Fire Department

Mission Statement

It is Marquette Fire Department's honor to safeguard the lives of the City's inhabitants and visitors. We are wholly dedicated to a proactive program of planning, rescue, incident stabilization, property and environmental conservation. We work to achieve these ends by:

  • Provide basic life support services to the community
  • Providing all-incident rescue and support
  • Combating fires
  • Developming and delivering creative fire education programs for all ages
  • Pursuing vigorous enforcement of the building and safety codes
  • Contributing to the mitigation and restoration of environmental events
  • Engaging in cheerful public service throughout the community

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.

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Fire Department
418 S. Third St
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0410
Emergency 911
Fax 906.228.0413

Department Head
Fire Chief
Tom Belt

Department Hours:
Officers on Duty 24 Hours