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Firefighters pour water on the burning home Wednesday, but their efforts are hampered by high winds
and arcing power lines.
Livonia Fire Department looks to renovate headquarters
Fight For Air Climb 2017
Engine 5 In Action
Congratulations to the City of Livonia Fire Rescue with the delivery of their two new
Arrow XT PUC pumpers. This is their fourth and fifth PUC being added to their fleet.
A fire that started in a garage at this home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane in Livonia has
A minor fire broke out at a home on Houghton in the Castle Gardens neighborhood early Monday morning
Friday November 11, 2016 ; Busy Night
Dr. Heather Robertson, a veterinarian at Animal Emergency Center in Novi, demonstrates to
Livonia firefighters how to use a pet oxygen mask on her rescue dog, Jack.
Livonia firefighters responded to a fire Sunday afternoon at a home in the 8900 block of Farmington.
Chief Shadd Whitehead asks fire department retirees Alden Sawyer, Don Folsom and Harold Hoyt
to identify people in the department’s archive photos.

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What's New at Livonia Firefighters IAFF Local 1164
Livonia fire chief: Storm worst 'since the blackout'
Not since 2003 has the Livonia Fire Department gone on as many runs as it did during Wednesday's storms. Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead said several firefighters were recalled from previously scheduled training or being off Wednesday to come back to work and attempt to battle the high winds that plagued the city. A typical day will see a few dozen calls for service. Read More...
Livonia Fire Department looks to renovate headquarters
The headquarters, one of five fire stations in the city, has seen its share of problems over the years: issues with the building's HVAC system have taken place and Whitehead's office was plagued with mold several years back, requiring him to move temporarily as the issue was taken care of. Read More...
House garage catches fire in Livonia
A fire that broke out over the weekend in the Quakertown subdivision of Livonia has been ruled accidental. Livonia firefighters were called at about 1 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 38000 block of Meeting House Lane, which is located near Six Mile and Haggerty, over the weekend. Read More...
Honor Guard Activity
The Honor Guard will present Colors during the opening ceremony of the 87th Annual Michigan Safety Conference.    The 2017 Safety Conference will be held on April 11th & 12th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.   Registration at the door begins at 0700 and the Honor Guard ceremony begins at 0830. Read More...

Emotional Wellness & Career Survival
Please see the flyer for the Emotional Wellness & Career Survival program that is being taught by 2 the Rescue. The Macomb County Fire Chiefs Association is sponsoring this program with county fireworks money.  This class is free for all area fire departments including outside Macomb County.  There are several classes in March, April, and May.
Governor Snyder Appoints MPFFU President Mark Docherty to Task Force On Municipal Retiree Benefits
Governor Rick Snyder has created a Task Force on Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government to address the unfunded health care and pension liabilities associated with the 334 local governments that provide such benefits to their employees.

New LODD Benefit Signed into Law Today
Legislation expanding benefits to families of fallen first responders signed into law. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 LANSING, Mich. – Legislation extending medical benefits to surviving families of Michigan first responders who die in the line of duty was signed today by the Governor.
First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund - Application for Benefits
Application for Benefits Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund.  The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.
Legislative Report - updated February 24, 2017
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