2nd Lieutenant Jason Budzinski posing in front of a Gerrish Township fire engine in his bunker gear.

2nd Lieutenant- Operations

Jason Budzinski

Firefighter | Paramedic

Jason is a new fire officer for Gerrish Township Fire/EMS after being on the department for a little under 7 years where he originally was an Explorer for Gerrish Township Fire/EMS Explorer post for 3 years. Jason continued his training as firefighter, EMT, and now Paramedic and serves as a part-time firefighter/paramedic for Gerrish and works as a full-time paramedic for Oscoda County EMS.

EMAIL: 2LieutenantOPS@gerrishtownship.org


  • Michigan Licensed Paramedic
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
  • Certified Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Ice Rescue Technician
  • Pump Operation Certification
  • Certified Remote Pilot sUAS (Drone Pilot)

Education and Experience

    • Paramedic Education from Kirtland Community College
    • EMT-Basic Education from Denton Township Ambulance Service
    • Firefighter Education from Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council
    • Paramedic at Oscoda County EMS
    • Past Firefighter/EMT-B at South Branch Township Fire Department
    • Past member of Gerrish Township Fire/EMS Explorer Post
    • Member of Houghton Lake Sportsman Club

Community Involvement

  • Serves on the Uniform Committee for Gerrish Township Fire/EMS
  • Serves on the Truck Committee for Gerrish Township Fire/EMS
  • Member of Roscommon County Special Response Team

Hobbies and Interests

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