Emergency Medical Services
 EMS Star  AFD-medic-patch  ccemtp

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 9 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 Alpena Regional Medical Center, board certified emergency physicians and highly trained nursing and support staff provide definitive care for ill and injured patients. City of 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 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.

Transfer Services - 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. We also work in close cooperation with Alpena Regional Medical Center to provide highly specialized medical care and trasportation of critically ill or injured patients to larger metropolitan medical centers. Our Mobile Intensive Unit (MICU) is staffed with critical care paramedics (CCEMTP) who have been trained and certified by the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the national gold standard for critical care transport services. 

Dial 9-1-1

Local BLS or Interfacility ALS Transfers
(989) 354-1850

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for Alpena Fire Paramedic response. For non-emergency ambulance transfer services, provided by both the City of Alpena and Alpena Township Fire Departments, please call (989) 354-1850. Under state and federal law, parties have the right to choose their care providers. We would be happy to help, and 100% of the revenue generated from non-emergency transfers returns to the Alpena community in the form of local government citizen services. We are a Medicaid, Medicare, and Blue Cross-Blue Shield participating provider, and Alpena County taxpayers receive a discount on any co-pay or deductibles that may be applicable. There is often no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.
We are committed to providing the very best quality care for our citizens.