Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency funds will be used to help improve operations and safety.
Thursday, February 28
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin (on Feb. 21) announced support for five fire departments across southeast Michigan to help improve operations and safety. Senator Stabenow said, "Our firefighters provide brave and crucial services to communities across Southeast Michigan. These grants will provide the resources and tools they need to perform their duties effectively and protect the public." Senator Levin said, "Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day, and we owe them and the communities they serve all the support we can provide." The following fire departments were awarded grants: • Addison Township Fire Department will receive $60,667 • Ann Arbor Township Fire Department will receive $21,318 • Flat Rock Fire …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Holiday Concert will help collect Toys for Tots.
Fiddlers ReStrung and the Saline Area Fire Department (SAFD) have joined forces to benefit Toys for Tots. “It is a great partnership,” said SAFD Chief Craig Hoeft said. SAFD is currently collecting gift and cash donations for the Toys for Tots Foundation at the 205 E. Michigan Avenue location. Fiddlers ReStrung will help the department collect toys by hosting a Holiday Hometown Concert called Fiddle Beat in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School on Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m., 1300 Campus Parkway in Saline. Fiddlers ReStrung, a group featuring 22 musicians from Saline High School (SHS) is asking concert patrons to bring an unwrapped gift to the show. Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Fiddlers Club as well as SHS Drum …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Kick off your Saline Summerfest Saturday morning with pancakes and sausage at the fire hall.
The Saline Area Firefighters' Association invites residents to a pancake breakfast at the firehall from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The firefighters are serving pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and donuts for $6. The breakfast takes place at the fire hall, located at Michigan Avenue and Harris Street. Proceeds benefit the Saline Area Firefighters' Association.
This year, diners can call ahead at 734-531-8404 and pick up the food in the Benny's Bakery driveway off Michigan Avenue.
Instead of fighting fire, the Saline Area Firefighters will use it to satisfy the tummies and taste buds of more than 1,000 people at Summerfest Saturday. After a pancake breakfast at the Saline Fire Department from 8-10 a.m., the fire department invites the public to the annual Saline Area Fire Department "Firehouse Chicken" broil. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m until 6 p.m. (or until the chicken is gone) Saturday, Aug. 11, at the South Ann Arbor Street parking lot during Saline Summerfest. Deputy Chief Charles Schaible built a portable grill that the department will use at the event. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Saline Area Fire Department, which is raising money toward the purchase of a new all-terrain-vehicle for the …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The fire department also made 70 medical calls and responded to 13 injury crashes.
Here’s the July run summary report for Saline Area Fire Department. Structure Fire: 5 Non-structure Fire: 13 Fire Alarm: 5 Vehicle Fire: 0 Medical Run: 70 Injury Crash: 14 Miscellaneous: 11 Assist Other Agencies: 7 Extraction: 1 Investigations: 24 Assist Other Agencies: 10 Lodi Township: 21 City of Saline: 59 Saline Township: 15 York Township: 19
Friday, August 3, 2012
Today's greeters from the SAFD and Mott Hospital Kids Camp invite you to next Saturday's Summerfest chicken broil.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeters are Chief Craig Hoeft, firefighter Brandon Sears and kids from a Mott Hospital summer camp who were touring Saline July 31. Chief Hoeft invites the public to the annual Saline Area Fire Department "Firehouse Chicken" broil. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m until 6 p.m. (or until the chicken is gone) Saturday, Aug. 11, at the South Ann Arbor Street parking lot during Saline Summerfest. The dinner, which costs $8, includes a grilled half chicken, radishes, coleslaw, a dinner roll and a bag of chips. This year, diners can call ahead at 734-531-8404 and pick up the food in the Benny's Bakery driveway off Michigan Avenue.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Here are the calls we heard for the Saline Area Fire Department on Aug. 1.
Here are the fire calls for the Saline Area Fire Department for Aug. 1. Aug. 1, 7:53 a.m. — Ann Arbor-Saline Road and Textile for car-vs-motorcycle crash. Aug. 1, 10:05 a.m. — Medical on the 800 block of Berkshire Drive. Aug. 1, 6:23 p.m. — Medical on the 600 block of South Ann Arbor Stret. (These are the calls Saline Patch picked up. There may have been others.)
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Saline Fire Department responded to three medicals calls July 31, according to Saline Patch files.
Here are the fire calls for the Saline Area Fire Department for July 31. July 31, 4:21 a.m. — Medical to 200 block of South Industrial July 31, 3:13 p.m. — Medical to Industrial and East Michigan Avenue. July 31, 6:48 p.m. — Medical to Brecon Village (These are the calls Saline Patch picked up. There may have been others.)
The 30-year-old man was in critical but stable condition following the crash.
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was in critical but stable condition following a collision with a pickup truck on Ann Arbor-Saline Road Wednesday morning. Just before 8 a.m. a motorcycle was northbound on Ann Arbor Saline Road north of Textile Road when it struck a southbound pickup truck turning left into the cemetery, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff Sgt. Geoff Fox. Saline Area Fire Department and Washtenaw County Sheriff responded to the scene. The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man, was transported to hospital, Fox said. Washtenaw County Sheriff's Traffic Investigation team investigated the crash. This story will be updated as details are available.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
While police investigated a fender bender, another vehicle slammed into the police cruiser.
One man was hospitalized after a crash at Michigan Avenue and Industrial Drive Tuesday afternoon. Saline Police were investigating a routine fender bender when it turned into something that closed two lanes of eastbound Michigan Avenue traffic at the intersection. The incident began when a black Ford car rear-ended a Chrysler minivan. Saline Police officer Mike Snook arrived on the scene to investigate. As he interviewed the driver of the minivan, a man driving a White Ford Escape apparently had some sort of health incident, according to Police Chief Larry Hrinik, and drove into the back of a GMC Suburban, keeping his foot on the gas. The Surburban pulled out of the way and the Escape smashed into the back of the police cruiser, which was …