Fire Chief

Robert Burdette


Stations #1
117 High Street
Grand Blanc, MI  48439
ph. 810-694-7211
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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 44 part-time and full-time Firefighters that work in various levels of the fire department. They are proud members of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Union Local4692 (full-time staff) and AFSCME Union local 1918.38 (part-time).

In 2016, the fire department adopted a Vision and Mission statement as a guide for the fire departments future:

It is the Vision of the
Grand Blanc Fire Department To be recognized as the premier provider of rescue services in the region

Our mission is to mitigate the effect of emergencies, as we continue to improve and grow to meet the community needs. By actively engaging other emergency services, continued specialized training and seeking additional opportunities to serve.

A commission, made up of five representatives from both the City and Township of Grand Blanc oversees the department operation. The commission works closely with the city council and township board of trustees.

Chief Burdette - Bio

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.