FFD assists Millington-Arbela FD on accessory building fire
The Frankenmuth Fire Department finished out the month of November with its 160th alarm of 2019.
Shortly before 10pm Friday. November 29, the FFD was summoned to assist Millington-Arbela Fire Department with a tanker for accessory building fire in the 8700 block of Murphy Lake Road.
FFD Captain Doug Van Wormer said a crew took Tanker 5 to the scene, which was a working fire inside a 30 x 40-foot building. The Vassar Fire Department also supplied water. Frankenmuth stood by for 30 minutes and later were released. A total of 10 firefighters reported to the station.
In other FFD news, in addition to receiving the new battery-powered Hurst extrication tools (JAWS of Life), the fire personnel donated over $500 to the Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club’s “Helping Hands Fund” as a result of raising money for their “No Shave November” campaign.
𠇏irefighters cannot have facial hair that interferes with their respirators and many firefighters sported mustaches or participated in other ways,” FFD Chief Phil Kerns said. “The firefighters are proud to support the Rotary Club’s efforts in helping area people in need of a helping hand.”
The firefighters are advising area citizens to check out the new, live Christmas tree on display in front of the Frankenmuth Public Safety building. The tree was donated by local residents Duane and Diann Johnson and the Frankenmuth Department of Public Works (DPW) decorated it with sparkling lights.