Our History

MAFFA Coverage Area MapThe Marshall Area Fire Fighters Ambulance Authority has a long history of service to the community. The Marshall Firefighters Ambulance Service was formed in 1980 by the Marshall Firefighters Association as a private non-profit organization providing Ambulance Services to the City of Marshall and the surrounding Townships. Initially the Ambulances were staffed with Part time and volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians.

In 1992 the Service began providing Advanced Life Support (Paramedic Level Service) to the community. Around the same time the service also changed to a mix of full time and part time employees.

In April of 2004 the Ambulance Authority was formed by the Nine Townships and the City of Marshall under Public Act 57 of 1988. This Public Act allows local governments to band together to provide Emergency Services to their community. By creating the Ambulance Authority the Townships and City insured that Ambulance Operations would have local control and accountability to the citizens we serve. In addition the Authority placed a millage request on the ballot for ½ Mill property tax. The Voters approved the Millage for Ambulance operations on August 3, 2004.

Currently the Ambulance Authority covers 324 square miles of central Calhoun County (see coverage area map) and serves 23,217 citizens (2000 census).








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