July 2009

NFPA 13 Plan Review Course

NFSA at Brighton

by mobrian on July 30, 2009

3-Day Educational Opportunity in Brighton

The Brighton Area Fire Department is hosting the National Fire Sprinkler Association educational series on August 19-21, 2009. The classes will include a two day course on NFPA 13, Overview and Introduction to Plan Review, with a third day on Sprinklers for dwellings.

August 19-20, 2009
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UP Firefighters Battle Stubborn Blazes

by mobrian on July 29, 2009

2 Fires Overnight in the Upper Peninsula

Gwinn firefighters battled a house fire this morning.  Central Dispatch was contacted at 1:30 am by the occupant.  The occupant had working smoke alarms which allowed the occupants to escape the fire.

The second fire occured in a home located in Iron Mountain.  The home was not protected with residential sprinklers, although it was divided into two apartments.  The early morning fire caused extensive damage to the home.  Firefighters from West Iron County fire department responded to the incident.


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EMS Expo 2009 Southeast Michigan

July 29, 2009

Sponsored by Botsford Hospital & LSTI On August 20 and 21, 2009, Botsford Hospital and the Life Support Training Institute will sponsor the first Southeast Michigan EMS Expo. This educational conference will emphasize the latest technologies and hot topics in trauma care for pre-hospital providers. Speakers will include local, regional, and national experts. This two […]

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River Rouge Fire and Homicide

July 28, 2009

River Rouge Firefighters Respond to Fire In Local Bar River Rouge firefighters responded on Monday night (approximately 10:30) to a building fire at a local bar.  Upon arrival they found a working fire which appears to be a suspicious fire used to cover up a murder. The fire caused extensive damage to the unsprinklered Jefferson […]

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Fire Fatalities and 2 Injured Firefighters

July 28, 2009

A Busy Weekend for Michigan’s Bravest Multiple fires across the state have challenged Michigan’s firefighters resulting in multiple injuries and civilian fatalities this weekend.  Firefighters from multiple communities responded to the request of their community.  It also appears that a working sprinkler system has saved thousands of dollars for a Sturgis building. 4 Civilians Die […]

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Two Large Fires in SouthEast Michigan

July 20, 2009

Farmington Hills and Bloomfield Township Firefighters Busy on Saturday Night Video from the two fires demonstrate how busy local firefighters are in Southeast Michigan. The first fire occurred in Farmington Hills where firefighters found heavy fire which extended into the attic. Firefighter were able to ensure that all occupants were out of the building and […]

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July 19, 2009

By: Azarang (Ozzie) Mirkhah, P.E., CBO, EFO, CFO, MIFireE Danger is lurking and our firefighters must be aware and take immediate measures to protect their own safety along with the safety of the public they are sworn to protect. All firefighters across America must become fully aware of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) […]

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MICHIEFS Summer Conference and Meeting

July 19, 2009

What’s on the Horizon, July 29-31, Great Wold Lodge, Traverse City This three day conference is intended to look at the upcoming topics that affect every fire officer and chief accross the state.  Topics include Bureau of Fire Services update by the State Fire Marshal Memorial Service Update by the Emergency Management Division Information on […]

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Grand Rapids Fire Regional Training Center OPEN HOUSE

July 18, 2009

Come find out about the Newest Regional Fire Training Center in Michigan Recruiting Students for the 2009 Fall Fire Fighter I & II Academy Date: Thursday August 6, 2009 Time: 7:00 pm Location: GRFRTC 1101 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Any questions please contact Kevin at   grfdtraining@grcity.us

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