Michigan News

Friday, January 27, 2023

Plainfield Fire Department responds to house fire; Dash and body cams capture video

Video captured on dash camera and body camera during a house fire overnight Thursday showcased the importance of first responder training, the Plainfield Fire Department said. Around 12:20 a.m., dispatchers sent firefighters from Plainfield Township and other neighboring departments to check out a house fire along Alcove Court in Plainfield Charter Township. Dispatchers reported a fire coming through the roof near a chimney. The first crews that made it to the home quickly saw the fire and organized their response quickly. "This video outlines the importance of why we train. There are a number of things that need to be completed in the first few minutes to ensure the fire loss does not continue to increase after our arrival. Training, teamwork, and communication worked well in mitigating this incident," the Plainfield Township Fire Department said in a Facebook post.
WZZM-TV ABC 13 Muskegon

St. Clair Shores appliance store destroyed after downed wire causes fire

A fire Wednesday night destroyed a longtime St. Clair Shores business. "I'm choked up because I don't know what to say. This is my life," said Don Hurst, who owns Hurst Appliance on Harper Avenue. Snow led to the blaze at his business, which he has owned for 33 years. "The snow caused one of the electrical lines, live electrical lines to fall onto the building, which caught the roof on fire. It just went up," Hurst said. The roof is unstable, and most of the contents inside are completely damaged. "They're real fair and honest with you, and they've just been a good asset to the neighborhood forever," said longtime customer Rick Batche. Hurst has insurance, and he hopes to start over. "I was able to salvage some things out of here, which I think I can at least take care of my customers that are on hold. That's my priority right now," he said.
WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Dearborn Heights firefighter gets Lifesaver Award for reviving four cardiac patients in 2022

When it comes to cardiac arrest, seconds matter. That’s why every time a Dearborn Heights firefighter saves someone who is in “full cardiac arrest,” they are given a citation. Fire Chief David Brogan said that firefighter Hunter Moore led the department in 2022 with four such citations, and for his efforts was given the annual Lifesaver Award.” Brogan said that each minute that passes while a patient is in cardiac arrest, the chances of survival diminish. “Our goal on these runs is to achieve ‘ROSC’, the return of spontaneous circulation,” he said. “In doing so, we have literally saved a life.” Brogan said that in order to do that, “we need to be fast and efficient.” That starts with CPR, and continues with defibrillation, starting an IV, intubation, administering several medications, which are dependent on the heart rhythms seen in the patient.
Dearborn Press & Guide

Two firefighters receive minor burns in Flowerfield Township house fire

Two firefighters received minor burns while fighting a fire near Three Rivers Wednesday. It happened around 9:30 a.m. at a home in Flowerfield Township. Firefighters responding to the fire were told there might be residents inside, the Three Rivers Fire Department said in a Facebook post. Two Three Rivers firefighters went inside the home to look for the residents, while firefighters with the Fabius-Park Townships Fire Department fought the fire with hoses. The “fire conditions rapidly deteriorated” while they were searching, Three Rivers FD said, and the two firefighters had to get out. Both had minor burns, the fire department said. They were treated and released.
WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids

Van caught fire near Kalamazoo, smoke briefly shut down Main Street

PHOTOS: A van caught fire near Kalamazoo Wednesday. It happened around 4 p.m. on West Main Street at 7th Street in Oshtemo Township. A Dodge van had an engine compartment fire, Oshtemo Township Fire Chief Greg McComb told News 8. The fire was put out within minutes, he said. West Main Street was shut down for a few minutes because of the smoke. Firefighters have turned the information over to insurance to determine the cause of the fire.
WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids

Semi driver makes it out safely after truck catches fire on I-96 near Grand Rapids

A semi-truck driver was uninjured after his truck caught fire on the highway Wednesday afternoon. Michigan State Police troopers responded tot he incident around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on westbound I-96 near 36th Street. The driver was able to make it out of the truck safely before it became engulfed in flames. The right lane of I-96 was shutdown while crews cleaned up, but left lane traffic remained open.
WZZM-TV ABC 13 Muskegon

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