FIGHT FOR AIR

The 2015 Hamtramck Firefighters Stair Climb TeamThe Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events. These unique events are hosted in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps – here in Detroit, we will be climbing to the top of Renaissance Center!  The funds we raise support research, education and patient programs to help the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, air pollution and other lung diseases.

You can donate by visiting our pages on the ALA Website:
Hamtramck Firefighters Team page
Matthew Wyszczelski
Joe LaFever
Vinny Caporuscio
Nick Seward
Marc Motyl
Chris Siewert
Chris Monge

 

On January 16, 2016 the Hamtramck Firefighters Stairclimb Team will be hosting a Fowling Fundraiser to benefit the Fight For Air Stair Climb.   This will be a “no frills” event – with all the proceeds benefitting the American Lung Association Fight for Air!

ala-fowling-lgHamtramck Firefighters Fight for Air Fowling Fundraiser (Facebook Event page)
Saturday January 16, 2016
8:00 PM until 10:00 PM
(please arrive early for check-in, Fowling will start promptly at 8:00 pm)

The Fowling Warehouse (map)
3901 Christopher
Hamtramck, MI 48211

Minimum Donation is only $15 – with all proceeds going directly to American Lung Association Stair Climb Team.  Tickets are available now at the Hamtramck Fire Station – or contact us to make arrangements.

The 2015 Hamtramck Firefighters Stair Climb Team

What is Fowling? Fowling is an exciting and fun 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 past time at the Fowling Warehouse website.  (Don’t worry – this is all for fun and there will be plenty of help to assist you through your games).

Fowling requires signing a waiver.  You can fill this out and have it ready prior to the event – it will help save a little time. Fowling Warehouse Waiver (pdf file).

Please click here to download a printable copy of our ALA Fowling Flyer (pdf file).

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THANKSGIVING SAFETY

We wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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Haunted Fowling 2015

coverThanks to everyone for their help in making Haunted Fowling 2015 a huge success! Full photo gallery here – thanks to Joanie Delikat Wilding for the pictures!

 Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home

St. Florian

Polish Sea League

Srodek’s Quality Polish Food

Baker Streetcar Bar

7 Brothers

Maine Street Restaurant

PLAV Post 10

Roy’s Electric

Bozek’s Market

Bon Bon Bon

Sterling Services

Suzy’s

Hamtramck Moose Lodge 1670

Red Baron Enterprises

Southfield Firefighters

A&E Heating & Cooling

Small’s

Boulevard Trumbull Towing

Dunwell Dry Goods

Caniff Electric Supply

Whiskey in the Jar

Hamtramck Recycling

Motor City Sports Bar

Little Caesars of Hamtramck

Southfield Firefighters

Hazel Park Firefighters – local 1414

PNA – Council 122

AXA Equitable

Apollo Fire Equipment

ABC Computers

J’s Silkscreens

Henriettahaus Coffee Roasters

Metropolitan Baking Co.

Delite Cafe & Deli

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC

Campau Botsford Service

XL Fireworks

Planet Ant

special thanks to:  The Fowling Warehouse, all of our Fowlers, Allstate Home Leisure – Manager Billy Grabowski, Srodek’s Polish Food, Bon Bon Bon, Polonia, Motor City Sports Bar, Bumbo’s, Kowalski, Genie’s Wienies Coney Island Chili, Angel & Tiny Acres, Planet Ant, Rock City Eatery, Green Lantern Pizza, Better Made Snack Foods, Better Made in Michigan by Karen Dybis, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Greenfield Village, The Whitney, Cheesecake Factory, MJR Theaters, Emagine Theaters, Detroit Repertory Theater, Mr. C’s Car Wash, Dave & Busters (Utica), ISC Services,  Goldfish Swim School, Skyzone, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, Slow’s BBQ, Sweet Lorraine’s Cafe & Bar,  Lisa, Eric & Andrea, Fischer, Sage & Caroline.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY

Halloween is Saturday 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

Now that autumn has set it and temperatures are cooling down, here are some important heating safety tips that we should all keep in mind.  Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths – remember to test smoke alarms monthly!!

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Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Hamtramck Fire Department

From Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters:

afg_fire_grant_logo_thumbU.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Royal Oak Fire Department for fire prevention and the Hamtramck Fire Department to help improve its operations and boost safety in the community. This support comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

“Fires continue to threaten the safety of families in communities across Michigan,” said Senator Stabenow. “These new resources will help the Royal Oak Fire Department prevent fires and give the Hamtramck Fire Department the tools they need to safely protect their community.”

“It is essential that first responders have the necessary resources to protect themselves when responding to an emergency,” Senator Peters said. “This funding will help ensure that firefighters in Hamtramck can continue safeguarding their community and the Royal Oak Fire Department can c
ontinue promoting fire prevention efforts and public safety.”

Royal Oak Fire Department in Oakland County will receive $63,524 to buy smoke detectors for families that cannot afford detectors. Hamtramck Fire Department in Wayne County will receive $166,910 for safety and operations.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These competitive grants help fund professional training programs, update equipment and facilities, and provide new supplies to help first-responders handle hazards efficiently and effectively. Fire prevention grants enhance public safety through activities such as fire prevention education and awareness. More information about these grants can be found at http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program.

FIREWORKS SAFETY

On Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day, and fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.

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PROMOTIONS

promo2015Congratulations and good luck to the following on their promotions:

Ron Cichecki, a 22-year veteran of the Hamtramck Fire Department was promoted to Fire Marshal, Bill Dickens with 19-years with the department was promoted to Fire Captain, with 9-years on the job, Mike Wagenschutz is now a Lieutenant and 8-year firefighter Eric Stoddard was promoted to Motor Engineer.  Hamtramck City Clerk August Glitschag administered the oath of office with Fire Chief Paul Wilk presenting the new officers.

The openings in these positions was due to the retirement of Fire Marshal Greg McBryar.  (Picture courtesy Rachel Cichecki)

HAUNTED FOWLING

fowling-flyer_LRJoin us on October 24, 2015 for a Halloween party you won’t forget at the Fowling Warehouse – right here in Hamtramck! The Hamtramck Firefighters are throwing another ‘Haunted’ evening of good times, now with a new twist – fowling!

What is Fowling? Fowling is an exciting and fun 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 past time at the Fowling Warehouse website.  (Don’t worry – this is all for fun and there will be plenty of help to assist you through your games).

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 24th at 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(please arrive early for check-in, Fowling will start promptly at 7:00 pm)
$25 per person – Tickets will be 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

Fowling requires signing a waiver.  You can fill this out and have it ready prior to the event – it will help save a little time. Fowling Warehouse Waiver (pdf file).

Please click here to download a printable copy of our 2015 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).

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FF OF THE YEAR: NICK SEWARD

11224788_763273830455174_8409661885279698161_nCongratulations to Firefighter Nick Seward on being named the Hamtramck Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year!  Nick recently completed his first year with the HFD and was commended by Fire Chief Paul Wilk for life saving action on February 1, 2014 and again on February 1, 2015.