• 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.
Westland fire charity raises $14,500; reverse raffle gives two winners $5,000 apiece
Posted On: Dec 07, 2018
The Westland Fire Administration Public Awareness Committee recently held its inaugural Flash Fire $10,000 Giveaway.
The fundraiser is a reverse raffle with the owner of the final ticket drawn winning $10,000. This year the final two contestants decided to split the purse, each walking away with $5,000. The organization raised $14,500 for their efforts, all of which will be put back into the community.
With the holiday season now in full swing, the Public Awareness Committee has already started putting some of the donations to work. In a joint effort, the organization teamed with the Westland Police Department and the Wayne Ford Civic League, to purchase and install a wheelchair lift for a Westland veteran.
The charity also purchased new soccer nets for the kids at St. Matthew Lutheran School. Purchasing the nets was not enough, however, as firefighters helped break in the new equipment. The students challenged the fire department to a match, winning 2-1 in a game-deciding shoot out.