In emergency services, mutual aid is an agreement among emergency responders to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries. This may occur due to an emergency response that exceeds local resources, such as a disaster or a multiple-alarm fire.
The Washtenaw Area Mutual Aid Association (WAMAA) currently has 21 Member Fire Departments.
We protect all of Washtenaw County as well as parts of Western Wayne, Lenawee, Monroe, and Livingston Counties. Our Association also promotes interaction between support agencies and other emergency response agencies as well. We meet monthly at various location around our coverage area.
The WAMAA Executive Board
President Jim Rachwal – Chief, Salem Twp FD
Vice President Sean Gleason – Chief, Pittsfield Twp. FD
Secretary Vic Chevrette – Chief, Superior Twp. FD
Treasurer Mike Kennedy – Chief, Ann Arbor City FD
Training Coordinator Mark Nicholai – Chief, Ann Arbor Twp. FD
Washtenaw County Hazardous Materials Team
6227 W. Michigan Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (734) 231-5408
Executive Board Members
Chair Chief Craig Hoeft
Deputy Chair Chief Sean Gleason
Chief William Wagner
Chief Eric Copeland
Ann Arbor City Representative Chief Mike Kennedy
Director Russ Girbach
Deputy Director Chief Jim Rachwal
Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team
(Executive Board same as WAMAA Executive Board above)
WC TRT Director Lieutenant Mike Chevrette
WC TRT Deputy Director Captain Greg Payeur