firefighters

Firefighters take on propane blazes

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

GETTING CLOSE IS REQUIRED—Firefighters were advised not to put out a burning propane fire unless they can turn off the source of the fuel. Here they prepare to hand close the valve on a home unit. The public is safer from the threat of a propane disaster, thanks to training offered by the Michigan Propane Gas Association (MPGA). Cannon, Courtland and Oakfield Township [...]

Rescue Practice Trains for Worst-Case Scenarios

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Donation of home allows firefighters to prepare by BETH ALTENA The loss of a Main Street home is the gain of a valuable resource in practice that local firefighters hope they will never need to use. Rockford City Council voted in January to accept a quit-claim deed for the unoccupied home at 138 North Main Street owned by Pederson Funeral Home. The home is currently [...]