FFD passes the 100-alarm mark for 2019
The Frankenmuth Fire Department responded to four alarms last week, including an assist on a car-motorcycle accident north of the city.
Shortly before 3pm Monday, August 5, the FFD responded to a wire down on Dixie Highway, just north of Townline Road. FFD firefighter Adam Palmer said a cable television wire had fallen, most likely from a recent wind storm that was in the area.
Charter Spectrum was contacted by the homeowner. Eleven fire personnel traveled to the station and cleared within 20 minutes.
Shortly before 3am Tuesday, August 6, an activated carbon monoxide alarm in the 200 block of West Queens Creek Drive drew firefighters to the scene.
FFD Assistant Chief Phil Haubenstricker said the home had no carbon monoxide readings and a loaner detector was provided for the homeowner. Engine 1 responded with five firefighters, with 10 going to the fire hall. The FFD cleared within 30 minutes.
Later Tuesday morning, shortly after 11am, the FFD responded to a general fire alarm at the Frankenmuth Brewery. FFD Safety Officer Jamison Zehnder said plumbers working in the lower level of the brewery activated the alarm.
“This is the third false alarm for 2019 and the Brewery will be charged per the City Code,” FFD Chief Phil Kerns said.
Engine 1 and Truck 3 responded with nine fire personnel. Overall, 10 firefighters reported to the station the run was cleared by 11:30am.
On Saturday, August 10 around 4:45pm, the local department was needed by law enforcement for traffic control assistance as a result of a car-motorcycle accident at the corner of M-83 and M-46.
FFD Captain Doug VanWormer said Engine 1 blocked the intersection to allow St. Mary’s FlightCare to land on M-83 and protect the first responders. Three fire personnel went to the scene; four responded in total. The units cleared by 5:15pm.