Fire Marshal | Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention — Brian Belcher
Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Brian Belcher began his career with GTMESA in 1988 as a volunteer firefighter and worked his way up through the department/Fire Marshal. He earned the rank of Lieutenant in 1989, the rank of Captain/Training Officer/Safety Officer in 1990, became Fire Inspector/Plan Reviewer/Investigator in 1994 and achieved his current rank of Assistant Chief in 2011. Chief Belcher is involved with many local, statewide, and international associations including National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, to name a few. He is presently responsible for the Fire Prevention Bureau and its operations and supervises two Fire Inspectors, one Fire Plans Examiner, and one Fire & Life Safety Public Educator. Our fire prevention bureau offers a large list of programs including Youth Fire Intervention and Education, Car Seat Safety Inspections, Fire Inspections, Plan Review, Fire Extinguisher Training, Safe Neighborhood Smoke Alarm Program, Burn Permit issuance, and other services to keep our community and residents safe from fire and injury.