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.

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Call Volume – 3rd Quarter 2022

Total runs: 235

Medical Emergencies: 147

Fires: 5

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6

Cover Assignment (mutual aid coverage with no response to the scene): 18

Other: 46

Trainings: 13

Overlapping calls (more than one run happening at any time): 29 or 12%

Busiest hour: 6 pm

Busiest Day of the Week: Wednesday

Incident municipality;

Marine City: 127

China Township: 14

East China Township: 30

Cottrellville Township: 42

Mutual Aid Areas: 22

We are currently 8 runs behind this time last year.