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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We have seen some of our divers in the area posting about their flags being run over or people coming too close to their flags.We ask that all boaters stay conscious and vigilant when operating their watercraft and that we have divers in the water several times a week in and around Marine City. Our goal is always that everybody can enjoy our gorgeous river safely and responsibly. ... See MoreSee Less
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Marine City Area Fire Authority 2022 2nd quarter statistics:Total runs: 248Medical Emergencies: 160Fires: 13Motor Vehicle Accidents: 9Cover Assignment (mutual aid coverage with no response to the scene): 13Other: 40Trainings: 13Overlapping calls (more than one run happening at any time): 35 or 14.11%Busiest hour: 6 pmBusiest Day of the Week: FridayIncident municipality; Marine City: 111China Township: 19East China Township: 38Cottrellville Township: 62Mutual Aid Areas: 18We are currently 34 runs or 8% ahead from this time last year.We would like to thank the community for their continued support! Stay safe and have a great summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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Call Volume – 2nd Quarter 2022

Total runs: 248

Medical Emergencies: 160

Fires: 13

Motor Vehicle Accidents: 9

Cover Assignment (mutual aid coverage with no response to the scene): 13

Other: 40

Trainings: 13

Overlapping calls (more than one run happening at any time): 35 or 14.11%

Busiest hour: 6 pm

Busiest Day of the Week: Friday

Incident municipality;

Marine City: 111

China Township: 19

East China Township: 38

Cottrellville Township: 62

Mutual Aid Areas: 18

We are currently 34 runs ahead of this time last year.