These tips will help ensure the safety of your pets in the event of a fire
On average, 500,000 pets are impacted by smoke inhalation a year, primarily from house fires, and of those 40,000 do not survive. July happens to be Pet Fire Safety Month, so it is a good time to prep your pet and your home for fire safety. The experts at Kidde are helping us get ready.
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.
Ann Arbor firefighters respond to massive house fire over weekend
ANN ARBOR – Members of the Ann Arbor Fire Department responded to a house fire on Saturday just after 8:30 a.m. According to a Facebook post by the department, the firefighters battled a blaze on Miller Ave. just east of M-14. A second alarm brought in fire departments from Pittsfield Township, Scio Township, Saline Area and Ann Arbor Township. Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Valley Ambulance and Helping Area Response Teams provided assistance on the scene. This is the third second alarm structure fire in Ann Arbor in 2020.
Frontline Heroes: Fire safety you didnt know existed
Underwood Fire sign in Wixom, Mich. (WDIV)Priming the pumpUnderwood Fire is an unassuming business inside a sprawling Wixom industrial park. I got a call, I didnt know what I was going for, but it was a recruiting office, he said. Underwood president Damon Pietraz walks the floor of his warehouse in Wixom, Michigan, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. His work begins the daily process for him and his co-workers, Wixom, Michigan, Tuesday, July, 2020. In relation to fire safety in a building, a lot of people dont know that this even exists.
Michigan fire safety: How to protect your family from house fires
Last year, residential structure fires in Michigan killed 139 people and – according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) – Michigan fire departments responded to 13,909 residential structure fires in 2018. So far in 2019, 86 people have died in residential structure fires and there have been 9,372 residential structure fires across Michigan. Make sure you have a smoke alarm in every bedroom or sleeping area and have one smoke alarm on every level of your home, including the basement. For added protection, consider a connected smoke alarm system, so when one smoke alarm sounds all the smoke alarms sound in the whole home. How to get free smoke alarmsMI Prevention : This is a State of Michigan sponsored that provides smoke alarms to those in need.