August 2008

OCC Instructors Walk-out

by mobrian on August 30, 2008

Against the voters wishes, a public safety department appears to be in its early stages for the City of Harper Woods.  Four police department staff are to attend the upcoming fire academy hosted at Oakland Community College Crest Center.  The new public safety department will take over the responsibilities of the Harper Woods Fire Department, which has in turn angered many residents and the fire department.  In response to this action, many of the instructors who teach at the OCC academy have expressed that they will no longer teach at the academy where these police officers are planning on attending.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that OCC is looking to find instructors to fill the void created by the walk-out.  The OCC academy is currently set to start in September 2008 and will have 39 students in the program.  Only 4 of the students are police officers who are working on their training for the public safety department.  The article also states that seven senior fire fighters will be offered positions in the new public safety department if they attend the police academy in the next year.
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Fallen Heros Memorial

by mobrian on August 29, 2008

September 14, 2008 Benifit Scavenger Hunt 

The fourth annual motorcycle benifit scavenger hunt which benfits the fallem heros memorial.  Registration begins at 8:30 am with lunch at 11:00 am provided by Outback.  Registration is $40.00 which includes the cost of the scavenger hunt, free t-shirt, lunch, and live entertainment. 

Register today and be apart of this great outing which honors fallen public safety professionals and their famlies.  The event starts at 9:30 am and leaves from 1800 S. Rochester Road, in Rochester Michigan.

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What are Standpipe Systems

August 25, 2008

Standpipes are a critical tool that require preplanning on first responding apparatus in order to be used effectively. The initial approval process for these systems is critical and the fire prevention bureau can assist responding crews by ensuring proper installation and maintenance of these systems. Standpipe systems vary in design, use, and location. These factors […]

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New Incident Command, NFA Courses On-Line

August 13, 2008

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced today four Incident Command System (ICS) Simulation Series courses are now available through NFA Online. The ICS Simulation Series courses are designed to provide challenges to the newly appointed, inexperienced fire officer as well as the experienced senior fire officer. Each course addresses a different […]

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What is this

August 12, 2008

Well we are creating the online portal for information sharing with Michigan’s Fire Service.  There are many organizations accross the state which help in the development of inspectors, chiefs, or even EMT’s.  What about our fire service?  Where can you go for training, job postings, ask a questions, or to just be informed?  Michigan Fire […]

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