It is Marquette Fire Department's honor to safeguard the lives of the City's inhabitants and visitors. We are an All-Risk lifesaving service wholly dedicated to managing and mitgating life, property, and environmental threats. We work to achieve these ends by:
- Providing basic life support services to the community
- Providing all-incident rescue and support
- Combating fires
- Developing and delivering creative fire education programs for all age groups
- Pursuing vigorous enforcement of the building and life safety codes
- Contributing to the mitigation and restoration of environmental events
- Engaging in cheerful public service throughout the community
- Managing the waterfront safety program
The Marquette City Fire Department, while steeped in tradition, has made great strides to become a progressive and modern life saving organization. The community experiences fewer fire incidents than the State average due to comprehensive Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement, and education programs.
The Fire Department serves the community through its two locations. The main office is housed in Station #1 at 418 South Third Street and Station # 2 is located in the historic fire house at 723 North 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 Terrorist Threat Responses. 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 the entire beachfront safety program.
In 2012, the City's lifeguards made the transition to operating under the Fire Department. The City's lifeguards are trained by Fire Department personnel following American Red Cross Standards in Waterfront Lifeguarding. Such training includes CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer.