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