• 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.
Firefighters rescue man trapped between semi tires in Plymouth Twp.
Posted On: Jan 20, 2019
Livonia firefighter Adam Pryor works to free the mechanic trapped between two semi tires in Plymouth on Jan. 17, 2019. The Livonia Fire Department assisted the Plymouth Twp. Fire Department in the rescue. (Photo: Capt. Phil Kamm, Livonia Fire Department)
Two fire departments worked quickly Thursday to extricate a mechanic trapped between two tractor-trailer tires in Plymouth Township, officials said.
Livonia Deputy Chief Michael Kelly said they responded to the scene on Pilot Drive around 6 p.m. after the Plymouth Township Fire Department called for assistance.
Kelly said the man trapped was approximately 35 years old and was servicing the tractor-trailer's refrigeration unit when another person attempted to move the truck — unaware that the man was there.
The firefighters worked for about 40 minutes to extricate the man, who was treated at an area hospital, Kelly said.
According to a Facebook post on the Livonia Professional Firefighters IAFF Local No. 1164 page, the victim had only minor injuries.
Livonia firefighters helped to perform manual removal of the outside tire on the front axle of the semi, then cut the interior tire and utilized a K12 cutting tool to remove the victim, the post added.