Deputy Chief - Training Officer

Deputy Chief - Training Officer

Alpena Fire Department / Alpena County EMS
501 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, Michigan  49707
Phone: 989.354.1850
Fax: 989.354.1805

Currently VACANT

The Deputy Chief/Training Officer is an administrative position created to assist the Fire Chief in daily operations.  With a career staff of 30 Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT’s to respond to the communities needs we are constantly training to prepare to meet those needs.  Nine of our personnel are UMBC Critical Care Paramedics requiring even more enhanced training.

Our training program is very progressive, and skills based to enhance the response capabilities of personnel in areas of fire suppression, firefighter safety and survival, ice and water rescue, vehicle extrication and stabilization, rope rescue, hazardous materials response, advanced and basic life support treatment skills, Critical Care treatment skills, and apparatus operations.  In 2020, we achieved more than 4500 personnel training hours in these various disciplines.

The Alpena Fire Department also provides Medical First Responder (MFR) initial courses and continuing education training for local First Responder agencies in Alpena County to help keep them current in licensing and response requirements.