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.
In addition to its City and County roles, AFD is temporarily providing fire and emergency services to the north half of the Charter Township of Alpena. March 31, a five year management and response agreement with Presque Isle Township will end, as AFD and community volunteers have fully rebuilt the failed department and a new, well staffed and equipped governmental agency stands in its place.