The Alpena Fire Department is an all-hazard emergency service. Thirty career firefighter/paramedics stand ready to respond to a wide array of situations. These include fire suppression, hazardous materials, specialized rescue including confined space, high-angle, cold water and ice rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical services.
Alpena firefighter/paramedics provide the highest level of medical care available outside of a hospital. Through an interlocal agreement with Alpena County, Alpena City Fire provides paramedic ambulance response for not only the City of Alpena, but also the townships of Alpena, Green, Long Rapids, Maple Ridge, Ossineke, Sanborn, Wellington, and Wilson.
Two specially equipped Mobile Intensive Care Units staffed by UMBC CCEMTP certified critical care paramedics provide care and transportation for critically ill or injured patients being transferred to larger medical centers for definitive care.