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,
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 – 2022 Totals
Total runs: 924
Medical Emergencies: 563
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 33
Cover Assignment (mutual aid coverage with no response to the scene): 53
Overlapping calls (more than one run happening at any time): 12.45% or 115
Busiest hour: 6 pm
Busiest Day of the Week: Saturday
Marine City: 412
China Township: 76
East China Township: 117
Cottrellville Township: 209
Mutual Aid Areas: 61
Average Emergency Response Time (Dispatched to Arrival): 6 min 39 sec
We were 22 calls under 2021.