The Birmingham Firefighters Local 911 mourn the loss of our retired brother, Captain Fred Kernen. Fred was a 31 year member of our department serving from 1968-1999. Devoted husband of Florence for 52 years; beloved father of Ken (Karen), Bill (Amy), and Kevin(Monica); loving grandfather of Griffin, Olivia, Mackenzie, Kasey, Sophia, and Brodie; brother of Ruth Ann Delfoss, Noel, and the late Kenneth A.E. and Joel (Bernadette). We offer our deepest condolences to the Kernen Family.
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Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door (inlcudes first drink, hors d’ oeuvres)
100% of proceeds to benefit Nagel Family. Tickets can be picked up at the Adam Station – 572 S. Adams Rd.
For more info contact
BFFA VP Gary Purdom (248) 361-6056
Matt Bartalino (586) 524-1574
Mike Slack (734) 377-9106
Once again, Birmingham Firefighters are joining the Fight for Air. Please support your local Birmingham Firefighters on March 2, 2014 as we climb 70 flights of stairs at the Detroit Renaissance Center in Full Fire gear! We are raising money for the American Lung Association.
Please click here to make a donation.
Your Birmingham Firefighters will be joining the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air. Please support your local Birmingham Firefighters on March 3rd as we climb 70 flights of stairs at the Detroit Renaissance Center in Full Fire gear! We are raising money for the American Lung Association. Here is our team link to donate.
Update: Thanks to your assistance, we were able to raise $2,750 to help the American Lung Association. Pic are posted here.
We would like to congratulate Firefighter Tim Grimes for his recent July retirement.
Firefighter Grimes served the Birmingham Fire Department for 20 years. During that time, Tim has been a valuable asset to the department and member of the Tech Rescue team. Tim was as hardworking/dedicated as they come and will be greatly missed around the station. Keep us updated on all of your up coming adventures ”fella.”
Birmingham Fire Fighters showed their support of Public Act 312 at a rally on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. The protest was spawned by House Bills 4205 & 4206. If passed, HB 4205 will repeal Public Act 312 of 1969, which provides binding arbitration for police and fire departments.
Public Act 312 is a crucial instrument when municipalities and emergency departments reach an impasse during labor negotiations. It ensures fairness on both sides, without interruption of emergency services. Despite what some government officials may claim, Act 312 is seldom used. In January, the Mayor of Birmingham was quoted in a local newspaper, saying, “Union negotiations tend to have a life of their own and some of our unions (like police and fire) tend to go to binding arbitration”. Truth be told, Act 312 (binding arbitration) has only been used once in the last twenty-four years in Birmingham.
Congrats to Capt. Mike Burt upon his retirement!
On August 28th, Capt Mike Burt retired after serving the citizens of Birmingham for 27 years.
Mike was a key member of the Hazardous Materials Team which served the departments that belonged to the OakWay mutual aid agreement (now South Oakland County Haz Mat Team) as well as the State of Michigan Regional Response Team. Mike and his wife Nicki have big plans of touring the state from the seat of his Harley. He is already missed by the men that served under his command. Best of luck Mike!
ELEMENTARY STUDENT RECOGNIZED FOR COURAGE, KNOWLEDGE, AND BRAVERY
Girl Calls 911 and Coordinates Emergency Medical Care When Seconds Count!
In March of 2010, the City of Birmingham’s 911 system was activated by Anna Podolan when no adults were able to make the call themselves! The Birmingham Fire Fighters Association will recognize 9 year old Anna Campbell Podolan of Birmingham and her younger sister, Kate, for courage, knowledge, and heroics in the face of great distress.
Birmingham Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 911, will present a plaque to Anna Podolan and a medal to her sister Kate Podolan at an assembly before her classmates at Brookfield Academy.