A Message from Chief Joe Slankster

Welcome to the Marine City Area Fire Authority website. It is an honor to serve our communities as Fire Chief. I encourage you to review the documents and postings here as we strive to be transparent about our actions and efforts to mitigate threats to public safety in our communities.

The Marine City Area Fire Authority employs State of Michigan certified Firefighters and Medical First Responders. Our Firefighters are dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of our surrounding communities by responding to their emergencies such as; medical incidents, fires (structure, brush, car, etc.), natural disasters and hazardous materials incidents. We also have several programs that can be found within these pages with other services we offer to our community, please, take a look.

I have been serving as Fire Chief at the Marine City Area Fire Authority since 2011 and as a member of the department since 1991. Over the years, I have seen many changes such as moving from a strictly volunteer department to paid on call services, new technology to assist in fighting fires, and heavily increasing calls for service in our community. Through all these changes, one thing has remained the same, the dedicated men and women at the Marine City Area Fire Authority are always ready to serve you in the event of an emergency.

Proudly serving you,

Joseph Slankster
Fire Chief

Mission Statement-

As firefighters, we will protect the lives and the property of the citizens of our community, by responding to all emergencies we have been dispatched to, in order to uphold the health, safety and prosperity our community.

Congratulations to our 2023 Fire Academy Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2023 Fire Academy Graduates!

Latest Facebook Posts

Marine City Area Fire Authority would like to Thank Algonac, Clay twp, Ira twp, St Clair fire departments, Tri Hosp Ems and Marine City Police Dept for the response to our structure fire last night. Great team work between all departments made for a quick knock down. The structure sustained signifacant damage, fire reported under Control within 15 minutes of arrival. Nobody was home at time of call and no injuries. Thank you all for your assistance. ... See MoreSee Less
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Marine City Area Fire Authority and Marine City Police Dept are still out currently looking around the area for this missing female. Last known clothing is grey yopa pants dark blue hooded sweat shirt. If anyone has ring camera on S River and Broadbridge Area please check your video around 5pm last evening see if you caught anyone walking and contact St Clair County Central Dispatch.UPDATE #3: We are sadden to report that Shellen Clements was found deceased. The Marine City Police Department offers its condolences to Shellene's family and friends during this difficult time. Details surrounding the case will not be released but I will confirm that no foul play is suspected. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who generously volunteered their time, resources, and support during the search for Shellen. Your selfless efforts and willingness to come together during this challenging time have not gone unnoticed, and I am deeply thankful for the spirit of compassion and unity that has been shown by our community. A special thanks to the following: Marine City Area Fire Authority , Michigan State Police (Trooper 2_ Helicopter), St. Clair County Sheriff's Office (K-9), and the St. Clair County Emergency Management.UPDATE #2. Overnight a Michigan State Police Helicopter helped us search for a few hours to no avail. As you wake up today please look around your yards, sheds, etc and continue helping us and the family locate Shellene. Please check any outdoor cameras to see if you might have her on video walking. UPDATE: She is possibly wearing grey yoga pants and a dark blue hoodie. She was potentially seen in the area of M-29 and Broadbridge Road walking south toward Algonac between 5:00 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. The Marine City Police Department needs your assistance in locating a missing female with dementia; Shellene Clements, 59 years of age, 5’4”, short gray hair, very thin with an injury to her nose due to a fall. If she is located, please call central dispatch at 810-985-8115. ... See MoreSee Less
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Call Volume – 3rd Quarter 2023 Totals

Total runs: 241

Medical Emergencies: 94

Fires: 5

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6

Other: 122

Cancelled Enroute: 1

Trainings: 13

Overlapping calls (more than one run happening at any time): 60 or 24.9%

Busiest hour(s): 5 pm

Busiest Day(s) of the Week: Tuesday

Incident municipality;

Marine City: 116

China Township: 10

East China Township: 32

Cottrellville Township: 44

Mutual Aid Areas: 28

Average Emergency Response Time (Dispatched to Arrival): 4 min 44 sec