Emergency Medical Service

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 8 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 MyMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, board certified emergency physicians and highly trained nursing and support staff provide definitive care for ill and injured patients. Alpena City Fire Department personnel 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.  Alpena City Fire Department is the primary ALS transport service for the entire 1700 square miles of Alpena County.

Dial 9-1-1

Ambulance Transfers In-County

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for Alpena City Fire Department ambulance 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.

Public Access Defibrillation and CPR Initiatives
The Alpena City Fire Department is committed to community safety and education.  We offer CPR and AED training to the community.  Contact Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Captain Andy Marceau at (989) 354-1859 for more information.