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Minivan in Creek Means Rescue and Cleanup for Troy Firefighters

February 27th 2017

Minivan in Creek Means Rescue and Cleanup for Troy Firefighters (Troy Fire Dept, Feb. 27, 2017) Troy, MI – The Troy Fire Department was dispatched for a rollover accident, reported to be a vehicle rolled over and upside down in a creek. The occupant was reported to be trapped inside. Upon arrival, firefighters determined that […]

Families See Royal Oak Firefighters in Action at Open House

October 9th 2016

Families See Royal Oak Firefighters in Action at Open House (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 9, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – First-grader Jack Muckenthaler remembers what it was like when his grandmother fell and broke her ankle.  “Nana was walking on the stairs a few steps and she fell.  The ambulance came and the firemen helped […]

Tools of the Trade in the Ferndale Fire Department

January 12th 2011

When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.