GRAND JUNCTION — Life EMS Ambulance has announced an expansion of its primary 911 emergency response area in Southwest Michigan to include Columbia Township in Van Buren County, according to a news release.

The expansion took effect on Jan. 1. Columbia Township joins Pine Grove Township, Bloomingdale Township and the city of Gobles as part of the Van Buren County service area cared for by Life EMS Ambulance’s team, it was announced Wednesday.