Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Hurricane Rita struck Texas along with the surrounding areas. Hamtramck
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.
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.
We’re introducing a new system, that will help us keep the site more consistent from platform to platform, allow us to manage the site easier and let us update the site ‘on the fly.’ This new system has several cool features like search, comments on individual stories and better archiving.
There also now two new pages of pictures in the picture area. That’s sixty not photographs capturing the Hamtramck Firefighters in action. Please take a look by click the Pictures link in the menu above.
If you have any problems or see any inconsistencies, please let me know. Thanks.
We’d like to thank everyone for showing up at our annual St. Florian Firefighter March and Mass. Firefighters from all over the Metro Detroit showed up including Detroit, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Utica, Commerce, Shelby, Dearborn, Ecorse, Frenchtown, Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, as well as the Axemen Firefighters Motorcycle Club.
Thanks again to all those that showed up and Fr. Thomas and St. Florian for once again having us.