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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 fire fighters recently participated in a live training burn exercise to practice
firefighting techniques and strategies learned in the classroom.
Westland Firefighters were called to an early morning fire that caused extensive damage
to the Grindstone Smokehouse Saturday.
Redford Fire Chief Scott Demoff, with 2016 Firefighter of the Year Jason Kiekbusch (left).
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.
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New firefighter plan latest step to ease north-end Plymouth Township residents' concerns
Inching closer to reopening a fire station on Plymouth Township's northeast side, elected leaders have agreed to hire three new firefighters amid efforts to improve emergency response time to areas such as Lake Pointe subdivision. The 6-1 decision by the township board came Tuesday as local officials have put the reopening of Fire Station No. 2 on the fast-track. Read More...
4 hospitalized after fire at assisted-living home in Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Four people were hospitalized Wednesday after a fire ripped through at an assisted-living center in Farmington Hills and forced seniors out of their homes, officials said. The building off of 13 Mile Road between Middlebelt and Orchard Lake roads was evacuated because of the fire, officials said. Read More...
Hills hiring new firefighters
Anyone who's wanted to be a firefighter has a chance now in Farmington Hills. The Farmington Hills Fire Department hosts an informational meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at Farmington Hills Fire Station #5, located at 31455 W. Eleven Mile Road (at the southwest corner of Eleven Mile and Orchard Lake Roads on the Farmington Hills City Hall campus). Read More...
Fire damages Westland restaurant; cause is being investigated
The cause of an early morning fire that damaged a Westland restaurant is under investigation. The fire at the Grindstone Smokehouse on Wayne Road south of Ford was reported about 2:45 a.m. Saturday after the restaurant had closed for the night. "There was a garbage guy at the rear of the building. He heard popping and crackling. Read More...
Fire station could reopen in Plymouth Township
A Plymouth Township fire station, closed five years ago amid budget cuts and firefighter layoffs, could possibly reopen as early as July, officials say. The plan hinges on the initial hiring of three new firefighters and a joint agreement between Plymouth and Northville townships to share Fire Station No. 2, on Wilcox near Schoolcraft. Read More...
Firefighter of the Year enjoys 'helping people'
Michael Thoms decided in high school he wanted to become a firefighter. A baseball and football player at Dearborn's Edsel Ford High School, he wanted a career that was physically demanding while allowing him to help people. Thoms' peers say he chose the right path — and he has achieved a milestone by earning the title of Canton Firefighter of the Year. Read More...
Redford shines spotlight on firefighters and police
April 20 saw a record turnout at the 32nd annual Redford Chamber Police and Fire awards. The Redford Chamber of Commerce hosted the event, attended by business owners, residents, community groups, dignitaries and family members of the honorees. Read More...
Meet Canton first responders at Community Connection Day
Local families with at-risk and special populations are invited to meet and mingle with Canton police officers and firefighter/paramedics at Canton’s first Community Connection Day.  This free event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29,  at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway. 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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