Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a system of people and resources working together to protect and care for the public during trauma or medical emergencies. EMS in Alpena County is comprised of trained dispatchers, dedicated first responders from 9 different fire departments who provide initial on-scene care, and firefighter/paramedics from the City of Alpena who provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) on scene and during ambulance transport. At MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, board certified emergency physicians and highly trained nursing and support staff provide definitive care for ill and injured patients. City of 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.

We also work in close cooperation with MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena to provide highly specialized medical care and transportation of critically ill or injured patients to larger metropolitan medical centers. Our two Mobile Intensive Units (MICUs) are staffed with critical care paramedics (CCEMTP) who have been trained and certified by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the national gold standard for critical care transport services. 

Dial 9-1-1

Interfacility ALS and MICU Ambulance Transfers

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for Alpena Fire Paramedic response.   We are a Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Hospice of Michigan participating provider, and Alpena County taxpayers receive a discount on any co-pay or deductibles that may be applicable on emergency calls. There is often no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.

Community CPR Training

Open enrollment CPR training is avaailable through MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena. Traiing for groups can be arranged through the fire department by contacting the CRR Office at 354-1859