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Merry Christmas

by mobrian on December 24, 2008

Well it is a busy holiday season for many of us.  I know that many of you are working and protecting our families around the State.  Fires, medicals, and other emergencies do not slow down because it is the holiday season.  I know that we are thankful for what so many of you do to keep us safe.  I want to wish you a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah.

This post is mostly to wish you a Merry Christmas but there are some great posts from the 2008 calendar that we just wanted to remind you of.

Don’t forget if you are on duty tonight, you can track Santa’s progress, just in case you need to respond to someone in a red coat, stuck in a chimney.

What is on your list for Santa this year?

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News for the week of November 17, 2008

by mobrian on November 24, 2008

DFD Pays Respect to a lost Fire Fighter

Walter P. Harris died while fighting a fire in the City of Detroit was laid to rest on Friday.  Harris was remembered as a father with a warm smile and the message to live your life, like you only have 38 years to live.  Harris was a senior fire fighter who was soon to be promoted for engine 23.  Fire fighters came from across the Midwest and Canada to pay their respects for this hero.

Light Weight Truss, fire fighter falls through Floor

Sean Decrane and Ozzie Mirkhah are two of the mover and shakers in the fire service.  Their combined efforts highlight the dangers of lightweight wood truss on our fire service.  This article provided by serves as a great reminder of the need for situational awareness for firefighters in every aspect of the fire fight.

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