Friday, November 23, 2012
Sgt. Davin Dumar, Lutheran North alumnus and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, will serve as this year's Grand Marshall for the Mount Clemens Santa Parade.
With the Crusader Marching Band, Macomb Township Fire Department and a local soldier all taking part, Macomb looks to be well represented in this year's Mount Clemens Santa Parade. The 2012 event will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 on Main Street at Church Street. Lead by Grand Marshall and Lutheran North alumnus Sgt. Davin Dumar, the parade will proceed north to Market Street. Wounded by an IED in the war in Afghanistan, Dumar and his family will be the recipients of a new home in Macomb Township, courtesy of Operation Finally Home and music megastar Kid Rock, next year. Other local participants in the parade include the L'Anse Creuse High School North marching band and members of the Macomb Township Fire Department. Free parking …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The $249,468 purchase will add a third KME Mini Pumper to the Macomb Township Fire Department’s first-response fleet.
Part fire truck and part ambulance, the Macomb Township Fire Department’s newest vehicle will “be able to take care of anything” the department responds to, Fire Chief Robert Philips says. The $249,468 purchase will add a third KME Mini Pumper to the department’s first-response fleet. “The two we have served us very well,” Philips said. “They respond on the majority of calls as first-out vehicles.” With a 1,000 gallon per minute pump and the ability to carry 250 gallons of water plus all necessary medical equipment, the mini pumper is equipped to handle both vehicle accidents and fires. The new vehicle will replace an older unit, which has no firefighting capability and can carry only two firefighters to the new vehicle’s four-person …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Macomb Township Fire Department is advising caution when using fireworks this week as sparks could easily ignite dry grass.
As high temperatures and no rain turn Macomb Township's normally lush green lawns into dry patches of yellowing straw, the Fire Department is asking residents help prevent neighborhood fires by not igniting fireworks during the July 4 holiday. "We really don’t want to see people doing fireworks at all," said Fire Prevention Specialist Sgt. Jason Dumas. While the fire department can't prohibit the use of fireworks, due to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, Dumas said the department is advising caution. "Have a water supply nearby and obviously a bucket full of water to put the fireworks in when they’re done to make sure they are completely extinguished," he said. "It's too dry and things happen too quick." Should a fire start, Dumas said …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Macomb Township Fire Department has ordered a ban on all open burning, effective immediately.
With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees and no rain in sight, the Macomb Township Fire Department has ordered an immediate ban on all open burning. Open burning is allowed in the township with a permit from the fire department, but until Macomb receives "significant rainfall," the fire department says no permits will be issued for this activity. This ban does not extend to enclosed fire pits, which are permitted in all areas of the township so long as the pit itself stands on a nonflammable base, burns only seasoned wood or charcoal and rests at least 15 feet from any structure, including a deck, garage or storage building, according to the ordinance. Traditional dug-out campfires and other below grade fire pits are prohibited. Call …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Macomb County Sheriff's Fire Investigation unit has yet to determine the cause of the May 18 blaze in Macomb Township.
Macomb County sheriff's fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the Friday morning fire that ripped through a home on the 45000 block of Bonaventure Street in Macomb Township. By noon Friday, the Macomb Township Fire Department had contained the blaze, but much of the roof and interior of the home had been destroyed. Supervisor Mark Grabow said Monday that contrary to earlier reports, there was no one inside the home at the time of the fire. A firefighter who sustained minor injuries in the fire has been treated and released, he added. Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the fire is still under investigation and no cause has been determined at this time. Stay with Macomb Patch for further updates on this developing story.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Macomb Township firefighters quickly put out a small fire that forced the evacuation of the Target on Hall Road.
Target on Hall Road in Macomb Township was evacuated for approximately two hours Thursday because of a small fire. Firefighters received a call from the store at about 8:15 a.m. and extinguished the fire by 8:37 a.m., according to Capt. Gary Ross of the Macomb Township Fire Department. Target employees had reported seeing and smelling smoke. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the uninterruptible power supply—a device that keeps the computer system running—was smoking. Firefighters were able to control the blaze by using dry-chemical fire extinguishers. There were no injuries and damage to the store was minimal. Ross praised Target management for evacuating the building promptly. “They did a very good job,” Ross said. Fire crews …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The blast from a pistol wrapped in newspaper is thought to have started a house fire in the the 48000 block of Daisy Drive this weekend.
Macomb Township Fire Chief Roberts Phillips said he believes it was the accidental firing of a pistol that resulted in a house fire Sunday in the 48000 block of Daisy Drive. Phillips said investigators have ruled that the fire, which started around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, started when a pistol wrapped in newspaper accidentally discharged, catching the newspaper on fire. The pistol and newspaper were then dropped to the floor where the carpet caught on fire, Phillips said. A man and his daughter were living in the home at the time, but both escaped the fire unharmed. The fire was put out within a few minutes, but investigators remained on the scene until 6:30 p.m., Phillips said. As for the cause, “We have ruled it as an accident,” Phillips said.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Macomb County Sheriff's Fire Investigation Unit was at the scene of the house fire Thursday morning.
With the scent of charred wood still heavy in the air Thursday, the Macomb County Sheriff's Fire Investigation Unit began inspecting the cause of a blaze that gutted a home on Card Road Wednesday night. The fire is believed to have started shortly after 7:30 p.m., and though multiple Macomb Township engines responded to the scene, it took fire crews more than two hours to douse the fire. Crews were still pouring water into the roof of the home at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the home, located north of Hall Road and east of Card, was vacant at the time of the fire. As to the cause of the fire, Wickersham said late Wednesday night that it appeared "suspicious in nature." Results of the investigation are …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Macomb Township Fire Department responded to an alarm at Dakota High School Wednesday afternoon. Students were evacuated, but the alarm was determined to be false.
Drivers along 21 Mile Road and Heydenreich Wednesday afternoon no doubt noticed the Macomb Township Fire Department at Dakota High School in force. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, fire alarms sounded in the main high school building and all students and staff were evacuated. Four engines responded to the alarm. Upon inspection of the school, firemen determined the origin of the alarm was a sensor in one of the art rooms, according to Chippewa Valley Schools administration. This sensor is believed to have been set off by the dust which had accumulated on a kiln during the recent break. When the kiln was fired, this dust activated the sensor and set off the alarms. Chippewa Valley Schools administration has confirmed the evacuation …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Do you have what it takes to win Macomb Township trivia? Take a guess and see.
Good morning, Macomb! Here's today's question: Name the man whose name is on Macomb Township Fire Department Station No. 1. First correct answer: 2 points All other correct answers: 1 point We'll keep a running tally and at the end of the week, see who is on top. The answer to yesterday's question is Tiger Onitsuka. Here's the leaderboard as it stands today: