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