2016 Fire Millage Election

Auburn Hills voters are being asked to consider a Headlee override vote for the Fire department on the August 2nd ballot. Learn more here: FIREMILLAGE

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Serious Crash This Morning on Opdyke near Pontiac Road

Guest Blogged by Sgt. Brandon Hollenbeck This morning AHPD and AHFD responded to a vehicle crash southbound on Opdyke Road near Kircher Road.  Upon arrival Officer Vanlandeghem found that a pick-up truck traveling north on Opdyke had crossed over and hit a pick-up truck traveling south on Opdyke in a head on type collision causing the driver […]

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Emergency Medical Dispatch has Changed the Way We Respond

You might recall that earlier this year we made a move to Emergency Medical Dispatch.  We purchased a nationally known software package developed by emergency medical personnel to direct our dispatchers more effectively in how to deal with callers with medical emergencies.  It is a system used around the country.   In the past, we did […]

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Mall Exercise Last Night

We had an EXCELLENT training event last night at Great Lakes Crossings Mall.  It was a full-scale event involving people who played roles as the bad guys AKA active shooters, press people, wounded victims.  Most of us, including me, played our own roles–what we would do in the event of an incident like this.  FBI […]

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What Slows Down Emergency Responders When Every Second Counts

A few weeks ago I was watching a “dash cam” video from one of our cars.  The video came from a sergeant’s car as he was en route to intercept the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect.  The sergeant’s role is to supervise the pursuit –it is his/her responsibility to make sure our policies and […]

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Why Do Fire Engines Go On Medical Calls?

I was at the Dream Cruise on Woodward last week and had an opportunity to see some other fire departments at work.   We saw one EMS run that included both an ambulance and a fire engine following.  Now I don’t know what the call was so I don’t know what was needed.  But I do […]

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New Members of our EMS and Firefighting Team

We are pleased to announce six new members of our EMS and firefighting team. Michael Palmer (former AHFD Cadet) and Ben Mielke will be assigned to station 1. Alex Kliest and Stephanie Wallace will serve as part-time FF/Medics. Not listed, but returning to the department, are previous POC FF Bryan Dieniker and POC FF Dan Whal. […]

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Need a Part Time Job? Want to Join a Great Team?

Serve your community and make $$$ at the same time.  We are looking for people to join  our firefighting team, particularly in the southern area of our city.  We are looking for people who want to make a committment to helping others.  Click HERE for an application and more information.

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Hoarder Fires

Have you watched an episode of that TV program, “Hoarders”?  These situations create very hazardous conditions for the people who live there which includes the potential for a fire.  If there is a fire, the responding firefighters are also endangered by these conditions.   These extreme “collectors” pile things, papers, magazines, furniture, clothing, food, in high stacks that create a […]

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Don’t Worry-Our Ladders Are Safe

I always listen to a radio news channel first thing every morning.  I’m interested in what has happened overnight and how that might play into my upcoming day.  An important story caught my attention this morning: Fire Fighters Fall 40 feet when bucket drops The bucket on an aerial ladder failed and dropped 3 firefighters during a […]

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