Saving the Taxpayer’s Dollars

One thing we pride ourselves on here in Emergency Services is how careful we are with the taxpayer’s dollars.  We are conscious all the time how we are using the dollars given to us by the taxpayers to provide the best possible services to the community. We are constantly looking for ways to save a […]

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New Tool in the Fire Department

We are always looking for newer and better tools to do our jobs. The fire department has put two Blitzfire portable monitors into service recently. The Blitzfire monitor only weighs 22 pounds so it is easily deployed by one firefighter. One of greatest advantages is the monitor’s ability to operate on its own. A fire fighter […]

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No Job Too Big, No Job Too Small for the Fire Department Leadership!

One day last week, Holly Harp our Fire Department clerk, took this photo and shared it with me.  She came upon our Fire Department leadership cleaning up in the bay of Station 2.  These two are a high energy team and they like to be moving all the time.  They set a great example for […]

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Today Is the Day

In case you forgot, today is the first day our Fire Department began offering emergency medical response outside of our private/public partnership.  Our fire staff has been excited and enthusiastic about providing direct service themselves.  The partnership had lasted more than 10 years and it did a great job of helping us.  Now we are ready […]

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Leaf Burning Countdown

April 28, 29, 30……on THURSDAY, MAY 1st you’ll be able to start burning: Days of burning are limited toMondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 1 through May 31, and October 15 through November 30. • Only those people who reside in a single family residence may burn. This does NOT include mobile homes. • […]

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In Memory of Firefighter Dennis Dearing

On this cold, cold February morning a large group of Auburn Hills Police and Fire Department members gathered in front of our building.  We gathered near a large stone that carries a plaque that memorializes, Dennis Dearing Jr., a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty on this date in 1994.   He was 27 years old. We never […]

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Leaves Down? What are the rules for leaf burning in Auburn Hills?

Those beautiful autumn leaves are finally coming off the trees.  Leaf burning (and only leaf burning) is still permitted in Auburn Hills.  Here are the rules: Days of burning are limited to Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 1 through May 31, and October 15 through November 30. • Only those people who reside […]

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Fire Lieutenant Promotions Announced

The City of Auburn Hills is pleased to announce the promotions of three firefighters to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. These promotions will improve efficiencies within the department and the quality of fire services and emergency medical services provided to the community. Michael Strunk has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant effective July 13, […]

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Managing Risk in a Risk Laden Business

One of the most important aspects of my job (and of all of our command personnel both police and fire) is to manage risk. We have to look down the road at the risks we are likely to contend with,  evaluate the potential for things to go wrong and then work to reduce or eliminate those risks to […]

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