Ann Arbor firefighters respond to two house fires on Friday morning
Ann Arbor firefighters and other emergency personnel respond to a garage fire on Ann Arbor's southside on March 12, 2021. ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Fire Department received calls for two house fires about an hour apart on Friday morning. They were then taken to University of Michigan hospital with smoke inhalation, said Ann Arbor Fire Chief Mike Kennedy. The Ann Arbor Police Department and Emergent Health EMS assisted AAFD on the fires. pic.twitter.com/afeH3kvA3H — Ann Arbor Police (@A2Police) March 12, 2021A second fire was reported on the 1400 block of Harpst on the city’s southside.
Detroit authorities honor female officers, firefighters, EMS workers
DETROIT Every year, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation holds an event to honor female first responders. This year, the event was forced outside at the last minute, but authorities still found a way to honor 10 police officers, firefighters and EMS workers who are now public role models. Detroit police Chief James Craig was quick to point out the number of women in the department, especially those who have climbed the ladder. Between the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department, there were 10 nominees for Officer and Fire Department Woman of the Year. While some of the other nominees said winning would be nice, their message of female empowerment was more important.
Out-of-hospital deaths, emergencies increase due to coronavirus pandemic, Michigan officials say
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health officials are reporting significant increases in out-of-hospital emergencies and deaths amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hospitals and medical centers were initially overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients when the pandemic hit in Michigan in March, which led people to avoid seeking care unrelated to COVID-19. Emergency centers remain open and most selective operations have resumed at medical centers across Michigan. Some states are reporting an increase of around 40,000 COVID-19 cases in just the last week. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved some counties into “high risk” categories due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases.
Medstar to become ambulance provider for McLaren Bay
BAY CITY, Mich. Michigans largest 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, Medstar, will become the ambulance provider for McLaren Bay Region and the surrounding communities. McLaren Bay Region has provided emergency transportation services to Bay County more than 40 years. We recognize the commitment of McLaren Bay Region and the EMS employees over the last four decades, and look forward to building on that legacy with expanded services, additional vehicles, and new equipment, said Medstar CEO Kolby Miller. Medstar will also extend its EMT and nationally-recognized Paramedic education programs into Bay County as part of our training and workforce development initiatives. We look forward to welcoming the personnel from McLaren Bay Region into positions serving Bay County, as well as adding additional shifts and personnel.The transition will also extend Medstar LifeFlights air medical services to critically ill and injured patients in Bay County.
Farmington Hills EMS workers cautioning residents not to be intimidated by Personal Protection Equipment
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Farmington Hills EMS wants you to know they might look a little different right now when you see them in the community, and that’s to help protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. Jim Etzin, EMS coordinator for the Farmington Hills Fire Department, said they have all prepared and trained to deal with infectious disease and have dealt with it in the past, but says this is unprecedented. “All the personal protective equipment that we're wearing can be very intimidating to the people that we encounter between the respirators and the face shields and the coveralls. The Farmington Hills EMS team is working with patients to determine the best options, which sometimes means not going to the hospital. Etzin and the department want to recognize the work of medical first responders saying the work they’re doing is extraordinary.
Bullet smashes through windshield of Detroit EMS vehicle just before midnight of new year
DETROIT – A bullet smashed through the windshield of a Detroit EMS vehicle just minutes before the new year officially began, police said. The EMS was on a run around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of I-96 and the Davison Freeway when the bullet struck the upper left portion of the windshield, according to authorities. It is believed to be a bullet from celebratory gunfire coming back down. “There is no place in the city of Detroit for celebratory gunfire," said Detroit police chief James Craig. The windshield of an EMS vehicle that was struck by a bullet Dec. 31, 2019.
Distracted driver hits EMS rig in Detroit
DETROIT - An EMS vehicle was involved in a head-on crash Thursday morning at Joy and Greenfield roads in Detroit. Police said the driver of the car was eating and not paying attention to the road. No serious injuries have been reported. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.