FIGHT FOR AIR

climb_fy17_poster_flyer_firefighter-detroit-9-15-2016-2_hffOnce again, members of the Hamtramck Fire Department are joining the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb.  The Fight for Air is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events. These unique events are hosted in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps – here in Detroit, we will be climbing to the top of Renaissance Center!  The funds we raise support research, education and patient programs to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, air pollution and other lung diseases.

We will be climbing to all 71 floors or 1,050 stairs in full firefighter turnout gear to support this cause… but, we need your help!

You can donate by visiting our pages on the ALA Website:
Hamtramck Firefighters Team page

  William Dickens
  Matthew Wyszczelski
  John Dropchuk
  Vinny Caporuscio
  Nick Seward
  Dan Hagen

You can also help by purchasing an ALA “Cloud” at PLAV Post 10, Polish Sea League and at Edie’s Food Truck.

CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is called the invisible killer, it is an odorless, colorless gas and can be found in fumes while running cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it.

Every year, more than 400 Americans die from CO poisoning, with more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 hospitalized.  Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. 

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Thanksgiving Safety

We wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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Haunted Fowling 2016 Wrap-Up

We’d like to thank everyone for their support of Haunted Fowling 2016 and helping to make it a tremendous success.  Special thanks to Chutt, Laura, Dennis, Morgan and Alex and all of friends at the Fowling Warehouse.

2016 Haunted Fowling Sponsors

18th Street Deli
A&E Heating & Cooling
A&M Group
Al-Haramain
AXA Great Lakes
Baker Streetcar Bar
Boulevard & Trumbull Towing
Bozek’s Market
Bumbo’s Bar
Caniff Electric Supply
Conant Caniff Market
Dunwell Printing Co.
St. Florian
Flowers By Deb
Hamtramck FOP Lodge 109
Hamtramck Recycling
Hamtramck Public Schools
Hazel Park Firefighters
Hell Fire Detroit
Holbrook Market
Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home
J’s Silkscreens
Krown Supermarket
Little Caesars of Hamtramck
Maine Street Restaurant
Metropolitan Baking Co.
Hamtramck Moose Lodge
Mostek Paint & Glass
Motor City Sports Bar
Mudgie’s
New Dodge Lounge
New Palace Bakery
Nicole Zukowski Photography
Polish-American Credit Union
Planet Ant

PLAV Post 10
Polish Sea League
Roy’s Electric
Srodek’s Polish Food
Sterling Oil
Sucher Tire
Suzy’s Bar
Whiskey in the Jar
Detroit Zen Center

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Special thanks to: all of our Fowlers, Fowling Warehouse & Staff, Srodek’s, Polish-American Credit Union, Better Made Snack Foods, Sister Pie, MJR Theaters, Genie’s Wienies Coney Island Chili, Kowalski, Jiffy Mix, Polonia, Bronco Printing, Amicci’s Pizza, Lake Brothers Beer Co, Stan’s Grocery, Nicole Zukowski Photography, Detroit Threads, Bavarian Inn, Wheelhouse Detroit, Detroit Repertory Theatre, The Henry Ford, Green Dot Stables, Motor City Casino, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Dave & Buster’s Utica, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Piast Institute, Joanie Wilding, Fischer, Sage & Caroline.

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK – CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM

Don’t forget when you “fall back” and change your clocks tonight, that it’s also time to check your smoke alarms. If you have an older model smoke alarm – replace the batteries! Working smoke alarms saves lives – 2 of 3 fire deaths result from fire in homes with no working smoke alarms.

Be safe, check your smoke alarms – and change batteries if needed – when you change your clocks Sunday, November 6th.

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METRO D 10 ALARM CHILI CHALLENGE

Join us at the 3rd Annual Metro D 10 Alarm Chili Challenge on Saturday November 5th at the Detroit Zoo.  We will be serving our ‘World Famous’ Firehouse Chili to support wife and babies of Detroit Police Captain Ken “Shark” Steil – a 46-year old, 20-year veteran of the DPD, father of a 3- and a 5-year-old – who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

The event starts at noon and goes until 4 PM.  Admission is $10 to enter the Zoo and $10 at the door.  (Map to the Detroit Zoo).

 

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Halloween Safety

Halloween is Monday, October 31st!  Don’t forget to play it safe while trick-or-treating, or while decorating your house.

Wear a costume that is flame retardant.
Make sure the costume is bright and has reflective material or tape.
Avoid long or billowing fabric.
If wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see out of.
Dried flowers, cornstalks and other dried items are highly flammable – keep these and other decorations away from flame and heating sources!
Use a flashlight or battery operated candle instead a candle in your jack-o-lantern.

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Halloween is Monday, October 31st!  Don’t forget to play it safe while trick-or-treating, or while decorating your house.

Wear a costume that is flame retardant.
Make sure the costume is bright and has reflective material or tape.
Avoid long or billowing fabric.
If wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see out of.
Dried flowers, cornstalks and other dried items are highly flammable – keep these and other decorations away from flame and heating sources!
Use a flashlight or battery operated candle instead a candle in your jack-o-lantern.

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Heating Safety

 Heating fires are a leading cause of home fire deaths.  Half of the home heating fire deaths resulted from fires that started when something that could burn was too close to the heating equipment.
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SAFER GRANT

From Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters:

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced that the Hamtramck Fire Department has been awarded assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. The Detroit-area fire department will receive over $2.3 million and use the funding to support the hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our families, homes, and communities,”said Senator Stabenow. “These resources will help the Hamtramck Fire Department make sure there is always someone there to answer the call in an emergency.”

“Families in Hamtramck depend on the fire department to keep their community safe,” Senator Peters said. “Having a fully staffed and properly trained department is critical in ensuring the well-being of the Michiganders it serves.”

Eligible fire departments in Michigan and across the country can apply for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants. These competitive grants provide money to guarantee departments are appropriately staffed with qualified professional and volunteer firefighters. More information about the grant can be found by clicking here.

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720).

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