Entries by JD

SANDERS BAKERY FIRE – HIGHLAND PARK

The Hamtramck Firefighters had a busy Saturday morning on July 14th by providing mutual aid to Highland Park. The ‘old’ Sanders Bakery, which is currently be used as a recycling plant burnt for several days.. From the Detroit Free Press: HIGHLAND PARK — The historic Sanders candy factory in Highland Park could be burning for […]


PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

Saturday July 14th, 10am-1pm at Zussman Park in front of City Hall FREE EVENT! Police Dept Open House Fire Trucks & Hose Snacks & Drinks Bounce House Games and more! *Parents: get your questions answered by our Honorable Police & Fire Department staff For more info contact: 734-845-8695 Police Dept Open House, Fire trucks, community […]


CONDOLENCES

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the friends and family of Mike Maciejewski, who passed away today after battling cancer. Mike served the Hamtramck Fire Department from 1984 after coming over from the Hamtramck Department of Public Works and retired in 2005 as Motor Engineer. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.  He will […]


THREE HAMTRAMCK FIREFIGHTERS INJURED

From Chief Wilk:  “The fire fighters did an awesome job controlling the fire and to keep it from spreading to the two homes on either side that were occupied. The tower saw its first action in our city. The injuries were minor but the status of the men is unknown at this time they are […]


WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

Welcome to our brand new website!  The Hamtramck Firefighters’ own John Dropchuk has been hard at work redesigning our website to incorporate new features along with an entire new look!  Our new site incorporates all the story and content and features of our old site on more stable, versatile platform. Stories posted on Hamtramck Firefighters.com […]


HAMTRAMCK FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE SIX

From the Detroit Free Press:  Firefighters rescued an infant, two toddlers and three women from the porch of a burning home in Hamtramck early today.   When crews arrived on the 2100 block of Trowbridge at 3:30 a.m. after a 911 call about a garage fire, they discovered the blaze had engulfed the back of […]


ST. FLORIAN FIREFIGHTER MARCH & MASS

Pictures from the event courtesy John Sarver & Kim McDonough.


NEW AERIAL TOWER

Our new Aerial Platform Tower went into service today.  The truck is a 2012 Sutphen with 100′ boom/ladder tall enough to reach the roof of the tallest building in Hamtramck – or work above a fire to get a better angle or control – it is also very important for using to protect exposure fires […]


McBRYAR, CRANDALL & LaFEVER PROMOTED

Congratulations go to Greg McBryar who was promoted to Fire Marshal of the Hamtramck Fire Department on April 19. Greg, who was serving as Lieutenant, has been with the department since July 1990 and has served the Hamtramck Firefighters Association as President and other roles.  Mike Crandall, who has been with Hamtramck Fire Department since […]


PAUL WILK PROMOTED TO FIRE CHIEF

Congratulations go to Paul Wilk who was promoted to Chief of the Hamtramck Fire Department on April 13. Paul, who was serving as Fire Marshal, has been with the department since July 1990 and has served the Hamtramck Firefighters Association as President and other roles. This promotion fills the vacancy left by the retirement of […]