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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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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.
Firefighters battle the fire that destroyed the former bakery building at Eloise in Westland.
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission offers an American Red Cross
CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) class from 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14.
There’s plenty of hands-on fun on tap at the Novi community open house.
Farmington Hills Fire Department Training Burn
Canton firefighters were dispatched at noon Saturday to a house fire on Rolling Meadow Drive.
The garage was totally engulfed. Two occupants escaped safely.
Firefighters battle Saturday’s house fire in Plymouth. The fire brought personnel from the
Northville City Fire Department, which serves Plymouth, as well as the Plymouth Township Fire Department and Huron Valley Ambulance.
Fire Marshal Jason Olszewski ventilates the rescued dog using a special pet resuscitation mask after
crews removed the dog from the smoke filled home.
Canton Fire Chief Joshua Meier has been promoted as director of the Canton Public Safety Department.

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Fire department offers car seat inspections
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75 percent of children are riding in car safety seats that aren't properly installed or don't fit correctly. Proper installation of car seats can greatly reduce injuries to children if a car accident occurs. The Farmington Hills Fire Department can help make sure that your child is safely protected. Read More...
Fire displaces residents at Livonia home
A fire that started in the bedroom of a home near Six Mile and Merriman left smoke damage throughout the house and displaced the residents. Livonia firefighters were called to a house fire at about 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 31500 block of Grove. Read More...
Garden City firefighters write, win $617,616 grant
Garden City will hire three additional firefighters by early next year after recently receiving a federal grant that will pay for wages and benefits for two years. Fire Capt. Scott Marinkovich and Firefighter Steve Rhea wrote the grant request for $617,616 from SAFER (Staffing Adequate Fire Emergency Response) through FEMA. Read More...
Impact of millage failure on fire, police reviewed
At an emergency council meeting Thursday, Wayne-Westland Fire Chief Michael Reddy and Wayne Police Chief Alan Maciag each made presentations about their respective departments in the wake of a public safety millage being rejected by voters. Read More...
Federal grant funds hiring 6 new Wayne firefighters
Wayne has received a federal grant that will allow the city to hire six additional firefighters for two years. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response or SAFER grant for $994,848 will allow the number of Wayne firefighters to increase from the current 12 to 18. Read More...
Kids have fun as they meet everyday heroes
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Blake Wagner of Northville Township’s only 3, but he’s learning that lesson early. Blake, sister Reagan, 11 months, and their parents, Joe and Kellie Wagner, were at a Hanging with Heroes gathering at the Plymouth Fire Station the morning of Saturday, July 30. Detroit Moms Blog presented the family-friendly event with police and fire help. Read More...
Firefighters show off their skills
There wasn’t much left with the Ford Taurus after Wayne-Westland Firefighters were through with it. Firefighters demonstrated an extraction using the Jaws of Life for visitors at Mark Chevrolet recently going to work on the Ford. It was probably no coincidence that the Chevy dealer provided a Ford to be demolished. Read More...
Fire Department awards preteens civil citations
Imagine you’re a preteen getting ready for some fun in the swimming pool, when suddenly your buddy complains of feeling ill – then quickly shows signs that the problem is getting worse. Scary stuff, indeed, and what Annisha Carter, 11, and Danielle McKay, 10 faced during day camp at the Costick Center on June 8. 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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