Friday, October 21, 2011
Police and fire agencies from across Macomb County participated in a mock disaster training exercise at the south and center campuses of Macomb Community College.
It was just a drill, but police, fire and EMS personnel from across Macomb County responded to the center and south campuses of Macomb Community College for a simulated terrorist attack. The mock exercise simulated a terrorist strike which injured students at both campuses and then tested the response emergency public safety agencies, communications and hazardous material decontamination. "This is all about being prepared," said Vicki Wolber, emergency management coordinator for Macomb County. This was the fourth exercise Macomb County Emergency Management and Communications has held in the past 11 years. About 400 first responders, students and volunteers participated in the training. The training also allows for greater standardization …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The St. Clair Shores Fire Department welcomed 10 new firefighters and formally promoted 13 more Wednesday morning.
The St. Clair Shores Fire Department swore in 10 new members Wednesday morning, also promoting 10 to the rank of lieutenant and three more to that of battalion chief. The formal event drew around 100 friends, family and spectators at the Harper Avenue station, including Mayor Robert Hison. City Manager Ben Hughes, who spoke at the ceremony's opening, said the new firemen have a lot to live up to. "I can say with complete sincerity that this is the best fire department in the state," he said.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Chief believes cause of fire was accidental.
Investigators have identified the 37-year-old woman who died in a house fire on Masonic at Birkshire late Monday night. Yvette Parrish Thompson died from smoke inhalation, according to preliminary findings by Macomb County Medical Examiner Dr. Daniel Spitz. A final cause will be determined when lab results are received. Fire Chief George Morehouse stated Tuesday morning that fire was called in at 11:50 p.m., and when fire crews arrived four minutes later, the house was engulfed in flames. Fire fighters entered the structure and found Thompson on the second floor of the house. Fire fighters removed her from the structure, and unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate her. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Fire investigators from the St. …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Police are investigating a "trick" at a Halloween party, an attempted break-in of a fire station, and a lawn mower allegedly stolen from a home.
'Snow White' allegedly not so pure A 22-year-old Detroit resident who attended a Halloween party Saturday night dressed as Snow White allegedly turned a fairy tale evening into nightmare at the Coyote Station bar on Harper, according to the police report. The woman is alleged to have taken the wallet of a 29-year-old St. Clair Shores resident at the bar early Sunday morning. The victim noticed her wallet was taken from her table, and after a short search, called her bank to report her debit card stolen. The bank informed her that her debit card was used at the Coyote Station on Harper near 10 Mile Road. The woman asked the bartender if anyone had used her card, and she was directed to woman dressed as Snow White who is alleged to have …