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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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Farmington Hills firefighters who participated in the 2017 Fight for Air Climb
Firefighters pour water on the burning home Wednesday, but their efforts are hampered by high winds
and arcing power lines.
Firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday night on Ann Arbor Trail
Livonia Fire Department looks to renovate headquarters
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
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Farmington Hills firefighters Fight for Air
On Feb. 26, six members of the Farmington Hills Fire Department participated in the Fight for Air Climb at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Read More...
Livonia fire chief: Storm worst 'since the blackout'
Not since 2003 has the Livonia Fire Department gone on as many runs as it did during Wednesday's storms. Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead said several firefighters were recalled from previously scheduled training or being off Wednesday to come back to work and attempt to battle the high winds that plagued the city. A typical day will see a few dozen calls for service. Read More...
Fire damages Plymouth home
A quick response by firefighters helped limit damage to a two-story house that caught fire Wednesday night at 1260 Ann Arbor Trail between Joel and McKinley streets in Plymouth, Fire Chief Steve Ott said. A man who lives in the house escaped unharmed with a pet, Ott said. The fire was reported just after 11 p.m. Read More...
Livonia Fire Department looks to renovate headquarters
The headquarters, one of five fire stations in the city, has seen its share of problems over the years: issues with the building's HVAC system have taken place and Whitehead's office was plagued with mold several years back, requiring him to move temporarily as the issue was taken care of. 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. Our hope is to expand these scholarships in the future as our fund grows through fundraising endeavors. Read More...
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...


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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