Monday, March 18, 2013
The free, mini medical history kits are available at all three of the township's fire stations.
When seconds count, Chesterfield Township emergency responders need information at their fingertips. That's why the township fire department encourages residents to document their medical history, including current medications, in a free kit available at all three stations. Once the File of Life kit is filled out, residents should place the information on their refrigerators and inside their purse or wallets. Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said Friday that at least 200 people have received the kits since the program was launched last summer. The advantages are simple: Firefighters will know what medical conditions and medications someone is on at the time of rescue and response. "It takes a little time to fill out but it’s a worthwhile thing …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The township fire department will start receiving additional funding in 2015 after collections on the recently passed fire millage start in December 2014, according to the fire chief.
From operating at minimum staffing levels to switching to off-brand cleaning supplies, the Chesterfield Township Fire Department has explored many options to save money. And, one recently discussed possibility was promising for Chesterfield but doesn't seem likely to come to fruition in the near future. Township Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau hoped to enter a joint-operating venture with New Baltimore Fire Department that would pool resources, such as paid-on-call firefighters and fire inspectors. However, New Baltimore rejected the offer because it didn't see the city's benefit. “You’re seeing more and more joint services around the state of Michigan,” Charbonneau said Thursday. “We’re not duplicating anything here. ... The concept has been …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Chesterfield Township fire crews responded to a blaze Sunday afternoon at Jefferson and Riverpoint.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Meetings will be held this month at the Chesterfield fire station on 23 Mile and Baker.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Chesterfield Fire Department will be hosting two informational meetings to review our current and future funding and to explain how we operate and the services we provide. We will address questions and concerns from our guests following the informational presentation. We want to extend an invitation to all residents, incumbent board members, and all candidates. The meetings will take place as follows: Both will take place at Fire Station #3, 33991 23 Mile Rd. (at the corner of 23 Mile and Baker) Seating is limited to 50 people, so we would ask that you reserve a spot by contacting our office during normal business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) at 586-725-2233 We look forward to meeting with everyone to establish an open dialogue on…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Firefighters James Schafer Sr. and Leonard Pittinato were recognized Monday night at the Board of Trustees meeting.
Two longtime Chesterfield Township firefighters were honored Monday night for 35 years of service. The Board of Trustees approved resolutions that recognized James Schafer Sr. and Leonard Pittinato, as Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau and several firefighters were on hand for the ceremony. "Thank you for the honor and thank you for the privilege of working and serving Chesterfield Township," Schafer told the board. Pittinato said, "I'm extremely grateful to have the opportunity to serve this community for all these years." The firefighters, who have decided to retire, were honored exactly on the 35th anniversary of their hiring back in Oct. 1, 1977. Township officials congratulated them on their hard work and the crowd applauded them with a …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A small fire occurred Monday morning inside Huntington Bank on Gratiot near 23 Mile.
Chesterfield Township firefighters responded to a small fire Monday morning inside Huntington Bank on Gratiot. Six firefighters from the three township fire stations put out flames around 7:10 a.m. and stayed on the scene for about two hours. They mostly encountered soot from a partially burned office space, including a desk and cubicle wall. The fire appears to have originated from a power box underneath the desk, Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said Monday. The bank was cleaning and airing out the building, which is expected to remain closed for the day, Charbonneau said.
Chief Tim Wiley speaks of the importance of quick emergency responses after his own health scare.
New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley encouraged neighboring Chesterfield Township voters to support proposed tax hikes for emergency services. Follow us on Facebook During a Thursday speech at an annual Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast in Chesterfield Township, Wiley pointed to quick response times from the city and township in his own recent health scare. "It was because of those core values that exists in New Baltimore and Chesterfield that I am able to be here," he told the crowd inside Municipal Offices on Sugarbush. Township residents will decide whether to approve separate tax proposals for police and fire in November that would generate more money for the departments. New Baltimore and Chesterfield police and …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Blood donation appointments are available Aug. 10 at municipal offices.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
An American Red Cross blood dive Friday at Chesterfield Township Fire Department is booked, but appointments are currently being taken for the blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at municipal offices. The public can set up an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Learn how to have a successful donation before you go and get answers to frequently asked questions. And, read about Patch contributor Dan Simons journey on giving blood in the community. Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The public is welcome to attend the special meeting at 3 p.m. July 18 about the proposed fire tax in Chesterfield. The meeting will also include talks about the police fund, according to the township.
Chesterfield Township officials will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday in municipal offices regarding proposed taxes for the fire department. Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook. During the public meeting, the township attorney will have suggested millage language to potentially be placed on the November ballot, Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said Monday. The township committee formed to review the department's financial needs will need to approve the language before the Board of Trustees votes on it at the Wednesday meeting, Charbonneau said. The chief did not say at this time how much the proposal would be, as community officials are wrapping up discussions about what to ask voters to approve. The vote …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Chesterfield Township fire officials say the blaze caused drywall, insulation, water and smoke damage at Aspen Creek Apartments.
A lightning fire Wednesday night at Aspen Creek Apartments has left minimal damage in most units, Chesterfield Township fire officials said Monday. The blaze took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. between front and back units inside the complex at 23 Mile east of Gratiot around the time a storm knocked out power. Township firefighters, along with multiple area fire departments, responded to reports of smoke inside the building and used thermal imaging to detect the flames behind a wall, Chesterfield Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said. "The building itself was shut down for the night," said Charbonneau, adding electricity had been cut off as firefighters worked the scene. No one was injured in the fire, he said. Most tenants who had been …