May 2009

The Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (FSC) Guidance is now Available

This grant will provide financial assistance directly to fire departments on a competitive basis to build new or modify existing fire stations in order for departments to enhance their response capability and protect the community they serve from fire and fire-related hazards.  The authority for FSC is derived from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).  Congress appropriated a total of $210 million for this Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 program.

DHS consulted with the nine major fire service organizations to [click to continue…]

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Lenawee County Emergency Services School

Lenawee County Fire Chiefs

by mobrian on May 31, 2009

40 Different Seminars and CE on July 11 and 12, 2009

This two day program is sponsored by the Lenawee County Fire Chiefs Association and Medical Control Authority Board which is packed with great classes.   The program is hosted at Sienna Heights in Adrian Michigan.

  • All Fire and EMS responders, regardless of current experience or work setting
  • All EMS CEUs have been [click to continue…]

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Bus Extrication Training, Alpine Township

May 27, 2009

School Bus Extrication Class Are you prepared to extricate a school bus?  Have you trained to ensure your skills are where they need to be?  Why not sign up for Hands-on Training presented by Rescue Resources LLC Michigan Dealer of GENESIS Extrication Tools. Saturday June 6, 2009 0830 to 1730 hours Alpine Twp Fire Department […]

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Golf Anyone

May 27, 2009

Michigan Fire Inspector Society Summer Meeting and golf outing is open and needs you to register today. You do not need to be a member to play, so sign up today or get a foursome in.

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Open Mic Wednesday

May 26, 2009

Open MIC Wednesday is here and we need your thoughts on training in Michigan. What is your favorite training? What is your favorite resource and why? Check out the comments from your peers today!

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Detroit Council to Restore 19 EMS Jobs

May 26, 2009

Council to Vote on Budget The Detroit City Council is due to vote on the $3.5 billion dollar budget this week.  The budget restores approximately 19 EMS positions within the fire department although additional layoffs within the city are anticipated. The Detroit News is reporting that nearly 300 layoffs will occur in the City Government […]

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Wild Fires Burn in the UP

May 21, 2009

Two Large Fires Keep Northern FireFighters busy There are two large fires burning in the UP that have kept the Michigan DNR and local fire firefighters busy.  The first fire is in Baraga County and is know as the Pinery Lake Fire.  This fire is at least 480 acres and over 60 firefighters have responed. […]

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Any One Up for a Fight?

May 20, 2009

Budget Shortfalls, Residential Sprinklers, and Lots of Other Stuff The fire service in Michigan is taking it hard.  Out of all the states we have been hit the highest with unemployment, layoff of firefighters, reduction in staffing levels due to decrease in taxes and state shared revenue.  Many communities are experience or forecasting a 30% […]

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Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

May 19, 2009

EMSC Day is This Wednesday May 20, 2009 As part of EMS week, Wednesday is the 25th anniversary celebrating EMS for Children.  The goal this year is to increase public awareness by creating a community network of local businesses, organizations, families, schools, hospitals, EMS agencies, and others that seek to help advance the care of […]

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