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Van and Mini Bus Catch Fire in Detroit

October 18th 2018

  Van and Mini Bus Catch Fire in Detroit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2018) Detroit, MI- At about 2:30pm on Oct. 18 Detroit Firefighters responded to a fire on Plainview near Trojan, a neighborhood near 8 Mile and Evergreen.  Two vehicles were in flames, a mini bus and a van. The vehicles were located […]

Wolverine Lake Chiefs Share Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

December 20th 2017

Wolverine Lake Chiefs Share Holiday Fire Prevention Tips Wolverine Lake, MI – Due to the recent increase in house fires in the area, we thought that it might be a good time for some Holiday safety tips regarding fire safety. Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than […]

Ferndale Firefighter and 8 Year Old Son Struggle After House Fire

February 14th 2016

Ferndale Firefighter and 8 Year Old Son Struggle After House Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – For over 15 years Michael Szymanski has been fighting fires and saving lives in the City of Ferndale. Now he is in the unimaginable position of trying to rebuild his life after a fire destroyed […]

City Honors Norm VanSparrentak (1959-2011)

November 19th 2011

Norm joined the Ferndale Fire Department in June of 1994 and retired in June of 2010. He served as a firefighter, paramedic, and hazardous materials technician for 16 years and was Firefighter of the Year in 2002…