Detroit Fire Department History – February 7th

Today in DFD history - February 7, 2002

Detroit Firefighter Steve Olander, L-21, died from a brain aneurysm, the result of injuries received at a fire on Jan. 10, 2002.

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Steve was a second generation firefighter. His father is retired Battalion Chief, Duane (Red) Olander.

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What is the Value of a Hero?

The following was written by the wife of a Detroit Firefighter.  It reflects what many firefighting families across the country are experiencing.    What is the value of a hero to you? What is the value of the hero that comes to your aid in the middle of the night? What is the value of the hero who saves your home and most prized possessions? What is the value of the hero who carefully cuts your loved one out of a severe car wreck? What is the value of a hero who will risk his life to run into a burning building to save your children?  The value of that hero is very very high

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Detroit Fire Department History – November 16

Today in DFD history - November 16

1891 New rules were adopted stating that at fires a red flag was to be displayed to mark the location of the officer in command.  When fires occurred at night a red lantern was substituted.

1907 Driver James R. Downey L-4 died after being run over by a supply wagon.

 

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Detroit Fire Department History – November 13

Today in DFD history - November 13, 1798

“Fire Regulations of Detroit”, which consisted of 17 articles, were printed. 

Among the articles were the names of several citizens who were to respond on first notice of a fire and work with 12 soldiers from the 2nd  US Regiment to extinguish the fire.

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