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  1. Two Dead, Seven Hurt in Michigan Fire  Firefighter Nation

    WHITE PIGEON, MI (MLive.com) - A small community in Southwest Michigan was shaken Tuesday when a house fire killed a pregnant woman and an...

  2. Police officer, firefighter and marathoner honored by Lincoln Park Exchange Club  Southgate News Herald

    The Lincoln Park Exchange Club held its annual Christmas party Dec. 5, honoring outstanding members of the community.

  3. Retired Mid-Michigan firefighter remembered as honest, humble  WNEM Saginaw

    Mid-Michigan lost a retired firefighter who had a big impact on several fire departments across the state.

  4. Spreading the warmth | News  News Dispatch

    MICHIGAN CITY – Second-graders at Pine Elementary School have been busy the past few weeks preparing to spread warmth and kindness to other children in...

  5. Firefighter treated for electric shock while responding to call in Flint  nbc25news.com

    FLINT, Mich. -- Crews are still at the scene of a fire that broke out at the Oman Temple Grenadier Club in Flint. They were called to the 3500 block of Saginaw...

  6. Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags in honor of Detroit firefighter Michael Lubig  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff today, Tuesday, Nov. 20, in recognition of...

  7. USFA: Michigan On-Duty Death  Firefighter Nation

    The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Michael Lubig, 46, of the Detroit Fire Department on November 12, 2018.

  8. Detroit fire union files unfair labor charge over response policy  The Detroit News

    Detroit — The city's fire union has filed an unfair labor charge over a controversial response policy that dictates when firefighters use lights and sirens. The union...

  9. Walmart, local heroes team up to give kids special experience  Cadillac News

    CADILLAC — There was an excited murmur as 16 children gathered around the door, waiting for the bus to arrive.

  10. Blissfield Township MI Fire Department Station Damaged Firefighters Injured  Firehouse.com

    Three Blissfield Township firefighters were injured Saturday morning when a fire tore through their station and caused severe damage.

  11. MC firefighters graduate from Indiana Smoke Diver Class  News Dispatch

    MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City firefighters Greg Fletcher and Sean Baker are among 45 in the state to have graduated from the Indiana Smoke Diver Class...

  12. Firefighter prevents apparent suicide attempt at Rockford Dam  MLive.com

    ROCKFORD, MI -- A Rockford firefighter prevented an alleged suicide attempt at the Rockford Dam by grabbing hold of the individual's arm until additional city...

  13. Man sentenced for shooting at black teen who sought help  The Mercury News

    By Alex Horton | Washington Post. The stranger on the porch could have been a criminal, Jeffrey Zeigler would later say, so he grabbed a shotgun and fired...

  14. LGBT rights activist charged with arson faces additional charges for killing dogs  MLive.com

    A Jackson LGBT rights activist accused of intentionally starting the blaze that destroyed his home and killed five pets more than a year ago is heading to trial...

  15. Fiery rollover crash leaves one dead, one critically injured  MLive.com

    OAKLAND COUNTY, MI - One man is dead and one in critical condition at a local hospital following a rollover crash late Saturday night in northern Oakland...

  16. Police, firefighters spend Thanksgiving keeping communities safe  WWMT-TV

    Police and firefighters across West Michigan are away from their families on Thanksgiving to keep communities safe. For some of them, Thanksgiving started at 7...

  17. Shriners' Oman Temple destroyed in fire was ‘staple of the community’ in Flint  MLive.com

    FLINT, MI – Members of the nearly 50-year-old Oman Temple No. 72 on the city's north side will decide in the coming days if they're going to rebuild after a fire...

  18. State Briefs  Grand Haven Tribune

    Scientist discusses early report on PFAS contamination GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A state scientist said he made recommendations six years ago to his superiors...

  19. Thanks to ghost hunters, the Michigan Firehouse Museum to host its first-ever Para-Con  Detroit Metro Times

    When Al G. Dyer Jr. took over as director of Ypsilanti's Michigan Firehouse Museum in July, he was warned that he'd likely be contacted by ghost hunters...

  20. Boards approve $40 per day stipend for Cutlerville firefighters acting as officers  MLive.com

    In search of a way to compensate full-time firefighters at the Cutlerville Fire Department for taking on leadership responsibilities in the absence of a captain, the...

  21. Chicago Firefighters Hancock Tower Elevator Six People Trapped  Firehouse.com

    Firefighters knocked a hole in a brick wall on the 11th floor of Chicago's fourth-tallest building to rescue six people trapped in an elevator.

  22. Firefighting foam raises red flags  Port Huron Times Herald

    Some formulas contain PFAS contaminants that persist in the environment and could have health impacts.

  23. Michigan man sentenced to 4 to 10 years in prison for shooting at teen asking directions  WTVA

    A retired firefighter who fired a gun at a black teenager asking for directions in suburban Detroit was sentenced Tuesday to four to 10 years in prison, according...

  24. Police: Body cam shows firefighter taking pill bottle from crash scene  Detroit Free Press

    A Harrison Township firefighter was caught on police body cameras taking a pill bottle from a fatal crash scene in August, authorities say.

  25. Special Report: Who Will Answer the Call?  9&10 News

    It's a crisis plaguing our country. Serving your community as a firefighter used to be a sought after role but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. We wanted...

