Congratulations and best wishes to Motor Engineer Mike Maciejewski on his retirement from the Hamtramck Fire Department.

Mike joined the Fire Dept. in 1984 after serving several years with Hamtramck Department of Public Works. Mike took his traditional last ride in early December prior to going on furlough – we’d all like to wish Mike the best as he heads south.

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Congratulations to Andrew Lorio on his promotion to Captain. Andy has been with the Hamtramck Fire Department since December, 1976 and currently serves as a union vice president.

Capt. Lorio will be filling in the vacancy created with the retirement of Jeff Koss earlier this year.


Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the friends and family of Benjamin “Ben” Czerniawski, who passed away November 24th, 2005.

Lt. Czerniawski served with the Hamtramck Fire Department before retiring in late 60s/early 70s as a lieutenant and is remembered fondly by all.

Viewing is November 26th & 27th at the Kaul Funeral Home in St. Clair Shores, please click here for details.


A great time was had by all at our annual Bowling Fundraiser! Thanks to our bowlers and generous sponsors, the event was a tremendous success!

We’d like to thank our sponsors for helping making the evening a tremendous success:

Fernandez-Lawrentz Construction
Hamtramck Police FOP #109
New Dodge Lounge
New Dodge & Jean’s Bar
Polish Sea League
Sterling Services
Jurkiewicz-Wilk Funeral Home
Seven Brothers Bar
Hippo’s Bar
Century 21 Realtor Janice Sylvester
Jean’s Bar

Also special thanks to: Jennifer Teidt, Meyer Crandall, The Detroit Red Wings, The Detroit Lions, The Detroit Tigers, Motor City Casino, Buddy’s Pizza, Astro Lanes, Hardy & Sons Signs, Graveyard Records, Wally’s Party Store, Detroit Threads, Baker Street Car, Keg & Bottle, Turtle & Inky’s and Under the Eagle.

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Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Hurricane Rita struck Texas along with the surrounding areas. Hamtramck


Labor Day wrapped up yet another fun and exciting Hamtramck Festival – which included our booth on the strip. As always, it was one heck of party, with beverages, chili and t-shirts for all!

A huge thank you our friends and family for helping out at the booth and to our customers – it sure looked like everyone had a good time – we know we did! By using the tip jar money was raised for both MDA and victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Polish Day Parade on Monday featured Engine 1 with a special friend in the Officer’s seat.

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This year the Hamtramck Firefighters are aiming to raise $3,000 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Once again, we will be giving back to our community over Labor Day weekend the Firefighters will be raising funds to support ‘Jerry’s Kids’ at the Hamtramck Festival. At the annual Hamtramck Festival we will be collecting tips in “tip jars” at our usual spot at Jos. Campau and Holmes. Of course, our booth will also feature our world famous chili, beverages, t-shirts and more.

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The Hamtramck Firefighters will once again be at the annual Hamtramck Festival, held Labor Day Weekend September 2nd-5th. Our booth will once again be offering a fine assortment of adult beverages (cold beer) and our internationally renowned Firehouse Chili. Our booth will be located at the usual spot at Jos. Campau & Holmes.

Our annual Bowling fundraiser takes place October 21st at Astro Lanes. Please click here for details.

See you there!!


Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the friends and family of Louis Mezwa. Louie passed away late last week.

Louie was a Hamtramck Firefighter up until a few years ago and battled several illnesses in the short time since he left the department. He was 48 at the time of his death.

Viewing is July 6th at Krot Funeral home with a funeral on July 7th.