Fire Chief

Fire Chief

City of Alpena Fire Department / Alpena County EMS
501 W. Chisholm St., Alpena, Michigan  49707
Phone: 989.354.1841, Fax: 989.354.1805
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Fire Chief
Rob Edmonds
Fire Chief Phone: 989.354.1841

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The Fire Chief is the departments lead administrator, and oversees all aspects of the fire department's operation. Chief Edmonds  has 35 years of experience in emergency services and 17 years of experience as a Command Officer with the City of Alpena.  Chief Edmonds is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University School of Fire Staff and Command, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Studies from Siena Heights University. Additionally, Chief Edmonds holds a certification from the State of Michigan as a Paramedic Instructor/Coordinator, is a MIFFTC certified Fire Instructor I, and an advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in the "Everyone Goes Home" safety initiative.  Chief is an Adjunct Instructor for North Central Michigan College for their Paramedic Program as well as with MyMichigan EMS in a collaborative Paramedic course hosted at ACFD. 

The Alpena City Fire Department is an all-hazard emergency service with full-time, career personnel ready to respond to a wide array of situations. These include fire suppression, hazardous materials response, specialized rescue including high-angle, open water, cold water, ice rescue, vehicle stabilization/extrication, and advanced life support emergency medical services. 

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 Department 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 a member of the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 3702.,
and the MI-Prevention Community Risk Reduction initiative.

Chief Edmonds is a volunteer advocate for the
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Everyone Goes Home program
encouraging a culture of safety at ACFD and beyond