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Open Mic Wednesday

October 14, 2009

Have Reductions in Staffing Lead to Increase in Injury for Firefighters? Last week discussed the many things that our first officers taught us about this great job, and there was continued discussion through the week. So this week lets talk about a topic that seems to be key right now.  Many of our budgets have […]

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Fire Kills 6 Across Michigan

October 14, 2009

3 Year Old Dies due to fire started by Candles Multiple fires across the state have lead to fatalities due to fire in the residential setting.  4 fires have killed six people on separate occasions accross Michigan.  It seems that many of the fires occurred in homes with smoke alarms that were either not working […]

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FIRE CHIEF 101

October 11, 2009

The Strategy and Tactics of Administration hosted at Looking Glass Fire Department Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 9:00am to 4:00pm 7720 W. Grand River Hwy Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Through interactive modules attendees will learn from, and share in the experiences of many Fire Chiefs. Some of the topics covered in this lecture/discussion format include; Purchasing, […]

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Fire Staff and Command

October 11, 2009

Now Taking Applications for the 2010 School Year Just as the 2009 class of Fire Staff and Command from Eastern Michigan University wraps up, the program is now open for applications for the 2010 calendar year.  This program is designed to enhance the education of the fire service leaders and many of todays Fire Service […]

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Ring of Fire

October 11, 2009

Squad 4 Entertained at Chemical Fire Social media has made many of our actions in the fire service more visible then in years past.  This unusual video shows how dedicated musians can make our workplace that more interesting. Thanks to Dave Statter at Statter911 and FirefighterNation for highlighting a funny incident that occured at a […]

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Open Mic Wednesday

October 7, 2009

The microphone is now open and we want your comments. The hot topic for today is what is the best thing your first officer taught you in the fire service? Everyone of us has had an officer (good or bad) that gave us the great words of wisdom to you, the new firefighter (we were […]

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First Round of AFG Fire Station Grants Awarded

October 4, 2009

4 Michigan Municipalities Receive Funding On October 2, 2009 FEMA and the USFA announced the first round of awards for the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG).  Four Michigan Municipalities were awarded and have begun the process of these shovel ready projects. The awards went to: Washington Township Fire Department Washington MI $1,510,016.00 […]

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Vaccinations for Fire and EMS Personnel

October 2, 2009

U.S. Fire Administrator Urges H1N1 Vaccinations for Fire and EMS Personnel With the first deliveries of the H1N1 vaccine already underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its mission to support first responders, joins the United States Fire Administration (USFA) in recommending that firefighters who provide emergency medical services (EMS) and EMS […]

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems Emergency Responders Training

October 1, 2009

Funded by a Community Based Job Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (Free Training) Learn important information needed to safely respond to emergencies involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including how the gas/electric hybrid operates and special rescue/extrication methods. Upon completion of this 4 hour course the participants will be able to: Safely de-power […]

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