The Marquette City Fire Department, while steeped in tradition, has made great strides to become one of the most progressive departments in the State of Michigan. The community experiences fewer fire incidents than the State average due to comprehensive Fire Prevention and Emergency Response programs.
The Fire Department serves the community through its two locations: the main office is housed in Station #1 on Third Street and Station # 2 is located in the historic fire house on Front Street. Marquette fire personnel respond to many different types of emergencies and are trained in many different fields of rescue: High Angle Rescue (cliff rescue), Auto Extrication, Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMT-basic level), Ice & Water Rescue and Terrorism. Marquette Fire has “mutual aid” agreements with the surrounding townships and participates in many community education and safety programs.
In addition to fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency rescue, the Marquette City Fire Department also administers the city’s Building Inspection Program and is responsible for enforcing the city’s rental code ordinance and inspection program. For more details on programs the Fire Department offers, please refer to the links on the right.