fire chief

News for the Week of January 25, 2009

by mobrian on January 26, 2009

Firefighter Tigers

Detroit Tigers have paid a visit to the Detroit Fire Department.  Several Tigers have given a an autographed fire department helmet and custom Walter Harris jersey to the fellow firefighters and family of Walter Harris.

On a separate day Detroit Tigers were treated as fire fighters for a couple hours as they worked through a maze and donned fire gear at the Detroit Fire Academy.

Livonia Fire Department, 6 fires in 5 days

In a recent rash of fires, Livonia Fire Officals are recommending that homeowners use heating and candles with care.  The 6 fires have kept this suburban fire department busy.  Livonia Fire Department covers 36 square miles from 5 fire stations.

Venting the Roof

Novi Firefighters stretched on [click to continue…]


Chief(less) on Main Street?

by mobrian on January 20, 2009

Do We Really Need a Fire Chief?

As our elected officials debate the merits of ‘Wall Street vs. Main Street’ and try their best to fix this national economic mess, local municipal budgets are certainly being impacted. Then the local fire chief leaves, so now what does your community do?

The obvious first answer should be: ‘Hire a new chief!’  There will often be an interim period, because  finding a qualified candidate to lead the department is desired.  An unfortunate trend is emerging, however, which if left unchecked, has the potential to cause [click to continue…]