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911 Service Restored

November 21st 2017

911 Service Not Working in Some Communities,  Restored (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 20, 2017) UPDATE:  911 SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED AS OF 2:35AM ACCORDING TO OCSO. Pontiac, MI-  At least a dozen communities in Oakland County are without 911 service as a result of a gas line fire that occurred at about 10pm on Monday. […]

Henry Ford Hospital W. Bloomfield Hosting Emergency Preparedness Expo Sept. 26

August 31st 2017

Henry Ford Hospital W. Bloomfield Hosting Emergency Preparedness Expo Sept. 26 West Bloomfield, Mich. – Is your family prepared for an emergency? Being ready before a power outage, fire, flood, or other potential crisis situation can mean the difference between managed inconvenience and a major disaster. The public is invited to attend an Emergency Preparedness […]

President Declares Emergency in Flint, FEMA to Coordinate Efforts

January 16th 2016

President Declares Emergency in Flint, FEMA to Coordinate Efforts (FEMA Press Release, Jan. 16, 2016) Flint, MI – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Michigan to supplement state and local response efforts in the area affected by […]

Ferndale Denied Storm Cleanup Funds

October 7th 2011

The City of Ferndale was among four cities denied storm cleanup funds for the damaged caused by high winds and fallen trees over Labor Day Weekend. On September 8, 2011 Mayor Dave Coulter signed a declaration calling the cleanup efforts a state of emergency, which is one of the requirements for a Homeland Security natural disaster grant.

City seeks CERT volunteers to help in emergencies

July 21st 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department is working on putting together a CERT Team to help in the event of natural disasters, downed power lines, and other emergency situations. The Citizens Emergency Response Team can also be used in other situations to help with injuries, searches, having a presence at events in case help is needed, and possibly training other residents about safety and emergency preparedness.

Fire Destroys Over 50% of Home

April 13th 2011

A fire occurred at approximately 6:30pm in the 600 block of Livernois. According to Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan the fire began in the kitchen.