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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.

• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.

• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.

• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.

• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.

• Do not heat a home with a gas oven.

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A fire that started in a garage at this home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane in Livonia has
Livonia Engine 5 In Action
Farmington HIlls Firefighter of the Year Lt. Jeremy Dougherty (center) with Fire Chief John Unruh
Farmington Hills firefighters helped battle an apartment complex blaze in Southfield
Farmington Hills firefighters with students from Lanigan Elementary School.
New firefighters Kody Gazdag (left) and Patrick Renner (second from right) are joined by Garden City
Mayor Robert Walker and Fire Chief Catherine Harman.
Investigators are calling this fire on Ryegate "suspicious."
Plymouth Township firefighters responded Thursday to a truck fire at a gas station at
Five Mile and Northville roads.
A minor fire broke out at a home on Houghton in the Castle Gardens neighborhood early Monday morning
Northville firefighters donate to Student Heart Check
Building Fire In Livonia
The interior of a storage room following a fire at the Garden City Hospital Annex on Harrison.
MAHLE donates smoke alarms to Hills firefighters
Dr. Heather Robertson, a veterinarian at Animal Emergency Center in Novi, demonstrates to
Livonia firefighters how to use a pet oxygen mask on her rescue dog, Jack.
Livonia firefighters responded to a fire Sunday afternoon at a home in the 8900 block of Farmington.
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Garden City firefighter injured in attic fire
A longtime firefighter with the Garden City Fire Department was injured in a fall Sunday evening while fighting an attic fire at a home in the 6600 block of Deering. Engineer Mike Terch, who has been with the department for 19 years, fell some 4 feet as he re-positioned himself on a ladder to better attack an attic fire with a hand line — a foam and water mix. Read More...
Plymouth, Northville townships may reopen fire station
Plymouth Township officials are looking at ways to permanently reopen Fire Station No. 2, which was closed nearly five years ago as a result of layoffs in the Plymouth Township Fire Department. Read More...
House garage catches fire in Livonia
A fire that broke out over the weekend in the Quakertown subdivision of Livonia has been ruled accidental. Livonia firefighters were called at about 1 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane, which is located near Six Mile and Haggerty, over the weekend. Read More...
Farmington Hills employees honored
The city of Farmington Hills held its 41st annual Recognition Awards ceremony Jan. 23 to honor outstanding employees for 2016. The event provides a forum for the city to show appreciation to dedicated employees who put forth special effort and uphold the tradition of excellent service to the community. Read More...
Gas-tank fire sets off blaze that destroys auto shop
A vehicle gasoline tank ignited at a Redford Township auto repair garage Wednesday morning, starting a fire that destroyed the building and took firefighters more than two hours to put out. Read More...
Farmington Hills helps with Southfield fire
Farmington Hills firefighters provided assistance Friday, Feb. 3, to the Southfield Fire Department at the scene of an apartment building fire. Shortly after noon, the Farmington Hills Fire Department received the call for assistance at the Carnegie Park Apartments, located on 11 Mile Road at American Drive. Read More...
Fire merger officially ended
The operational merger of the Westland and Wayne fire departments officially ended Feb. 1 but that doesn't mean the split is acrimonious. Wayne Mayor Susan Rowe and Westland Mayor William Wild each attended both city council meetings last week to talk about the split and leave the door open to future partnerships. Read More...
New scholarship fund
      Livonia Fire Fighters Local #1164 is pleased to announce the creation of the Livonia Firefighters Scholarship fund which will give two graduating high school seniors, who are citizens of Livonia, each $1000 towards college tuition or educational expenses. The criteria to apply is listed below. Read More...

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Bringing Our Work Home With Us

Bringing Our Work Home With Us Everyone likes to think that our work lives and our home lives are separate. This is not actually true. Our work is affected by the stuff that happens at home and we certainly let our work life affect our home life. This is normal. If you don’t believe me, ask the people you live with (family, wife, husband, kids).
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