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Fire Fighters Training Council

The Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council serves the training and certification needs of fire departments and fire fighters across the state. The council prepares and publishes training standards while establishing courses of study, certifying instructors, and establishing regional training centers.
Pursuant to Public Act 144 of 2017, the Council is composed of 9 members: the State Fire Marshal or their designee, and 8 members appointed by the Governor.
Contact Information
Anne Searles
Phone: (517) 335-1299
Fax: (517) 335-4061
Mailing Address:
3101 Technology Boulevard, Suite H
Lansing, Michigan 48910
Physical Location and UPS/Fed Ex:
Bureau of Fire Services/OFFT
525 W. Allegan St, 4th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913-0001
Jacob Steichen, Lake Ann
Nominee of the State Fire Marshal
Term expires 1/31/22
Alan Styles, Twin Lake
Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
Term expires 1/31/22
Chad Tackett, Otsego
Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
Term expires 1/31/22
Aileen Pettinger, Saginaw
Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
Term expires 1/31/22
Terrence Blackmer, Mayville
Michigan State Firemen's Association
Term expires 1/31/22
Brian Blomstrom, Sheridan
Michigan Fire Services Instructors Association
Term expires 1/31/22
Lynnae White, Allegan
Michigan Fire Inspectors Society
Term expires 1/31/22
Greg Janik, Saugatuck
Nominee of the Michigan Municipal League
Term expires 1/31/22
Ex Officio Member
Kevin Sehlmeyer, State Fire Marshal