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Hamtramck City Council

Hamtramck Firefighters Association Local 750 Hamtramck Election

Over the past several weeks, the Hamtramck Firefighters Association Local 750 has invited all six Hamtramck City Council candidates running for election to meet the firefighters, tour the firehouse, listen to our concerns, discuss the future of Hamtramck, and share their visions for the City of Hamtramck. Four of six candidates responded.

Council candidates Carrie Beth Lasley, Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Alsomiri, and Robert Zwolak attended meetings with Hamtramck Firefighters Association Local 750. Despite several invitations, Councilman Saad Almasmari and council hopeful Mohammed Hassan did not respond to requests to meet. After lengthy discussions with the four candidates who met with us, we believe they are good voting choices for the residents of Hamtramck and represent positive visions for the City of Hamtramck.

It’s our opinion that candidate Mohammed Hassan is a detrimental pick for the residents of Hamtramck. During his previous council tenure, he had a failed track record for serving the residents, promoted unobtainable campaign promises, and making baseless claims. Furthermore, he openly advocates eliminating the fire department and eliminating the city income tax, which would further harm the city. Despite the campaign propaganda, he truly does not value fire and police services in the city and promotes hostile division instead or unity.

Additionally, we believe Carrie Beth Lasley stood out as a candidate who was able to see a realistic and positive vision for the City of Hamtramck and understands the municipal needs the best out of our interviewed candidates.

Hamtramck Firefighters Local 750 wishes the best to candidate Carrie Beth Lasley, Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Alsomiri, and Robert Zwolak during this upcoming election and we look forward to being able to work with the top three vote getters. Remember to vote during the upcoming election for a candidate who can actually move Hamtramck in a forward direction.





CITY CHICKEN DINNER

Our friends at the Moose Lodge #1670 are putting on a City Chicken dinner to help support your Hamtramck FireFighters this Friday from 4pm-8pm. Come meet some of your Hamtramck Firefighters and have a delicious dinner.

Friday October 18, 2019
$10 for adults – $5 for children

Hamtramck Moose Lodge 1670
9421 Conant  (map)
Hamtramck, MI 48212




FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA

From the MPFFU MDA Facebook page:

Thank you to Hamtramck Fire Fighters L750. This past week they’ve been out Filling the Boot with MDA, raising over $1,100 and the rumor is they’re not done yet. So keep an eye out for these brave men out Filling the boot in front of their station on Caniff. Special thank you to Fire Fighter Nick Mancina for organizing this drive.

Your Hamtramck Firefighters along with other members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are the largest national sponsor of the a href=”https://firefighters.mda.org/”>Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). More than 280,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as fire fighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the fire fighters also go towards MDA’s summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.

Look for us on the streets collecting for MDA or stop at the firehouse today!




TROWBRIDGE ST. FIRES – SEVERE WEATHER EVENT

From the official city of Hamtramck Facebook:

Your Hamtramck Firefighters responded to multiple weather related events, notably a 2-alarm fire on Trowbridge St. between Jos. Campau and Gallagher. The HFD along with our mutual aid partners DFD and HPFD battled through extreme heat and hazards to keep the fire from extending further.

Pictures by Karen Majewski, Ian Perrota and Cheryl Lynn.

 


PIEROGI IV WINNERS!

In a surprise move, the Hamtramck Firefighters took on the Sterling Heights Police in the 2019 Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Contest. Last year, we bested Sterling Heights Fire 99-58 at the Annual American Polish Festival.

2019 FIRST RESPONDER PIEROGI EATING CONTEST 
HAMTRAMCK FIREFIGHTERS – 108
Sterling Heights Police – 53

The Hamtramck team was once again led by Bill Diamond who ate 26 delicious Srodek pierogi; Bill was followed up by Joe LaFever at 21, Brook Boelter (20), Jon Davis (18), Chad Kersten (17) and Chris Babisch (7).

We look forward to defending our championship in 2020.

 

 


PIEROGI EATING CONTEST IV

The Hamtramck Firefighters take on Sterling Heights Firefighters once again in the Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Contest. Last year, we bested Sterling Heights 99-58 – with Bill Diamond devouring 42 of the delicious Srodek delicacies alone.  

Your Hamtramck Firefighters lead the series 2-1.

Once again, Sterling Heights Firefighters have issued a challenge to the Hamtramck Firefighters to a rematch at the Annual American Polish Festival on the grounds of The American Polish Century Club, located near Hoover & 14 Mile Rd. at 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, MI 48312.

The Firefighter vs Firefighter Pierogi Eating Contest is Sunday, April 14th at 3:15 PM.  Our friends from Srodek’s are holding another pierogi eating challenge that is open to the general public on Saturday, April 13th at 3:15 PM – also at the American Polish Festival.

Come and cheer for the Hamtramck Team!

 

 


Hamtramck Firefighter jumps into action to help shooting victim

From Click On Detroit:

An off-duty Hamtramck firefighter was celebrating his own bachelor party nearby. He risked his life trying to save Howard.

He said he quickly realized Howard had been shot multiple times and performed CPR before paramedics arrived.

“We’re thankful we had one of our guys — who is well-trained — to offer what aid they could,” said Hamtramck Fire Union President Andy Oleksiak.

Although they tried to save him, Howard died from his injuries.

 


ST. FLORIAN FIREFIGHTERS MARCH & MASS PICS

Thanks to all those that attended the 2019 Hamtramck Firefighters St. Florian March & Mass.

(Thanks to Mayor Majewski for her photos).

 


ANNUAL FIREFIGHTER MARCH & MASS


Saturday May 4, 2019
March Leaves the Hamtramck Firehouse at 3:30 pm
 – please arrive early!!
Mass starts in St. Florian Church at 4:00 pm (there is no obligation to participate in Mass).

The Hamtramck Firefighters St. Florian Firefighter March & Mass is May 4, 2019.  

St. Florian Church and Parish, also located in Hamtramck – along with the Hamtramck Firefighters host an annual Firefighter March and Mass. This celebration of firefighters past and present occurs the first Saturday in May along with the annual Strawberry Festival.

The St. Florian Firefighter March & Mass is a unique event that marks the feast day of St. Florian, patron saint of all firefighters. Please join us in commemorating this occasion by participating in this formal March. The March leaves the Hamtramck Firehouse at 3:30 pm and will travel east on Caniff St. then south on Jos. Campau. The procession will then turn west onto Florian St. and continue to St. Florian Church. A Mass honoring firefighters and St. Florian is celebrated in the church at 4:00 (you are not obligated to attend or participate in the Mass).

Departments with an Honor Guard are encouraged to join us and all rigs are welcome. Please contact the Hamtramck firehouse in advance so that we may plan accordingly.

All firefighters, retirees, and their families are welcome to participate in this very special celebration. This an excellent opportunity for all firefighters to unite in brotherhood and remember their fallen heroic comrades. This will also be a great time to enjoy the Strawberry Festival where great food, drink, and music will end the days’ activities.

Printable flyer available here.

Click here to join on Facebook!


POWER LINE SAFETY


Ice, wind and other factors can cause a power line to fall to the ground, onto your house or garage or dangle in the air. Power lines can carry more than 500,000 volts of electricity and are very dangerous. Stay away from downed lines and call 911 in the event of a downed line. 

• Power lines can hurt or kill you – even if they are not sparking.
• Stay away – and keep children and pets away from electric lines.
• Do not touch anything in contact with a downed line – including fences and vehicles.
• Do not touch someone being shocked by a power line.
• Do not drive over a downed line and stay in your vehicle if it come in contact with a power line.

Always assume that a power line is energized. Stay away from power lines – do not touch them – Call 911.