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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
Fire departments don't get the recruits they used to. To boost their workforce, the Livonia Fire Department is sponsoring high school students to dual-enroll at Schoolcraft College and become cadets with the department.
“We’ve been pretty low on our staffing for many years," Sr. Captain Robert Jennison, the department's training officer, said.
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Flames may have totally destroyed the Livonia Grill family restaurant, according to Livonia fire officials.
On Monday, fire investigators visited the 27545 Plymouth Road ruins to collect evidence regarding the cause. They said the fire began in the ceiling space and extended through the roof.
We are glad we could participate is so many Drive By Birthdays. Sorry to say as of today, April 30, we discontinuing? these requests.
Everyone stay safe, look after each other.
Remember to stay home.
We are all in this together and we will get through it together.
On Wednesday, Livonia had a total 340 positive coronavirus cases and 42 deaths. That's a fatality rate of 12%. It's previously hovered around 9% and 10%.
In Dearborn, which is similar in size to Livonia, it's 5%. In Westland, it's 6%. And in Redford, it's 4%.
So what's up with Livonia.