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).

FIREWORKS SAFETY

More U.S. fires are reported on the 4th of July than any other day – fireworks account for two out of five of those fires.   The safest way to celebrate is attend a public firework show – the Hamtramck School Recreation Department is having a fireworks program at Keyworth Stadium on July 30th.

You can fire your legal, store-bought fireworks on federal holidays including the 4th of July – and the day before and the day after that holiday.   You cannot set off fireworks in parks, parking lots, or on public property.  You must be 18 years or older to buy and use fireworks and you can’t be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

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HAUNTED FOWLING – 2016

fowling-flyer-2016_lrJoin the Hamtramck Firefighters on October 22, 2016 for a Halloween party you won’t forget – right here in Hamtramck! THe Hamtramck Firefighters’ Haunted Fowling returns at Fowling Warehouse!

Fowling is an enjoyable and lively game that combines elements of bowling, football, and horseshoes.  Fowling has been an exciting addition to Hamtramck – appearing on all over local media.  You can learn more about this new and unique sport at the Fowling Warehouse website.  (Don’t worry – this is all for fun, there will be plenty of help to assist you with this game).

As with our past ‘Haunted’ events, there will be a prize for best costume, plenty of cool door prizes, raffles, drink specials and more!

Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling   (Join our Facebook Event Page)
Saturday, October 22 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(please arrive early for check-in, Fowling will start promptly at 7:00 pm)
$25 per person – Tickets available now – please contact us for details.

Fowling Warehouse 
3901 Christopher St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48211 (map)
e-mail or call the firehouse (313) 876-7778 for more details

Please click here to download a printable copy of our 2016 Hamtramck Firefighters Haunted Fowling Flyer (pdf file).

We are hoping for help from our friends and local businesses for sponsorship a donations – please click here for that information (.zip file).

Click here to join on Facebook!