203 E. Grand Blanc Road, Grand Blanc MI  48439 ~ (810) 694-1118

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The Grand Blanc Fire Department recently received a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation that allowed them to purchase new equipment. 


Robert Burdette Fire Chief - Full Time
Kent Maricle Deputy Chief
Troy Brancheau Battalion Chief
Bradley Hutchinson Captain
Gerald Knopf Captain
William Larsen Captain - Full Time
John Borysewicz Lieutenant
Christopher Hyde Lieutenant
Chris Keller Fire Inspector - Full Time
Jeremy Oxford Fire Fighter - Full Time
 There are 31 volunteer firefighters















The firefighters have worked very hard for the betterment of the community and continue to take pride in their community involvement. They have sponsored children's ball teams each summer and have participated in a Habitat for Humanity house project. They participate in many other community events including mock disasters, charity walks and the homecoming parade.

The firefighters continue to be proactive in their training, bettering themselves for a safer community. Our extrication team placed 18th in the nation at the national finals and continue to do a great job of teaching new firefighters how to extricate from vehicles.

The firefighters are also active with the Michigan Urban Search And Rescue Organization. In 2006, our Fire Department took delivery of a tractor/trailer unit from the Department of Homeland Security to be used by the MUSAR and County HAZMAT teams. This vehicle is housed at Station #3 at 3313 E. Baldwin Road.

Fire Chief

Robert Burdette

(810) 694-7211



Chief Burdette began serving the Grand Blanc Community in 1981 as an on-call firefighter. In 2011, he was the first full time firefighter hired by the fire department and in 2016 he obtained his present position as chief. Since joining the fire department, Chief Burdette has continually advanced his knowledge of firefighting techniques, leadership principles and management through continued education. He earned an Associate of Science degree in fire science from Kaiser University in 2014. He holds certification for command positions in all hazard incident management, certified by the National Transportation Safety Institute and completed the School of Fire, Staff and Command, Executive Leadership Program from Eastern Michigan University. He is an active member in the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Arson Investigators, The Michigan Fire Chiefs Association, Southeastern Michigan Fire Chiefs, and many more organizations. 


The Grand Blanc Fire Department provides fire and rescue services for the City of Grand Blanc and Charter Township of Grand Blanc. Currently, the department consists of five full-time employees and several part time employees. The department has a (MUSAR) Michigan Urban Search and Rescue System for the State of Michigan.

Burning Permits

Burning permits are issued for Grand Blanc Township properties only.

Stations & Equipment


Station #1 - 117 High Street
Station #2 - 5371 S. Saginaw
Station #3 - 3313 E. Baldwin

Current Equipment  

5 Fire Engines with 1250-1500 Gallons/Minute Pumps & 1000 Gallon Tanks 

1 100-foot Aerial Platform Truck with 2000 Gallons/Minute Pump

1 Heavy Rescue Truck with Tech Rescue Equipment

 Urban Search & Rescue Equipment

 1 County CBRNE Tractor-Trailer with HAZMAT & USAR Equipment

  Fire Safety Tips

  1. Never leave holiday lights plugged in when no one is home.
  2. Keep lighters and matches away from children.
  3. Be sure your clothes dryer is clean – and never allow the dryer to run when no one is home.
  4. Candles should never be left unattended.
  5. Be sure to practice “Fire Drills” and establish an outdoor meeting place.
  6. Be sure to properly maintain all heating systems, including wood burning equipment and chimneys.
  7. Have a fire extinguisher and keep it properly maintained.
  8. “Change your clock, Change your battery” .....Be sure to change the batteries in all smoke detectors at least yearly.  Daylight Savings Time changes are a good time to remember to check them.

203 E. Grand Blanc Road • Grand Blanc MI  48439 • (810) 694-1118
Police Administration (810) 694-1111
OFFICE HOURS: 8 AM-5 PM  Monday-Friday