Fire Chief Michael J. Lopez
Chief Lopez was appointed Chief of the Department in November 2008 after serving over twenty years with the Clinton Township Fire Department. He holds two Associates Degrees from Macomb Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University and a Master of Science in Administration degree from Central Michigan University. Chief Lopez has served as an adjunct faculty member with Macomb Community College and is a licensed paramedic instructor/coordinator; Hazardous Materials/WMD Technician; and NFPA certified fire inspector. In 2011 Chief Lopez was installed as Treasurer of the Macomb County Fire Chief’s Association.
Administrative Assistant Kelly Geml
Ms. Kelly Geml has been with the Township of Harrison since 1990 and has served as the administrative assistant to the fire chief since 1996. She previously spent 10 years as a legal secretary and has vast experience in local government administration, which includes time spent with Harrison Township’s Building, Planning, and Assessing Departments.
Battalion Chief Mark Hoskin

Battalion Chief Hoskin joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996 and currently serves as the shift commander for platoon 1.

Battalion Chief Hoskin holds an Associate‘s Degree in Science in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and is a graduate of the Center for Fire and Emergency Services Management and Leadership Studies. He is a licensed paramedic, Michigan Fire Training Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician and is a member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team. Battalion Chief Hoskin was named “2007 Firefighter of the Year”.

Battalion Chief Andrew Houde

Battalion Chief Houde joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996 and currently serves as the shift commander of Platoon 2. He previously served as a firefighter for Armada Township.

Battalion Chief Houde holds a Certificate of Applied Science in Fire Science, is a graduate of the Center for Fire and Emergency Services Management and Leadership Studies. He is a licensed paramedic, Trench Rescue Technician, and a member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team.

Lieutenant Jason Groth

Lieutenant Groth joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996 and currently serves as the training officer for Platoon 3. He previously served as a firefighter for the City of Southfield.

Lieutenant Groth holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, is a licensed paramedic, a member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team and was named “2004 Firefighter of the Year”.

Lieutenant Jeff Leininger

Lieutenant Leininger joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996 and currently serves as the training officer for Platoon 1. He previously served as a firefighter for the City of Novi. Lieutenant Leininger holds a Certificate of Applied Science in Fire Science, is a licensed paramedic, Hazardous Materials Technician, American Heart Association CPR Instructor, and is a member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team.

Lieutenant Leininger was named Macomb County Firefighter of the Year in 1998 and is a recipient of the Fire Department’s Medal of Valor

Lieutenant Doug Pressel

Lieutenant Pressel joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996 and currently serves as the training officer for platoon 2. He previously served as an auxiliary firefighter with the City of Taylor. Lieutenant Pressel holds a Certificate of Applied Science in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and is a licensed paramedic.

Sergeant Michael Barnhard

Sergeant Barnhard joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1997. He previously served as a firefighter for Clay Township.

Sergeant Barnhard holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College. He is a licensed paramedic and a member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team. Sergeant Barnhard was named “2008 Firefighter of the Year”.

Sergeant Dave Doulette
Sergeant Doulette joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1997. He previously served as an auxiliary firefighter for the City of Taylor.

Sergeant Doulette holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Schoolcraft College and is a licensed paramedic.
Sergeant Kevin Kukla

Sergeant Kukla joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1997. He previously served as a paid on call firefighter for the City of Fraser.

Kevin holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and is a licensed paramedic.

Sergeant Andrew Russell

Sergeant Russell joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996. He previously served as a firefighter in the Town of Clinton, Michigan.

Sergeant Russell holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies and is a licensed paramedic.

Sergeant Christian Syoen

Sergeant Syoen jointed the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1996. He previously served as a firefighter for Harsens Island and Clay Township.

Sergeant Syoen holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College, is a licensed paramedic and the leader of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team.

Sergeant Fred Darga

Sergeant Darga joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1997. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and is a graduate of the Center for Fire and Emergency Services Management and Leadership Studies. In 2011 Sergeant Darga became the first ever graduate to receive Madonna University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management

Firefighter Darga is a licensed paramedic, a NFPA certified fire inspector, Michigan Fire Training Instructor and Hazardous Materials Technician

Firefighter Ben Bongiorno

Firefighter Bongiorno joined the Harrison Fire Department in 2007. He previously served as a firefighter for both Washington Township and Rochester Hills.

Firefighter Bongiorno is a licensed paramedic and was named “2010 Firefighter of the Year” and also was awarded the Harrison Township “Supervisor’s Award” for outstanding service to the community.

Firefighter Matthew Czarnecki

Firefighter Czarnecki joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2006. He previously served as a Firefighter Paramedic for both the City of Utica and City of Fraser.

Firefighter Czarnecki is a licensed paramedic and was named “2009 Firefighter of the Year”.

Firefighter Christopher Durso

Firefighter Durso joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2005. He previously served as a Paramedic for the Detroit Fire Department and Firefighter for the City of New Baltimore.

Firefighter Durso is a licensed paramedic and member of the fire department’s Dive Rescue Team.

Firefighter Erik Evans

Firefighter Evans joined the Harrison Fire Department in 2008 and is a licensed paramedic.

Firefighter Steven Hart

Firefighter Hart joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University and is a licensed paramedic.

Firefighter Brian Lorkowski

Firefighter Lorkowski jointed the Harrison Fire Department in 2002. He previously served as a firefighter for the City of Wayne.

Firefighter Lorkowski holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and is a licensed paramedic and member of the Fire Department’s Dive Rescue Team.

Firefighter Robert Mlynarek

Firefighter Mlynarek joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in1998. He is a licensed paramedic as well as an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor.

Firefighter Mlynarek was named “2006 Firefighter of the Year” by the Macomb County Fire Chief’s Association and in 2005 the Detroit News named him “Volunteer of the Year” for his unselfish dedication to community service.

Firefighter Nick Roberts

Firefighter Roberts joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2010. He previously served as a part-paid firefighter in Washington Township.

Firefighter Roberts holds an Associate’s Degree from Macomb Community College and is a licensed paramedic.

Firefighter Matthew Sahr

Firefighter Sahr joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2003. He previously served as a Paramedic for the Detroit Fire Department. Firefighter Sahr holds a Certificate in Fire Science from Macomb Community College

Firefighter Larry Shackett

Firefighter Shackett joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2008. He previously served as a firefighter in Chesterfield Township.

Firefighter Shackett is a licensed paramedic and Hazardous Materials Technician.

Firefighter Ryan Sowter

Firefighter Sowter joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2009. He previously served as a paramedic with the Detroit Fire Department.

Firefighter Rod Unalivia

Firefighter Unalivia joined the Harrison Fire Department in 2005 and is a licensed paramedic and NFPA certified fire inspector.

Firefighter Ronald Zabrzenski

Firefighter Zabrzenski joined the Harrison Township Fire Department in 2003. He previously served as a firefighter for the City of Hazel Park. Firefighter Zabrzenski was named Harrison Township's “2005 Firefighter of the Year”.

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