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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter, First Responder
Years in Fire/EMS:
1 year
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Berlin Orange twps fire dept
Years With Department/Agency
1 year
My Training:
FF I & II, Hazmat Awareness,
About Me:
I also wanted to help out township seen the option and did it.
were looking at moving from Mi to Floria getting tired of the snow.
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help others and support our township.

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Family home burns down second time in one year

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 6:19pm 2 Comments

I was at both of these fires..

SARANAC - A fire destroyed a Saranac home owned by Greg and Becky Griffin at 5328 Bennett Road around 4 p.m. Monday, leaving Saranac fire chief Jim Darby to declare the house a “complete loss.”

It was the second time the home at that address has been demolished by a fire, after a blaze destroyed the home last October.

The family was not home when that fire occurred, either.

Darby said neither fire appeared… Continue

Michigan Fire Victim's Widow Grateful for Apology

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

Grand Rapid Press (Michigan)

HASTINGS -- The wife of a Rutland Township man whose remains went unnoticed in a burned-out car after firefighters extinguished the blaze said she appreciates the apology she received from the Hastings Fire Department and other local officials.

"It's very nice that they finally came through with the apology," Marie Bailey said… Continue

Hastings officials sorry about overlooked remains

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 9:34pm 1 Comment

Hastings officials sorry about overlooked remains

HASTINGS - The mayor, the fire chief and other public officials in Hastings have sent a letter of apology to a family after firefighters overlooked their relative's remains in a car that burned in a driveway.

The daughter of 62-year-old Paul Bailey Sr. of Barry County's Rutland Township found his remains more than two hours after firefighters extinguished the Aug. 29 blaze and cleared the scene.

Fire… Continue

Body found after Fire dept left the scene

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 1:32pm 6 Comments

Grand Rapid Press

HASTINGS -- The sight was terrifying, Johnny Montes said of seeing his father-in-law's scorched remains in the shell of a burned car.

He cannot fathom how Hastings firefighters missed making the grim discovery when they extinguished the driveway car fire Friday morning, then cleared the scene after leaving a note on the door advising about insurance notifications.

"You couldn't miss it," an incredulous Montes said Tuesday.… Continue

Helicopter Crashes Atop Michigan Hospital

Posted on May 29, 2008 at 1:19pm 1 Comment

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A helicopter has crashed atop Spectrum Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids, but only two people suffered minor injuries.

Lt. Ralph Mason told 24 Hour News 8 a pilot and a passenger, possibly an FAA official, were involved in the crash. But they managed to walk away with only minor injuries.

Floors 7-9 of the hospital were evacuated, and patients were taken from the Emergency Room.

Witnesses said… Continue

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At 11:26pm on October 6, 2009, Lou Sclafani said…
I just created a new group here on FFN, SnowSkiingFirefighters and thought you might be interested in joining. Would love to have you.

At 12:11pm on January 27, 2009, pfd824 said…
Hi randy I,am in Fl now.I have heard how cold it has been up there!I will try to keep in touch more now,had to re sine up.Have you heaed anything going on in Portland? Well stay safe Bob S
At 11:54pm on January 19, 2009, Darryll Hamlin said…
long time no talk to hope all is good. you take care and god bless
At 4:17pm on October 16, 2008, Darryll Hamlin said…
Hi brother Randy just wanted to say Hello. I've added a few photos of roscommon. thats all. I've got my fire drill with resort bear creek fire dept tonite. thats all .you take care,be safe and god bless.
At 10:27pm on September 16, 2008, Darryll Hamlin said…
Hi! It looks like my plans have changed. i'm going to roscommon for saturdays parade with my chief of the resort bear creek fire dept. three other members are bringing fire trucks for the parade looks and sounds like fun,hope I cant find the beer tent. see ya ,you take care and be safe
At 8:36pm on September 14, 2008, Darryll Hamlin said…
Hey! my jeep is a puniey little royal blue liberty it's fun but very little room. It's perfect for responding to my calls lots of poorly plowed country roads in the winter.See ya take care and be safe.
At 3:55pm on September 13, 2008, Darryll Hamlin said…
Hey bissy with 12 hr ambulance shift saturday and if i can maby run down early sunday to roscommon. In regards to greenville I know alittle. my sister in law lives in Lake view and the family does alot in greenville. she is a state trooper in Lakeview. see ya.
At 11:19am on September 13, 2008, Bill vogt said…
hi there what are you doing old man
At 9:35am on September 13, 2008, Darryll Hamlin said…
Hi randy I drive green trucks and red trucks and also drive a jeep. From the resort bear creek fire dept and the Melrose twp fire dept Petoskey,Walloon Lake Mi area. I used to know a ionia free fair queen from the early 80s kathline(kip) Pierce ever heard of her? hey you take care,be sfe and god bless
At 8:53pm on July 26, 2008, C.A.Pitre said…
Wow! You have 3 cats! I'm so jealous! Thanks for posting on my FIREFIGHTERS LOVE THEIR CATS site...and feel free to post more! Drop in any time!


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