Alpena Fire Department / Alpena County EMS
501 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Bill Forbush, EFO
Fire Chief Phone: 989.354.1840
The Fire Chief is the departments lead administrator, and oversees all aspects of the fire department's operation. Forbush has almost 40 years of experience in emergency services and is in a leadership role in local, regional, state, and national professional groups.
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 service. The Department is developing a comprehensive Community Risk Reduction (CRR) plan that will darmatically enhance out fire prevention efforts.
Alpena firefighter/paramedics provide the highest level of medical care available outside of a hospital. Through a contract 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 critcal care paramedics provide care and transportation for critically ill or injured patients being tranferred to larger medical centers for definitive care.
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
Andy Marceau, Captain
Community Risk Reduction