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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Detroit Police pass up tech upgrade | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

CLEMIS is the most valuable tool we have as crime fighters. It is disappointing that the DPD doesn’t feel it has the resources to join our consortium. Although it will cost them in the beginning what they will save will make it up to them very quickly.  As a mid sized agency in Oakland County, we […]

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Being Prepared

Earlier today I had an opportunity to be an observer at the very first Oakland County Tactical Training Consortium’s small squad tactics practice exercise held at the CREST center.  This was the culmination of a year’s worth of training–700 officers in total –in Mobile Field Force tactics which is essentially readiness for a violent civil […]

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Fire Department Technical Rescue

In my new position as Emergency Services Director I am learning as much about the specifics of fire operations as I can.  Because it is so very interesting, I thought you might want to read more about it.  So here is the first in my series of blogs about the FD and how they do their […]

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