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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
On this night 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work today. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. Before you leave your home every day....kiss the ones you love and never take one second of your life for granted. #neverforget
Flames may have totally destroyed the Livonia Grill family restaurant, according to Livonia fire officials.
On Monday, fire investigators visited the 27545 Plymouth Road ruins to collect evidence regarding the cause. They said the fire began in the ceiling space and extended through the roof.
We are glad we could participate is so many Drive By Birthdays. Sorry to say as of today, April 30, we discontinuing? these requests.
Everyone stay safe, look after each other.
Remember to stay home.
We are all in this together and we will get through it together.
On Wednesday, Livonia had a total 340 positive coronavirus cases and 42 deaths. That's a fatality rate of 12%. It's previously hovered around 9% and 10%.
In Dearborn, which is similar in size to Livonia, it's 5%. In Westland, it's 6%. And in Redford, it's 4%.
So what's up with Livonia.
After planning for the show to go on, Livonia Anniversary Committee President Dan Spurling announced Friday that Livonia Spree is canceled due to coronavirus.
The announcement acknowledged that coronavirus has an ever-growing presence in Michigan and the uncertainty the next few months will bring.
It is with great sorrow that I share the news that former Livonia firefighter Paul Novicki passed away from the COVID-19 virus on April 9th.
He served with us from January until October in 2001.
He also had worked for Community EMS, Concord EMS, was a lieutenant at Huron Township Fire Department and was working for the last five years at Rapid Response Ambulance Company.
We no longer accept bloodborne pathogens or sharps dropped off at our stations. Thank you.