Friday, May 17, 2013
Fire department investigators are working to determine the cause of a blaze on Arcadia Friday night.
Investigators from the St. Clair Shores Fire Department are working to determine the cause of a blaze Thursday night on Arcadia, between Greater Mack and Jefferson. According to fire department incident reports, a neighbor called in the fire at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. When fire fighters arrived, there was fire coming from the front area of the house. No was in the house, but crews were able to save a dog. The structure suffered smoke damage, and there were no injuries to any fire fighters. Check back with Patch for updates on this story.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
St. Clair Shores Patch recaps the news of the week.
Miss the latest local headlines from this past week? Here's a rundown of the top stories in town:
Friday, April 26, 2013
The St. Joan of Arc community gathered Friday for a surprise celebration for Sister Carol Juhasz that included a ride in St. Clair Shore fire truck, serenade by the schoolchildren and fellowship.
Parents, staff, students and members of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and School community gathered Friday to surprise Sister Carol Juhasz with a ride in a St. Clair Shores fire truck and community celebration. Sister Carol, who is the Community/Family Life Minister at St. Joan of Arc and has been with the parish since 1998, received the police-escorted ride from her apartment to the school as a gift from the community and parish to allow her to mark another wish off her bucket list. Although she is battling cancer, Sister Carol hopped out of the passenger seat of the fire truck and greeted the St. Joan of Arc student body - who were all wearing specially designed pink T-shirts which honored her. She then danced, signed T-shirts and …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The St. Clair Shores Fire Department has received nearly $500,000 in federal grants in just over a year to help upgrade equipment and training.
The St. Clair Shores Fire Department has been awarded a $251,213 grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency to replace outdated defibrillator/monitors and exhaust equipment in the city's three fire stations. The announcement by U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow Wednesday brings the total amount of Assistance to Firefighters Grant the department has received to nearly $500,000 in just over a year. "It is pretty outstanding," said Fire Chief George Morehouse about the three grants the department has received since January 2012.. The most recent grant the department received, which requires a 20 percent match from the city and approval by City Council, would allow the city to purchase seven new LifePak defibrillators. Additionally…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced Wednesday that the St. Clair Shore Fire Department received a $251,213 federal grant.
U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced Wednesday that the St. Clair Shore Fire Department received a $251,213 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds, designated for operational and safety needs of the department, came from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. “Our emergency first responders put their lives on the line every day to protect communities across the state, and I’m pleased that these grants will help them carry out their vital mission,” Sen. Levin said in a release. Sen. Stabenow added in the release, “Our firefighters provide brave and crucial services to communities across Michigan. These grants will help fund the resources and equipment they need to perform their duties …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Investigators from the St. Clair Shores Fire Department continue their investigation into the cause of a condominium blaze Sunday.
Investigators are continuing their work to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two waterfront condominium units in St. Clair Shores. The Sunday morning blaze reportedly started near the fireplace of one of the units of the St. Clair by the Lake condos. St. Clair Shores Fire Chief George Morehouse said the structure is too unstable to enter, and investigators will have to wait until the structure is torn down to continue their search into the cause of the blaze. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The American Red Cross provided food and hydration to police officers, fire fighters, EMS and others Sunday at a condominium blaze in St. Clair Shores.
Members of the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Regional Chapter responded Sunday to the condominium fire at the St. Clair by the Lake complex to provide food and drink to first responders. The Red Cross provided canteen services to nearly 40 first responders from St. Clair Shores, and other neighboring departments, who battled the blaze at a waterfront unit on Jefferson. For more information about Red Cross services, or to donate, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross.
A two-alarm blaze in St. Clair Shores destroyed two lakefront condo units, and damaged two other units, Sunday morning. The fire at the St. Clair by the Lake condos also caused the closure of Jefferson Ave.
A two-alarm fire Sunday morning in the St. Clair by the Lake condominium complex destroyed two waterfront units, and damaged two others, according to the St. Clair Shores Fire Department. The fire was reported about 8:10 a.m. by the homeowner who stated it started in the fireplace area, according to Fire Chief George Morehouse. The blaze then spread into the attic area of the structure near Jefferson and Glenbook Street. Due to the size of the fire, a second-alarm was called and personnel and equipment from Fraser, Roseville, Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Clinton and Harrison township fire departments to help fight the blaze. Morehouse added that the building's roof, first and second floor collpased into the basement, which caused …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Comerica Bank and the Detroit Red Wings recently donated smoke detectors to those in need in St. Clair Shores.
The St. Clair Shores Fire Department recently received smoke detectors from Comerica Bank and the Detroit Red Wings. The smoke detectors were collected at Comerica Bank locations in southeast Michigan and were donated to the fire department for low-income families, the elderly and disabled residents. This is the 11th year of the Detroit Red Wings Smoke Detector Drive.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Firefighters, friends and family members of Lt. James A. Nichols will gather today at Lakeview High School for funeral services the U.S. Army Veteran and St. Clair Shores firefighter.