Tuesday, February 5, 2013
When accidents and fires occur, Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services volunteers assist emergency crews.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- John McKay
Tuesday, February 5
Amidst the flurry of sirens, flashing lights and fire hoses when a fire broke out Monday in a Plymouth Township home, a group of Salvation Army workers were offering their own support as crews battled the blaze. While these workers might not strap on oxygen tanks or enter burning houses, they provide crucial support by keeping first responders warm and hydrated as they exhaustively fought a devastating fire on a frigid, snowy night. The crew is the Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services, and they respond to fires and major accidents, assisting both emergency crews and victims with an RV, called a canteen, stocked with hot coffee and cocoa, soft drinks, food and blankets. Chuck McDougall of Southfield, director of the Eastern …
Plymouth Township, Novi could participate in automatic mutual aid agreements.
The combined Northville-Plymouth fire department could see increased mutual aid support if the department accepts proposals from two neighboring communities. At a Northville-Plymouth Fire Advisory Board meeting Monday at Northville City Hall, the board reviewed requests from Plymouth Township and the City of Novi for potential automatic mutual aid agreements, in which the departments would help one another in emergency situations, according to meeting minutes provided by the City of Plymouth. Northville-Plymouth Fire Chief Jim Allen told the board the agreements were still in the discussion stage and no formal agreements have been reached. Allen brought the proposals for mutual aid to the Northville and Plymouth city managers for review. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Plymouth leaders laud partnership with Northville.
Now one year into its joint fire agreement with the City of Northville, Plymouth city officials are calling the merger an "incredible move." The combined operation, which replaced Plymouth's existing partnership with Plymouth Township, launched on Jan. 1, 2012 with hopes of saving Plymouth money without sacrificing service. The move eliminated full-time firefighting crews in favor of a paid on-call system and the addition of a new downtown fire station. “I think the fire department consolidation was the boldest and most effective thing that we’ve done in the past 15 years,” Plymouth Mayor Dan Dwyer said in a news release. “So far, it’s been absolutely outstanding for our city. It’s more effective. We have more firefighters to serve our …
Monday, May 7, 2012
No injuries reported in blaze, while cause still unknown
About 30 firefighters helped extinguish a garage fire Saturday afternoon at the 100 block of Garling Street in Plymouth, according to a news release from the city. According to the release, crews responded at about 2:19 p.m. to see a garage with extensive black smoke billowing from the building and flames on the outside of the structure. Crews began battling the blaze, during which propane tanks stored inside the garage began exploding, the release said, and were able to get it under control by 2:47 p.m. The garage and two vehicles inside were reported a total loss, the release said. Fire investigators still were reviewing the scene to determine a cause of the fire over the weekend, the release said. A total damage estimate also was not …
Friday, February 24, 2012
There was no major damage to Kilwin's or other businesses housed in the historic building at Main St. and Penniman.