank you Sturgis Bank and Trust Company for your contribution in support of a SHAES initiative to acquire cleaning equipment to safeguard our first responders, The second Friday of each month is dedicated as “Jean Day” at the bank. For a donation of $5 employees can wear jeans on that Friday! Sturgis has 12 branches and each month a different branch of gets to choose the charity in their community that they would like to give the funds. All branches contribute and the total amount raised is donated to a charity. The South Haven offices chose SHAES. Recently the employees presented to Chief Ron Wise a check for $450. Pictured from left to right are Basilia Ruiz, Krissy Garland, Stephanie Timmer, Sandi Cagle, Steve Gage, Fire Chief Ron Wise, Rhonda Wendzel, and Johnathon Borsodi.

Fire Safety Fun Night Enjoyed by All

Our annual Fire Safety Fun Night was attended by more than 500 kids and adults on Thursday, Oct. 10. We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting this event. Thank you Fox 17 for your coverage –

SHAES Responders Honored for Heroism

First responders from South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) were recognized Wednesday (Sept. 4) by the City of South Haven for their actions in making rescues on Lake Michigan this summer. SHAES has responded to numerous Lake Michigan alerts most notably on July 19 and August 21 when a total of five people were rescued in the incidents.

Pictured, from left to right: David Griesel, Tim Quinn, Brian J. Horan, Brandon Hinz, Steven Cavadas, Zach Kenreich, Phillip Quinn, Ron Wise, Shawn Quinn, Brian Montgomery, Keith Bierhalter, James Quinn and Cody Sedlak. Also honored but not pictured were Patrick Quinn, Amanda Quinn, Ron Ridley and Dawn Hinz.

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