The milder weather we’ve been enjoying has come to an end. Snow is coming tomorrow and we need your help! If there is a fire hydrant near your home, please “adopt” it and keep it clear of snow this winter. Seconds matter in the event of a house fire and a hydrant clear of obstructions will cut down the time it takes for our firefighters to get water to their trucks. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
This past Tuesday, we had the honor of presenting a check for $4,200 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible by donating to our Fill The Boot fundraiser last November.Thank you to Friends of Shelby Township Firefighters IAFF Local 1338 for raising $4,200 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The check was presented to MDA at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 15. ... See MoreSee Less
Our firefighters responded to 7,854 calls for service in 2018. Our run volume has increased over 25% in the last 5 years, and we expect to see a similar trend in the future as our township continues to grow. We want to thank everyone for supporting our firefighters and enabling us to provide the very best service to our residents.
Total runs by year
2014 - 6160 2015 - 6485 2016 - 7047 2017 - 7378 2018 - 7854 ... See MoreSee Less
RIP BrotherOur sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of FDNY Probationary Firefighter Steven H. Pollard.
Firefighter Pollard lost his life last night in the process of helping others. He was assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn. At approximately 10 p.m. they were called to the Belt Parkway just east of Flatbush, to a 2-car accident with injuries. As they were going to help the victims at that accident, Firefighter Pollard slipped through a gap in the roadway and fell to the ground approximately 52 feet below. ... See MoreSee Less
Reminder: Have your EMPCO portion completed by 1/25/2019!FIREFIGHTER/ MEDIC
Shelby Township is establishing an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Medic. Interested candidates must schedule a written examination at www.empco.net/fts/. Once completed, you must select “Shelby Township” under “Fire Service Positions”. This process must be completed by 1/25/2019 to be eligible.
Qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements through EMPCO will be contacted by the Township to complete an employment application, initial physical assessment, and to schedule further screening after 1/28/2019.
Qualified applicants will be asked to provide proof of the following when submitting an application:
United States Citizenship must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age at the time of application.
Must possess a valid U.S. driver license to operate a vehicle in the State of Michigan, demonstrate a good driving record, and meet the driving record requirements of the Shelby Township Police & Fire Civil Service Commission.
Must not have been convicted of a violation of criminal law. (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law and liquor law). In general, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatic disqualification.
Education - Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate when you apply. Must possess a State of Michigan Paramedic’s license, Firefighter I, and Firefighter II certificates by the time of employment offer by the Department.
CBS News The 10-year-old son of a fallen firefighter wanted to honor his late dad by collecting fire department patches. On Christmas Eve, he received an outpouring of love from fire departments across the U.S. ❤️️🎄https://cbsn.ws/2RKYNvR ... See MoreSee Less
Many of you are aware of the devastating apartment fire that we were called to assist in fighting yesterday in Sterling Heights. What should have been a peaceful Christmas morning quickly turned into a nightmare for the families affected by this tragedy. If not for the quick response, decision-making and actions by Friends of Sterling Heights Fire Fighters Local 1557, this fire could have been much worse than it was. We are proud to call them our brothers and sisters and will always be ready to assist when they call for help. ... See MoreSee Less
"Our Sterling Heights Police family is devastated at the loss of retired Sterling Heights Police Sergeant Daryl Brown. Sergeant Brown dedicated 26 years of his life to this city working as a road officer, narcotics officer and many years as a sergeant in our traffic safety bureau,” said Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski.
Another award for one of our firefighters. We are happy to see that our members’ hard work is being recognized! Congratulations, Steve!Congratulations to our Fire Marshal, Steve Henion. He was named Fire Inspector of the Year for the Oakland-Macomb Fire Prevention Society. Steve has done an outstanding job as our Fire Marshal. The buildings and residents of Shelby Twp are safer thanks to him. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning, our firefighters responded to a gas leak at Outback Steakhouse. Some of their employees came by Station 5 tonight and dropped off dinner to thank the crew for a job well done. Thank you for thinking of us! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Lt. Fouchia!Congratulations to our very own Lt. Fouchia for being named the Fire Instructor of the Year for the public safety institute at Macomb Community College! Lt. Fouchia is one of many of our firefighters who teach future firefighters and paramedics at the college. ... See MoreSee Less
We are lucky to have one of the best extrication experts working for our department. Thank you Lt. McLeod for sharing your expertise with us!Great three days of complex scenario-based training with the dedicated professionals at Shelby Township Fire Department.🚒
Welcome to the department, Julius. We are happy to have you!We want to congratulate Julius, who started with our department today. He was sworn in by our Township Clerk and will now begin a one year probationary period. During this time he will be rigorously trained and molded to uphold the exceptionally high standards that are required of every Shelby Township firefighter. ... See MoreSee Less
Shelby Township will be creating an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Medic in early 2019. Interested candidates must schedule a written examination at www.empco.net/fts/ and select ‘Fire Service’ positions with Shelby Township. There is a fee for the exam; results of testing will be accepted by all participating fire departments in Michigan. You must apply and pass the test by 1/25/2019 to be eligible in Shelby Township.
Qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements through EMPCO will be contacted by the Township to complete an employment application, initial physical assessment, and to schedule further screening after 1/28/2019. EOE
Qualified applicants will be asked to provide proof of the following when submitting an application:
United States Citizenship must be maintained as a condition of employment. Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age at the time of application. Must possess a valid U.S. driver license to operate a vehicle in the State of Michigan, demonstrate a good driving record, and meet the driving record requirements of the Shelby Township Police & Fire Civil Service Commission. Must not have been convicted of a violation of criminal law. (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law and liquor law). In general, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatic disqualification. Education - Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Must possess a State of Michigan Paramedic’s license, Firefighter I and Firefighter II certificates by the time of employment offer by the Department.
Last night our firefighters and their families participated in our annual Shop with a Hero at Meijer. We are honored to be able to take part in this every year and always have a blast putting smiles on all the kid’s faces. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to thank the local businesses, churches, and families who brought us food last week to make sure all of our firefighters had a full Thanksgiving dinner, including many desserts! We are lucky to have such great support from our community! ... See MoreSee Less
We are out on the Southbound M53 exit ramp to M59 collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We will be here until 3:00 pm today and will be here tomorrow from 9:00am-3:00 pm as well. ... See MoreSee Less
This Friday and Saturday we will be out collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We will be located near the traffic light on the Southbound M53 exit ramp to M59. You can also stop by any of our stations and drop off a donation as well. ... See MoreSee Less
There has been a new law passed.
When passing emergency vehicles, motorists will be required to slow to 10 mph below the posted speed limit and, if possible, move over a lane when passing a police or emergency vehicle on the side of the road.
While this law does not go into effect until mid February, our firefighters would greatly appreciate if everyone started practicing now.
Winter weather is definitely here! Many of the lakes in Shelby have already begun to freeze. We want to remind everyone to be safe if going out on the ice. This is an excellent time to talk to children about ice safety as well! Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
We want to thank Preceptor Delta Beta for these blankets that they graciously made and donated to us. We will give these blankets to children to help soothe them during medical emergencies. ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks the start of Fire Prevention Week. Our firefighters will be out at our local schools this week teaching fire safety and showing the children our fire engines. We will also be sharing some safety tips this week and don’t forget about our Open House coming up Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less
It was an honor for our members to be able to attend our township’s 9/11 memorial service. The sacrifices that were made that day 17 years ago will never be forgotten. There were many heroes who never made it home. We are grateful for our great residents and township leaders who recognize the hard work and dedication that our members put in each and every day while not knowing what the day will hold. Thank you for your support!! 9/11/01 Never Forget!To honor those that dedicate their lives to protecting the Shelby Township community at home and soldiers that paid the ultimate sacrifice defending the United States of America abroad, Shelby Township hosted its annual Patriot Day prayer service Sept. 11 at the township’s Veterans Memorial.
Veterans Events Coordinator Phil Randazzo, a Vietnam veteran whose honors include two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for valor, the Shelby Township Police and Fire departments, and the Shelby Township Board of Trustees recognized the six fallen residents who died from injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the Global War on Terror.
The event featured the Pledge of Allegiance from Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide and Shelby Township Fire Chief James Swinkowski, remarks from Randazzo and Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis and a prayer from Brookside Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Jason Jackson.
“Like the rest of our country, the heroes of 9/11 went to work Sept. 11, 2001 not knowing what lie ahead,” Stathakis said of the 412 first responders who died Sept. 11, 2001. “This is the same type of scenario that stares every police officer and firefighter across our nation in the face every day. When our first responders go to work, they do not know what challenges, adversaries or fate lies ahead of them, but they go.
“They go to work, stand guard and face danger, so the rest of our society can rest easy with a sense of security and peace. I know that Shelby Township’s bravest and finest stand ready to face any challenge, stare down any adversary and accept any fate that lies ahead of them. They are our shield and our peace of mind, and I am humbled to stand here today and offer our community’s gratitude for their service. Thank you.”
As part of the service, Randazzo read aloud the names of the fallen Shelby Township residents from the Global War on Terror—Mark Barbret, Tarryl Hill, D. Alex Knapp, Todd Lambka and Kyle McClain. ... See MoreSee Less
We are now taking orders for breast cancer awareness shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. All the profits will go directly to Susan G. Komen. Short Sleeve Shirts - $16 XXL add $2 Long Sleeve Shirts - $20 XXL add $2 Sweatshirts -$25 XXL add $5 Hoodies - $30 XXL add $5