Firefighters across Metro Detroit prepare to handle massive snowstorm: Here’s how you can help
First responders and emergency crews are preparing for at least 12 plus inches of snow heading towards Southeast Michigan. Even with all that snow on the ground, paramedics and first firefighters still have to be able to navigate through a crisis, utilizing a stretcher and whatever other equipment they may need to help people. And as you can imagine, the weather doesn’t make the job any easier.
Paramedics who wrongly declared Southfield woman dead can regain licenses
DETROIT – Michigan authorities have agreed to reinstate the licenses of two Metro Detroit paramedics if they pass a national exam after a young woman declared dead on their watch was discovered to be alive at a funeral home. The condition is part of a settlement with Michael Storms and Scott Rickard of the Southfield Fire Department, according to state health department documents released to The Associated Press. PREVIOUS:The state suspended the paramedic licenses held by Storms and Rickard, who also serve as Southfield firefighters. The state health department recently reached agreements with the men to drop the license suspensions. The AP sought to interview Michigan EMS manager Sabrina Kerr about the agreements with the paramedics but a spokesman declined.