Dingell announces $3.7 Million for Dearborn to hire firefighters
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) announced this week the city of Dearborn will receive $3,780,230.16 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program to hire, recruit, and retain firefighters.arabamericannews.com
New testing site in Dearborn also houses first responders to slow spread
DEARBORN, Mich. – Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr., Police Chief Ronald Haddad and the Dearborn Fire Department worked together to get a new testing site in Dearborn up and running. After a lot of teamwork, they came up with the state’s first drive-thru rapid testing site. Inside is room for 200 first responders to stay if they test positive and don’t want to risk spreading the virus to their families. “The city of Dearborn has stepped up to provide not just for their city but for western Wayne County," Gilchrist said. Dearborn officials will continue to work on getting as many tests as they can to test as many first responders as they can.
High levels of black mold shut down Dearborn fire’s Melvindale station, forcing crew to sleep in trucks
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Dearborn firefighters who work inside Firehouse No. 5 in Melvindale had to sleep in their trucks last night after testing inside the firehouse revealed high levels of black mold, making it unsafe to breathe inside. UPDATE: Dearborn firefighters will move back into Fire Station No. Dearborn Firefighter’s Union head Jeffrey Lentz said the firefighter could not get rest in a truck all night, creating a safety hazard for them. In the meantime, firefighters at the Melvindale station will be housed at the Melvindale Recreation Center."