John Jurek was promoted to fire marshal of the Midland Fire Department (MFD) in August 2022.
Jurek joined the Midland Fire Department as a firefighter in 2004 and was promoted to fire truck operator in 2014 and lieutenant in 2021. During his tenure, he has served as an Acting Fire Inspector and Investigator, Team Manager of the Region 3 Incident Management Team, member of the Region 3 Homeland Security Planning Board, and member of the MFD drone team as a licensed airman through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Prior to MFD, he held firefighter positions with Pittsfield Township, Augusta Township, and Madison Township fire departments and has also served as a basic emergency medical technician (EMT-B) and a property risk inspector.
In addition to his accomplishments, Jurek brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. He holds certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), Fire Fighter I & II, and Fire Officer I, II, & III. He also is certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in National Incident Management System/Incident Management System for Fire Service and All Hazards Emergency Management. He has been certified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the State of Michigan as a Certified Fire Inspector.