Fire Chief

Fire Chief

Alpena Public Safety Facility
501 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, Michigan  49707
Phone: (989) 354-1850
Fax: (989) 354-1805

Bill F
Fire Chief
Bill Forbush
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 over 30 years of experience in emergency services and is active in regional, state, and national professional groups.

The Alpena Fire Department is an all-hazard emergency service. Twenty-nine 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. Through it Fire Prevention Division, the department provides fire inspection, code enforcement, and public education services to help prevent emergencies in the community.

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.

For almost 30 years, Alpena Firefighters have also provided non-emergency ambulance services to transport residents home from the hospital or to meet routine medical needs. A specially equipped Mobile Intensive Care Unit was added to the Alpena Fire Department fleet in early 2011.

Clerical Personnel

Tracy Marquardt
Administrative Assistant
tracym@alpena.mi.us
Gretchen Kruse
Office Clerk
gretchenk@alpena.mi.us
   

 


Department Personnel

Shift One

Shift Two

Shift Three

Brian Caldwell
Captain/Paramedic

Rob Edmonds
Captain/Paramedic

Mike Manchester
Captain/Paramedic

Tim Slosser
Lt./Paramedic

Harold Knopp
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

Rob Hamilton
FF/Paramedic

Adrienne Thompson
FF/Paramedic

Chris Stephens
F/F Paramedic

Dan Hibner
FF/Paramedic

Caleb Borchard
FF/Paramedic

Nick Harrison
F/F Paramedic

Jeremiah Misiak
F/F Paramedic

Tyler Suszek
FF/Paramedic

Doug Keogh
FF/Paramedic

Travis McPherson
F/F Paramedic

John Truss
FF/Paramedic

 

fire department group pic