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  1. WNEM Saginaw

    Show of support for firefighter fired over watermelon
    WNEM Saginaw
    A Michigan firefighter is getting a big show of support after being fired for something some called "racially insensitive." Robert Pattison was fired after bringing a watermelon to his new post at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield after some African ...
    Bankole: Lessons from firefighter's watermelon giftThe Detroit News
    Firefighters support white recruit fired over watermelonKUTV 2News
    Watermelon costs new firefighter his jobWKRC TV Cincinnati
    Fox 2 Detroit -Fox 2 Detroit -Change.org
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  2. News Dispatch

    Exchange Club honors top first responders - TheNewsDispatch.com...
    News Dispatch
    MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Exchange Club honored it's Police Officer, Firefighter, and EMS persons of the year on Tuesday afternoon at the Elks Club ...

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  3. Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)

    MI Firefighters Getting Advanced Thermal Cameras
    Firehouse.com (press release) (blog)
    Oct. 11--The Midland Fire Department plans to purchase advanced thermal imaging cameras that will help locate victims at fire scenes. The approval to increase revenues and expenses in the Midland Fire Department 2017-18 budget by $84,327 was granted ...

  4. Grant Falls Through; Saginaw Bracing for Firefighter Cuts | Michigan...
    U.S. News & World Report
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The fire department in Saginaw is preparing to cut 25 percent of staff after failing to get a federal grant.

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  5. Massachusetts firefighter Matt Parziale wins US Mid-Amateur
    Indiana hopes a large homecoming crowd and their revamped defense will make things difficult on Michigan offense that is producing 27.2 points per game, just 10th in the Big Ten. Senior quarterback Wilton Speight is still out with a neck injury and his ...

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  6. MLive.com

    Fireman who brought watermelon as gift to predominantly black...
    A "bad call," "racially insensitive," "ignorant" and a "joke gone bad" are some of the social media reactions offered after a probationary Detroit firefighter was fired ...
    Firefighter fired after bringing watermelon as gift to Detroit firehouseFox17
    Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to stationFox 2 Detroit

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  7. Michigan Firefighters Rescue Kids Locked in Gun Safe
    Firefighter Nation
    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Firefighters used heavy-duty cutting tools to free young three children who accidentally locked themselves inside a gun safe at a suburban Detroit home. The Detroit Free Press reports the safe had recently been delivered and ...

  8. Detroit Free Press

    Firefighter dad starts business with his boys to save for their college education
    Detroit Free Press
    About two years ago, Matthew Tidrow was making pizzas for his four young boys while his wife was at work. He had rolled out some homemade dough. The oven was heating up. But Tidrow suddenly realized he didn't have enough pizza sauce. "So, I just ...

  9. Cheboygan Daily News

    Former fire chief 'provided strong leadership' in 60 years on department
    Cheboygan Daily News
    CHEBOYGAN- After more than 60 years of service to the community, former Cheboygan City Fire Chief Tom Bancroft chose to hang up his hose and ladder and retire from the fire department in August. He was honored at a retirement ceremony held at ...

  10. MLive.com

    Walker Fire Department to host regional 'Silent Night' parade to honor fallen firefighters
    Walker Fire Chief Bob Walker grows somber as he talks about the 17th annual "Silent Night" parade the city is hosting on Oct. 12. "This is a time we honor those firefighters from the area both active and retired, who have answered their 'last alarm ...