Fire Chief

Fire Chief

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

Bill F
Fire Chief
Bill Forbush, EFO
billf@alpena.mi.us
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.  

Bill Forbush
Fire Chief
 989-354-1840
Robert Adrian
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
989-354-1841
   

 


Department Personnel

Shift One

Shift Two

Shift Three

Brian Caldwell
Captain/Paramedic

Rob Edmonds
Captain/Paramedic

Mike Manchester
Captain/Paramedic

Harold Knopp
Lt./Paramedic

Tim Slosser
Lt./Paramedic

Andy Marceau
Lt./Paramedic

Mike Sanders
FF/Paramedic

Andy Williams
FF/Paramedic

Jim Stachlewitz
FF/Paramedic

Jason Rouse
FF/Paramedic

Jeff King
FF/Paramedic

Brett Miller
FF/Paramedic

Dean Rivard
FF/Paramedic

Michael Torok
FF/Paramedic

Doug Krueger
FF/Paramedic

Chris Morrison
FF/Paramedic

Dan Hibner
FF/Paramedic

Adrienne Thompson
FF/Paramedic

Chris Stephens
F/F Paramedic

Jeremiah Misiak
FF/Paramedic

Caleb Borchard
FF/Paramedic

Doug Keogh
F/F Paramedic

Rob Hamilton 
F/F Paramedic

Tyler Suszek
FF/Paramedic

Nick Harrison 
FF/Paramedic

Samantha Lucas
F/F Paramedic

Phil Curley
FF/Paramedic

 

The City of Alpena is accepting applications for part-time auxiliary firefighter-EMTs to augment our career staff during peak periods. Please contact Human Resources at 989-354-1714 for details.