  26. Walker firefighter preps for hurricane rescues  WOODTV.com

    WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — A Walker firefighter is among the emergency responders headed toward the Carolinas to assist in the Hurricane Florence...

  27. Detroit police chief, fire department union president spar over first responder safety  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    Detroit police Chief James Craig is firing back over criticism that his officers are too slow to respond to 911 calls.

  28. Flint appoints Carrie Edwards-Clemons as interim deputy fire chief  MLive.com

    The move will make the position exempt from the union, according to Chief Ray Barton.

  29. Victims Identified in Fatal Fiery Rollover Accident on E Holly Road  miheadlines.com

    HOLLY, MI - The two adult victims that were involved in a tragic car accident on East Holly Road on Saturday November 17th, 2018 have been identified.

  30. Go Fund Me Account Established for Surviving Victim of Fatal Holly Rd Accident  miheadlines.com

    HOLLY, MI - On Monday November 19th, 2018, the North Oakland County Fire Authority NOCFA sent out a press release concerning the fatal rollover accident...

  31. PFAS firefighting foams are still in use across Michigan  Michigan Radio

    Firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals are a major source of water contamination. But fire departments around Michigan are still using them. Kevin.

  32. Wayne Township firefighter honored by township, State of Michigan  ABC 57 News

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Firefighters are meant to save lives, but as Michigan Representative Aaron Miller said Monday evening, Wayne Township Assistant...

  33. Metro Detroit communities are suffering a firefighter shortage  WXYZ Detroit

    The city of Wayne has 14 firefighters and they're looking to hire a handful more, but the only problem is they're not getting people in the door. It's also not a...

  34. Slain Detroit firefighter remembered for kindness, helping others  Detroit Free Press

    "He loved serving the citizens, he loved fighting fires, he loved providing medical care and protecting the citizens.

  35. Michigan firefighter accused of stealing pills from fatal crash scene  WNEM Saginaw

    A Michigan firefighter is facing evidence tampering charges for reportedly stealing prescription pills from a crash scene.

  36. 2 Teens Charged With Killing Off-Duty Detroit Firefighter  U.S. News & World Report

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two 18-year men with murder and other charges for the fatal shooting of an off-duty Detroit firefighter during a...

  37. Clay Township Fire Department Advisory Committee tackles misconceptions, concerns  New Baltimore Voice Newspapers

    Members of the Clay Township Fire Department Advisory Committee are hoping better information will cool the debate over emergency services on Harsens...

  38. Retired firefighter found guilty for shooting at lost black teen on doorstep  NBCNews.com

    A jury convicted a white Michigan man of assault on Friday for firing a shotgun at a black teen who knocked on his door to ask for directions on his way to school.

  39. Iron Mountain Burger King Fire Collapse Traps Michigan Firefighter - Close Calls - Billy Goldfeder  Firehouse.com

    Billy Goldfeder reviews an incident in which part of a roof façade and wall falls onto firefighter during extinguishment activities.

  40. Macomb Community College introduces new part-time fire academy  The Macomb Daily

    To help meet the growing need for fire safety personnel, Macomb Community College is introducing a part-time fire academy, beginning Sept. 4.

  41. Cadillac Fire Department looking for more on call firefighters  UpNorthLive.com

    WEXFORD COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan fire department is looking to add to its on call ranks. The Cadillac Fire Department wants to...

  42. Allstate Foundation awards two $1,000 grants to Great Lakes Bay Region nonprofits  Midland Daily News

    Allstate agency owner Michael Love secured two $1,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants to support both Arrowwood Elementary...

  43. Funeral is today for Detroit firefighter who was killed during robbery at his home  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    A funeral will be held Wednesday for a Detroit firefighter who was shot and killed at his home.

  44. Sterling Heights, Eastpointe firefighters assist with Hurricane Florence rescues  The Macomb Daily

    Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin remembers walking along a dry road in Moore County, NC, after he and other specially trained firefighters had arrived to...

  45. Summerfield’s Terry Raymond in line for national Fallen Firefighter honor  Monroe Evening News

    A former Summerfield Township firefighter who died in the line of duty is set to receive a national honor. Terry M. Raymond was one of five Michigan firefighters...

  46. Former firefighter facing criminal sexual conduct charge  WWMT-TV

    A former Lawton firefighter was charged in court with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct related to accusations involving a girl between 13- to 15-years-old.

  47. Detroit police questioned over delayed response to murder scene  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    The Detroit Firefighters Union is blasting Detroit police, questioning why it took police more than 20 minutes to respond to the scene of a murder.

  48. She can't run into burning buildings yet, but this teen aced Michigan's firefighter test  Battle Creek Enquirer

    SPRINGFIELD - Everlee Chandler scored 98.9% on her 200 question firefighter test but still can't climb a ladder. The 17-year-old must wait for her 18th birthday...

  49. Spartan Promotes Safety at MI Firefighter Festival  Firehouse.com

    Spartan Emergency Response focused on first responder safety at the 39th annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival.

  50. Update: Detroit Firefighter Found Dead In Home  CBS Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Police say an off-duty Detroit firefighter has been killed in his home. Police Chief James Craig says 29-year-old Jack Wiley Jr. was fatally shot...