Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Dearborn Police Department and state Bureau of Fire Services offer advice for having a fun and safe holiday..
While kids out this Halloween may only be concerned about their candy haul, community adults and public safety organizations know that one of the most fun holidays of the year can also be the most dangerous. The Dearborn Police Department reports that it will have extra officers out patroling the streets both the night before and on Halloween. Additionally, HYPE Athletics plans to send out volunteers to aid in safe street crossing for trick-or-treaters. But Halloween safety starts at home. Here are some tips to keep your home and family safe to be sure that come Monday, it's no tricks and all treats. 1. Be Careful with Costumes: Parents are the first barrier against an unsafe costume. All get-ups should be fire resistant, masks should have…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Follow these tips from the Dearborn Fire Department to keep you and your family safe if a fire occurs–and to prevent fires from occurring.
Wayne State University student and Dearborn Patch contributor Bernard McKenzie took a trip to the Dearborn Fire Department Fire Safety House to learn the department's top tips for preventing fire, and what to do if a fire starts in your home. Fire Prevention Week happens Oct. 9-15, and will conclude in Dearborn with an open house this Saturday at Fire Station No. 2.
Monday, October 10, 2011
A pumpkin patch, open house and charity hockey game will all raise funds this month for the Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive.
Forget the World Series, and the University of Michigan-Michigan State football game. This week's biggest sporting rivalry will pit Dearborn teachers against firefighters–and no matter what the outcome, it's sure to be a win for both groups' charities. The Dearborn firefighters hockey team, will play host to a team of educators hitting the ice on behalf of the Dearborn Education Foundation on Oct. 15 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Field House. Proceeds from the game will be split evenly between the foundation and the Firefighters Burn Drive. Fireman Mike Mattern, who plays on the team, said it's the first time they've taken on teachers for charity, but he expects it to be an exciting game. "The game is free, but donations will be …