28th Annual Police and Fire Awards Night
April 18, 2013
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Every year the Thurston Senior parents work hard to fundraise to provide an All Night Party for the graduating class on the night of graduation.
The flyer and the volunteer form for the event are attached. Please consider helping out for this fun event!
Come watch your Redford Firefighters take on the Thurston HS faculty in Basketball on Friday April 12 @ 7pm in the Thurston gym.
Please join us on Thursday April 18 for the Chamber of Commerce's annual Fire and Police Awards banquet. The event will be at St. Michaels Church at 26355 West Chicago Rd. Redford 48239. Cocktails @6:30pm, dinner @ 7pm. Please contact the Chamber office for tickets. 313-535-0960
Come on out on Saturday April 20th and cheer on several of your Redford Firefighters as we participate in the Redford Jaycee's "Blades of Steel Extravaganza!" at the Redford Ice Arena They are hosting an NHL style skills competition followed by a scrimmage game and open skating. Please visit the Jaycee's Facebook page for more details. http://www.facebook.com/events/282269248569908/
Saturday June 1st at Claude Allison Park 2013 Relay for Life of Redford! We will again be selling our charity t-shirts this year. More details coming soon...
The Redford Township Fire Fighters are excited to announce the release of our first ever St. Patrick's Day T-shirts. These will be available for $25 (while supplies last) to anyone who would like to purchase one. Proceeds will go to the Redford Township Fire Fighters Charity Fund which we use to provide temporary shelter, clothing, and food for families who are burnt out of their residences. Available now at the south end fire station. Shirts are MADE IN THE USA and range from SM-XXL
The Redford Township Fire Department strives to provide the highest possible level of life safety and property conservation to our community. Our primary motivation is the safety of our firefighters and our community. We recognize that it takes unity, courage, honor, loyalty and compassion in everything we do in order to achieve the high standards set forth by this department. The RTFD provides fire suppression services, paramedic level emergency medical care and transportation, fire prevention, public education, fire investigation, and emergency management to our citizens. These services are currently provided by 34 full time firefighters and 3 auxillarys.
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.