The Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs provides leadership and a voice for the fire service and its providers to government residents, fire service members, and other organizations to protect and improve the safety of Michigan residents. 

Serving Michigan since 1925.

MAFC Installs Officers

State Fire Marshal, Rich Miller, installs new Officers at the 2013 MAFC Summer Leadership Conference (L to R): Secretary/Treasurer: Chief John Podgorski, Portage; Vice-President: Chief Mike O'Brian, Brighton; President: Chief Bill Forbush, Alpena.

2013 Fire Chief of the Year

Chief David Peterson, Plainfield FD


EMS Section

EMS Section Intro

Over the past few months as I have watched the workings of the State EMSCC as they struggled with the National Scope of Practices and the events surrounding the H1N1 Flu outbreak, I came to believe that the Michigan Fire Chiefs needed to have a group dedicated to Emergency Medical Services. With so many events occurring in and around fire-based EMS, we need a group to act as our advocate and information conduit. The creation of an EMS Section would be the perfect vehicle to help meet these needs.

 Section Objectives:

  • Provide communication to the fire-based EMS agencies throughout the state offering information regarding current EMS issues and events
  • Act as the united voice of the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs for a variety of critical statewide EMS issues
  • Provide valuable resources for local program development such as infection control, quality improvement, and pandemic planning.
  • Promote the initiatives of fire-based EMS Systems through leadership, education, and advocacy.

    Fore more information about the EMS Section, Contact

    Chief Rick Donahue
    Bangor Township FD
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