volunteer members of R.F.C. Fire and Rescue, are dedicated to
protecting the lives and property of Readmond,
Friendship and Cross Village Townships."
In the late 1970's, residents and property
owners of Readmond and Friendship Townships were
concerned about fire protection and the long
response times to fires and emergencies from
Harbor Springs. Realizing that saving lives and
property required a prompt response, these men
and women began to secure property for a fire
station, funds to procure equipment, and people
to become firefighters and rescue personnel.
In order to achieve this goal, the Good Hart Mini-Fair
was born. Proceeds from this fundraising
event were used to purchase
used equipment and to essentially start a fire
department from scratch. Land was donated for
the fire hall on Robinson Road and members and
supporters built the building. Soon, Cross
Village joined in and the Readmond-Friendship
Cross Village Fire Department, now known as
R.F.C. Fire and Rescue, was born.
Today, the Fire Department is
dynamic organization, changing and growing to
meet the increasing demands placed upon it.
Major construction, increasing year-round
residents as well as year-round visitors create
increasing responsibility upon safety services.
Local, State, and Federal requirements also
place regulatory demands upon the Fire
Department that we are ready and willing to