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Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross

February 28th 2017

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross (American Red Cross Michigan Region, Feb. 28, 2017) Oakland County, MI – The American Red Cross Michigan Region is offering free smoke detectors. Here’s how… Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form ~The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for […]

North Oakland Fire Dept. Family Fun Day Feb. 18

February 4th 2017

North Oakland Fire Dept. Family Fun Day Feb. 18 (EVENT page) Holly, MI – North Oakland Fire Dept. Family Fun Day is  Feb. 18, at 5051 Grange Hall Road, Holly from 1pm to 3pm. Please join us for our second annual Winter Family Fun Day.  We will show a short fire safety video along with […]

Troy Firefighters Face Challenges in Somerset Parking Garage Fires

December 19th 2016

Troy Firefighters Face Challenges in Somerset Parking Garage Fires (Troy Fire Dept, Dec. 19, 2016) Troy, MI – At the height of holiday shopping on Saturday afternoon, December 17th, Station #3 was dispatched to a vehicle fire in Section 2H of the north parking deck. Upon arrival, Troy Police and Somerset Security confirmed one car […]

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 […]

Hazel Park Firefighters go 71 Flights in Full Gear for Charity

March 1st 2016

Hazel Park Firefighters go 71 Flights in Full Gear for Charity (Crystal Proxmire, March 1, 2016) Detroit, MI – Four Hazel Park firefighters held their own among firefighters through the region in a full-gear walk up 71 flights of stairs of the Detroit Renaissance Center. Michael Khoury, Scott Covarrubias, Sean Altman, and Brandon Stinnett all […]

Video Shows Fire at Waterford Home (video)

December 6th 2015

Video Shows Fire at Waterford Home (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2015) Waterford, MI – On Dec. 4 Waterford Regional Firefighters were able to quickly put out a blaze that destroyed one room of a house in the 26000 block of Landsdowne on Dec. 4. The cause of the fire remains under investigation according to […]

Guns & Hoses Holiday Party Benefiting Toys for Tots, Dec. 17

December 5th 2015

Guns & Hoses Holiday Party Benefiting Toys for Tots, Dec. 17 (EVENT page) LJPR and Wayne Oakland Police bring you the 2015 Guns & Hoses Party Benefitting Toys for Tots. Twist, 22901 Woodward, Ferndale, MI 48220. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 starting at 5:30 pm. $20 cover charge. Cash bar. 50/50 raffle. For more info contact […]

Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills & Oakland Twp…

October 13th 2015

Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills & Oakland Township Join  Forces for  Fire Dept. Night (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2015) “I want to show him who the good guys are.”  That’s the reason that Marlon Pokorny gave for bringing his four year old son Christian to the Fire Department night in Rochester Hills.  “If […]

Royal Oak Firefighters Open House Oct. 10

October 7th 2015

Royal Oak Firefighters Open House Oct. 10 (EVENT page)   Fire Fighters Open House   Event – Date & Time: Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 11:00am – 2:00pm Honor Fire Prevention Week by joining Royal Oak Fire Fighters at their annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Fire […]

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.