April 2009

Cancer Presumption

by mobrian on April 30, 2009

The IAFF and the IAFC have released a follow up to a poor study issued by the National League of Cities. The report issued by the NLC/Tri-Data uses tobacco style lobbying to hurt many of the states which are pushing for this legislation. The IAFF and the IAFC have issued a position paper which armed with facts.  Considering this legislation is in Michigan, arm yourself with some factual information from the IAFF and IAFC.  There are many concerns on firefighters and cancer where legislation can help protect the bravest around.

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Reading Smoke Classes

by mobrian on April 29, 2009

2 Opportunities to See Dave Dodson

There are two class openings to see Dave Dodson and hear his legendary program on reading smoke.  This course is a must attend for all firefighters and fire offices.

Sign up early because these classes do sell out

Dave Dodson, Former Battalion Chief and [click to continue…]

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3 Flint Firefighters Injured in Fatal Fire

April 28, 2009

Did Reduced Staffing Affect the Outcome of the Fire? Flint firefighters responded to a dwelling fire Monday night which claimed the life of one civilian and injured three firefighters.  The first arriving truck (from station 5) arrived to find a working fire with a civilian trapped in a residential home that was not equipped with […]

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Texas Township Firefightes Risk alot to Save Alot

April 28, 2009

Four Kids under the age of 6, Die in Tragic Fire Texas Township Fire Department along with Oshtemo Township Fire Department responded to a tragic fire on Saturday morning. The heroic actions of responding firefighters saved the lives of 11 people. The home which was not equipped with residential sprinklers was rented by the occupant […]

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Structural Collapse Rescue Awareness and Operations

April 27, 2009

There is still time to enroll in the Structural Collapse Rescue Awareness/Operations course set for May 12-15. Meets and exceeds NFPA Standards 1670 for Building Collapse Rescue! The program is being offered in Howell, Michigan at the Operating Engineers Training Center (M-59 near Michigan Ave.). This class is provided with cooperation of the Operating Engineers […]

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Swine Flu in Michigan

April 27, 2009

Wash Your Hands and If You’re Sick, Use a Sick Day The first reported (listed as possible) case of the Swine flu has come to Michigan and was found in Livingston County today.  It brings about some important tips for the fire service and EMS providers in the State.  This flu virus is technically known […]

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St Florian March

April 26, 2009

Hosted by Hamtramck Fire Fighters Join hundreds of fire fighters as the march in recognition of Fire Fighters past, present and future.  Hamtramck firefighters welcome all firefighters  to participate in this historic event. Departments with an Honor Guard are welcomed as well as Fire Department Rigs. Please contact myself (586-372-1295 Chris Sanchez) so that we […]

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Were on Facebook

April 24, 2009

The social media buzz is all around us in many ways.  Did you know that Michiganfireservice.com is now on Facebook.  In case you did not know Facebook is a mechanism which allows many people to build relationships online.  So if you are facebook and want to meet some of the great people that make up […]

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Farr to Serve as State Fire Marshal

April 20, 2009

Governor Appoints Farr to Head Bureau of Fire Services Ron Farr, the long time secretary of the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, has been appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm as the new State Fire Marshal. The post was vacated last year by Representative Andrew Newman as his successful bid for the Michigan House of Representatives. Farr […]

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