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Thank you to every one who was able to help this year. Although I did not count every single beanie baby and coloring book I would best guess that we collected about 400-500 toys this year. Even in hard times, this community never ceases to amaze. The Toys for Tots coordinator for Redford/Livonia reported about 1300 kids from about 400 families are receiving help this season. Merry Christmas indeed!
On August 21st, Detroit Diesel played host to FDNY Rescue 5 Truck. This truck was at ground zero and heavily damaged in the collapse of the towers. A group of firefighters have restored this piece of history and tour the country showing it as a moving tribute to those lost. And in true Detroit Diesel fashion, while visiting, the company pulled it into their shop for some free maintenance work. Please visit the short gallery of photos to the right of our page.
Your Redford Firefighters, Local 1206 would like to thank the incredible support of the residents and those who were passing through on Friday Aug. 23rd. Again this year we conducted a Fill The Boot drive to support MDA and Jerry's Kids. Our one day collection raised over $4200! 100% off that money is donated to MDA along with donations collected across the country and Canada. On Labor Day, during the MDA Telethon, the General President of the International Association of Firefighters will present the big check. In years past, this check has been as high as 26 million dollars. The IAFF has raised about $275 million dollars since 1954 and continues to be MDA's strongest supporter. A few photos of the days event can be found under our photos section.
Our Fire Stations
Fire Station 1 (north end)
Fire Station 2 (Headquarters)
Fire Station 3 (south end)
Prior to 1996, Redford Township was considered a Basic Life Support (BLS) non- transporting service. Since then, through evolved stages, now we are at the highest level of pre-hospital patient care available
With our population increasing and living longer, there is a need to provide services to accommodate these changes. Senior Citizens fear heart attacks, strokes and injuries more than experiences a fire.
To provide the citizens of Redford Township with the best pre-hospital emergency care available. This is accomplished by providing immediate response of an Emergency Medical Rescue Unit, properly staffed with trained personnel in both fire fighting and Advanced Life Support Medical Training. The provider will have the highest level of training available and equipped with the necessary life saving equipment to achieve this goal.
Advanced Life Support
Your Fire Department has been providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) Treatment and Transport for over a decade. Since the implementation of the ALS program, your Firefighter/Medics have been able to swiftly provide intervention procedures that can lead to a higher probability of survival for our residents. Examples of these treatments include: IV therapy for fluids and medications. Assessing and treating cardiac events including having the ability to perform an ECG in the field and transmitting it to the hospital prior to our arrival with the patient which provides the awaiting physician with real time data. Our training also includes placing an advanced airway for trauma victims or unresponsive patients. We began to utilize Intra-osseous Drills (I/O D) which allow your Firefighter/Medics to quickly administer medications and fluids to patients when conventional Intravenous (I/V) sites are impractical. Some common emergency medical calls we receive are heart attacks, difficulty breathing, unresponsive patients, diabetic emergencies, overdoses, victims of a motor vehicle crash, smoke inhalation, fractured bones, drowning and seizures to name a few.
The benefits to the citizens
Roughly 85% of the US population is protected by a Fire based EMS system including yours. Our department has developed a professional relationship with each of the three hospitals we can transport our patients to, Botsford General Hospital and Trauma Center, Garden City Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital of Livonia. With our first hand knowledge of our townships homes, business and roads we can maintain a response time of less than 4 minutes on average.