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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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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.
A fire state started in the garage of a Sullivan Lane home in Novi spread to the rest of the house
and a home next door on Saturday.
Karen Westfall and husband Capt. Greg Westfall have a combined 56 years in serving the community.
Fire Chief Jon Unruh swears in nine paid-on-call firefighters
after they completed the probationary process.
From left are Robert Weiland, Matthew Samhat, John Lapenta and Brian Bohnet.
The four Northville Fire Department members have been promoted to lieutenant.

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Livonia Fire Department battles suspicious fire
The Livonia Fire Department says a fire at a home Sunday afternoon in the 8900 block of Farmington remains under investigation as suspicious in nature. Fire inspector Keith Bo said crews responded Sunday afternoon to the fire at the home near Farmington and Kentucky. He said no injuries were reported as the owner was not home at the time of the incident. Read More...
Open houses highlight Fire Prevention Week
In commemoration of Fire Prevention Week, the Northville City Fire Department will host open houses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Oct. 15 at Station No. 1 in Northville, 215 W. Main, and at Station No. 2 in Plymouth, 201 S. Main, where it also provides fire and EMS services. The department is also offering a free home fire safety review to make fire safety recommendations. Read More...
Westland has a new fire chief
In front of a crowd filled with family, friends and many firefighters, Michael Stradtner was sworn in as Westland fire chief at Monday's city council meeting. "I promise to do the best I can to make the fire department the best department it can be," said Stradtner, who most recently served as assistant fire chief/EMS coordinator,. Read More...
Arson defendant faces trial for Canton market fire
A Canton teen accused of breaking into a local market and setting it on fire has been ruled competent to stand trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. Nathan Howard Gudenburr, 19, could face penalties ranging up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of charges that arose after Canton City Market, near Sheldon and Canton Center roads, was set afire about 2 a.m. April 17. Read More...
Off to college? Heed fire safety advice from the pros
Fire safety may not be first and foremost in the minds of college students. There’s studying to do, along with new people to meet and activities to enjoy. Nevertheless, some basic attention to safety can prevent tragedy. Read More...
Redford firefighters get helping hand from Matick Chevy
Redford’s fire department will be able to gather important patient information more efficiently thanks to Matick Chevy. The dealership celebrated the department and the Redford Commission on Children’s Issues Monday at its Cruze In For a Cause event. Dozens of township residents participated and got a chance to check out a fire engine and rescue vehicle, among others. Read More...
Fire destroys Canton home
A Canton house was destroyed by fire early Thursday, one day after firefighters doused a garage fire at the same residence, an official said. "Nobody was injured," Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Stoecklein said. Officials hadn't pinpointed the exact cause of either blaze. Stoecklein said later Thursday morning the fires remained under investigation. Read More...
Livonia Fire Department 75th anniversary

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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