UPCOMING EVENTS

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!!

CONDOLENCES

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.

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NEW FORMAT

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.

FLORIAN MARCH / MASS

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.

Pictures here.

FIREFIGHTER MARCH & MASS

This years annual St. Florian Firefighter March and Mass will be held on April 30th.

March leaves Hamtramck firehouse at about 3:00 PM – march participants should arrive early!! Mass starts at 4 PM (you are not obligated to attend or participate in mass).

A reception will follow mass at the hall under the school across the street from the church.

Other details, including history of the event and details about the origins of St. Florian can be found here.

KOSS RETIREMENT PARTY

A retirement party for Jeff Koss will be held April 27th at the Hamtramck Knights of Columbus Hall located at 9632 Conant (map). Capt. Koss retired February 14th with 32 years of service in the Hamtramck Fire Department.

Tickets are $20, the party starts at 5:00 pm further info can be made by calling the Hamtramck Firehouse at (313) 876-7778. *|

APRIL 2 FIRE

Hamtramck Firefighters were called to this blaze on Charest street near Immaculate Conception Church at about 8:00 AM, Satuday morning. The home was found to be about 80% involved according to Lt. Ron Cichecki.

An agressive firefighting attack was able to save a most of the stucture and the home next door, which did have some exposure damage. Two Hamtramck Firefighters sufferend injuries and were treated at Henry Ford Hospital, one has already returned to full duty and the other is expected to return shortly.

Pictures courtesy Luigi Gjokaj.