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• 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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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.
Open houses highlight Fire Prevention Week
Westland Fire Chief Michael Stradtner being sworn in by Westland City Clerk Richard LeBlanc.
A fire destroyed a two-story home on Merrimac in Canton.
Fire Chief Cathy Harman accepts a check from Gordon Chevrolet sales manager Mike Meszaros as Sparky
and firefighter Mike Storms look on
Canton Fire Inspector Nichole Hamilton urges college students to heed fire safety precautions
“I would ask them to get a fire extinguisher,” and know how to use it, she said.
Matick Chevy General Manager Molly Williams presented Redford firefighters
with a $1,000 check on Monday.
Inspector/Paramedic Eric Alonzo inspects a car safety seat.
Family members pose with Danielle McKay, Grace Thomas, Annisha Carter and Fire Chief Jon Unruh
A fire left the interior of the Meadowood Townhomes clubhouse severely damaged.
What's New
Community rallies to help family burned out of home
Stacy Karafotis estimates some 25,000 people were reached through social media to provide help to a Garden City family forced out their home when it caught fire early Wednesday morning. "They don't have anything. We have to help," said Karafotis, who with her business partner, Craig Poisson, owns and operates Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare and Boarding, 5921 Middlebelt Road. Read More...
Northville firefighters donate to Student Heart Check
The Student Heart Check Program, Children’s Miracle Network initiative of Beaumont Children’s, accepted Nov. 30 a donation of $5,000 from the Northville Township Firefighters Charity Fund.  The donation will support the Student Heart Check program that has screened almost 14,000 students since it began in 2007. Read More...
Fire breaks out Thursday at Garden City Hospital annex
No one was injured early Thursday morning when billowing smoke and a fire broke out near a boiler in the Garden City Hospital Annex at 6701 Harrison. While calls were coming into 9-1-1, Fire Chief Catherine Harman and Capt. Scott Marinkovich could see the smoke from the building about 8:18 a.m. "The guys could see orange through the windows of the cafeteria/gym area," Harman added. Read More...
Northville Twp. firefighters graduate
Two Northville Township firefighters recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University’s School of Fire Staff and Command. Firefighter Brent Muller earned the academic excellence award for finishing number one in the class and firefighter Hugh Jordan also finished with honors. Read More...
Township names deputy fire director
Fire appointment Northville Township Manager Chip Snider announced the appointment of Brent Siegel as deputy director of fire services. The appointment became effective Monday. “Brent began his career with the Northville Township Fire Department in 2005," Snider said. Read More...
Fire officers graduate staff, command school
Novi Fire Department Lts. Joshua A. Bunse and Remo Oliverio continued to advance their leadership skills by successfully completing Eastern Michigan University’s School of Fire Staff and Command last week. The two lieutenants spent 10 months in the program, which takes the fire officer beyond traditional operation methods and exposes them to conceptual thinking and problem solving. Read More...
MAHLE donates smoke alarms to Hills firefighters
MAHLE Industries Inc. has donated several dozen smoke alarms to the Farmington Hills Fire Department to help firefighters increase fire safety awareness and, ultimately, save lives. The donated smoke alarms are lithium battery-operated and have a 10-year life span, the type recommended by the fire department. Read More...
Livonia Fire armed to save pets with new oxygen masks
The Livonia Fire Department is always prepared to administer oxygen to fire victims when they respond to a blaze. Now, it's ready to administer some help to fire victims' pets as well. The agency recently accepted a donation of several pet oxygen masks to place on its rescue squads to help pets affected possibly by fires in the city. Read More...

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).
How Modern Furniture Endangers Firefighters

Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.

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