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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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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.
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.
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Canton house fire ruled 'suspicious'
Investigators probing a fire that destroyed a Canton house in December are calling it "suspicious." Flames swept through the two-story colonial house and an attached garage about 11:45 p.m. Dec. 19 on Ryegate, near Morton Taylor and Warren roads. Read More...
Farmington area police, fire shop with kids
The Farmington Hills Police Department, along with the Farmington Hills Fire Department, the Farmington Department of Public Safety and the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department, hosted the annual "Heroes and Helpers" shopping event Dec. 11. Read More...
Plymouth Township firefighters put out truck fire
The Plymouth Township Fire Department responded to a truck fire in the parking lot of the Mobil gas station at Five Mile and Northville roads around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. The cab of a Rizzo garbage truck was fully engulfed upon arrival and destroyed. The gas station was not damaged no injuries were reported. Read More...
Fire department tips for holiday season safety
The Christmas season brings the hustle and bustle of shopping and gatherings with family and friends, but also an increased likelihood of home fires and other household dangers, and the Northville Township Fire Department is offering tips to help residents stay safe. Read More...
Wayne-Westland fire merger to end Feb. 1
The merger of the Wayne and Westland fire departments will be ending Feb. 1 – about five months ahead of the merger agreement expiration date. That means Wayne and Westland firefighters will work in their own cities unless their is a call out for Mutual or Automatic Aid by either department. Read More...
Monday fire displaces Livonia family
One Livonia family has been displaced this December after a fire did minor damage to their Castle Gardens home early Monday morning. The Livonia Fire Department was dispatched at about 7:15 a.m. Monday to the 15000 block of Houghton on the report of a possible fire that had broken out at the home. Read More...
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...


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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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