Saving the City of Detroit (Updated)

by mobrian on April 25, 2012

Will the Burn Documentary Help the Detroit Fire Department

The Detroit Fire Department was highlighted on NBC Nightly News last night.  The 3 minute video highlights the problem faced with the one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.


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Semi Plows into Van Buren Fire Engine

by mobrian on February 6, 2010

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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 engine was blocking one lane to protect the work [click to continue…]


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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Tanker Fire Causes Collapse of Overpass

July 15, 2009

Hazel Park and Area Firefighters Challenged with Large Fire Tonight a tanker carrying 9,000 gallons of flammable liquids traveling on I-75 was involved in an accident with a Meijer delivery truck.  Reports indicate the truck hit a portion of the bridge support and rolled over and ignited in fire.  Crews from Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal […]

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Packard Plant Fire (Update)

June 8, 2009

Large Working Fire at Former Detroit Landmark Detroit firefighters are working on a multiple single alarm fire at the former Packard Plant in Detroit.  The abandon multiple story,  warehouse is full of debris, plastic materials and other trash that has been dumped over the years.  The fire appears to be working on fourth floor.  Engine […]

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News for the Week of May 17, 2009

May 18, 2009

Lots of Personnel Stuff Ann Arbor Firefighters may see a reduction in personnel which could put their staffing levels at an all time low. The staffing cuts which could take place early next year are in response to the funding cuts issued by Governor Jennifer Granholm.  This includes the reduction in the state revenue sharing […]

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News for the Week of January 25, 2009

January 26, 2009

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.

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News for the Week of January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009

Lots of good news this week include the award of two departments from FEMA AFG grants. A couple notes on personnel changes including the hiring of Richard Marinucci as fire chief in Northville Township and the hiring of John Kelley with Green Oak Fire Department.

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News for the Week of January 11, 2008

January 11, 2009

This post is dedicated to Chief Paul Wilcox who lost a short battle with Cancer.

Bay City to consider charging for fire services

The City Council has had its first reading of a possible new ordinance to start charging for responses by the fire department. Although charging for services will typically revolve around insurance claims.
[Saugatuck Township Fire Truck] Michigan Scores with Grants

Chelsea Fire Authority and Saugatuck Township fire departments were recently successful with grant requests through the FEMA and the

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