Detroit FD Going to Work

April 17, 2011

Field Trip in Detroit The following video (with some audio) shows the challenges the Detroit Fire Department faces every day.  I stumbled across the video on you tube and discusses a three day “field trip” watching one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.

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Three Departments Take the Challenge

December 18, 2010

Pontiac, Walled-Lake, and Commerce Township Lets face it, many of us in the fire service could use a change in our lifestyle.  This may be in cholestrol, loosing weight, or just living a healthier life. Recently three top notch fire departments took the challenge which was highlghted on Fox Detroit: You can

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Fireworks Safety for Fire Departments

April 5, 2010

Program to be held at Delta College on May 21, 2010 Lee Jay Kueppers will present this one day course on fire work safety aimed at aiding fire departments before the firework season.  The seminar will provide students with the knowledge and skills to inspect firework displays in their community assuring compliance with state and […]

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Semi Plows into Van Buren Fire Engine

February 6, 2010

Protecting the Work Area Saves Firefighters Lives VBFD fire fighters had extinguished a car fire on Eastbound I-94 near Rossenville Road early Saturday morning.  When Engine 1 was struck by a semi.  Two fire fighters were inside the engine at the time of the collision trying to warm up after extinguishing a car fire. The […]

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Please Don’t cut the Cables

November 27, 2009

New Safety Feature on Many of Michigan’s Highways A new safety feature is being added to many stretches of select Michigan highways. A new barrier type called high-tension cable barrier (also known as cable guardrail) is being used by MDOT primarily in freeway medians to reduce the frequency and severity of median crossover crashes. Median […]

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Ann Arbors Bravest Battle Fire In Pinball Petes

October 25, 2009

Firefighters Limit Fire Spread Last night, Ann Arbor Fire Department responded to a working fire in the former Pinball Pete’s on South University and Church St. next to University Towers.  The fire was dangerously close to adjacent south towers and in the down-town district.  Firefighters worked quickly with Pittsfield and Ypsilanti Firefighters to limit the […]

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Fire Command Training

October 19, 2009

Kalamazoo County Fire Chief’s Association Training Committee proudly Hosts John Salka (Battalion Chief FDNY) January 9, 2010 – Firefighter/Company Officer Seminar – Battle Ready Firefighters, Fireground Orientation and Private Dwellings. January 10, 2010 – Company Officer/Chief Officer Seminar – Leadership Lessons from FDNY, Chief Officer Professional Development Program and Fireground Leadership. Seminars are 8-5 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College […]

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MFFTC Adds New Information System

October 18, 2009

View your Records online The Bureau of Fire Services and the Office of Fire Fighter Training have created a new Information Management System which is now up and running.  The new system is designed to allow Fire Chiefs and Training Officers to stay on-top of their department personnel training records. The system also allows users […]

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Private Dwelling Fires or Instructor Facilitation

October 14, 2009

RAFT to Host Multiple Training Courses The Regional Alliance for Fire Fighter Training is hosting two separate programs for firefighters, instructors, and company officer. PRIVATE DWELLING FIRES Featuring Vincent Dunn (FDNY, ret.) This full day training program examines, in detail, offensive and defensive firefighting strategy and tactics for the seven different occupancies listed below.  Size-up, hose […]

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