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Rochester Hills Fire Department Receives Life Safety Achievement Award The Rochester Hills Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2015 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The Life Safety Achievement Award recognizes local fire prevention efforts that have contributed to reducing the number of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Department Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Honors the Many Lives of First Responders Lost The Rochester Hills Fire Department will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at Fire Department Headquarters (Station No. 1) from on Sunday, September 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents are invited to join the Rochester Hills community as they remember the lives that were lost and honor the Firefighters, Police Officers, EMS professionals, and the military personnel who serve our country. "As we pause to reflect on … [Read more...]

Trouble on Tienken, Shots Fired, Man Hung

Trouble on Tienken Two incidents in Rochester Hills were reported by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office today: Death Investigation Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to a residence located in the 2900 block of W. Tienken Rd for a report of a man hanging from a rope. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim hanging in the basement of the residence. RHFD determined the victim was deceased. The victim has a history of depression. No signs of foul play … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills to Host Live Burn Demonstration

Fire Department Raises Awareness of Fire Safety On July 17, the Rochester Hills Fire Department will be hosting several live burn demonstrations to educate members of the community on the importance of kitchen fire safety and the benefits of sleeping with your bedroom door closed. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. This live demonstration will include a fully constructed kitchen complete with a stove, counter tops … [Read more...]

The Rochester Area Junior Chamber’s Safety Town in Full Swing

Summer vacation has just begun but young children in the Rochester Area are already preparing for the first day of Kindergarten by learning various aspects of life safety through the Rochester Area Jaycees' "Safety Town" program. At Safety Town, kids from the ages of four to six learn basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. With the format of a small-scale town featuring portable buildings, sidewalks, roads, and street signs, the Safety Town learning environment is a … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Rochester Hills Residents Want a Mayor with Integrity

Negative and divisive flyers and Robo calls sent from the Barnett campaign under false pretenses is very serious lack of judgment which has been indicative of the Barnett administration. The Yalamanchi campaign has verified that the Rochester Hills Fire Chief and the President of the Firefighters Association had no knowledge that the Barnett campaign had PAID to put out such messaging. This type of behavior is reflective of the Barnett's administration of cheap politics and negative behavior. It … [Read more...]

Everyday Heroes Story time

Come to the Story Room and meet heroes from the Rochester Hills Fire Department, Police Department, and Emergency Services at a story time about their jobs. This event is perfect for all ages, but please register all children attending. Online registration begins Wednesday, June 24. Residents of Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township, don’t miss these exciting events at Rochester Hills Public Library. The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library fund all youth programs. Each … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal Against Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton’s Pro stance on the issue here. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills EMS celebrates 10 years of excellence

The Rochester Hills Fire Department is celebrating 10 years of providing full-time emergency medical services transport. Prior to that, the department depended on private EMS agencies for ambulance service. “Having responded to more than 31,000 patients, while maintaining a 98-percent customer service satisfaction rating, speaks to our team’s commitment to providing superior service to our residents,” says Fire Chief Ron Crowell. During that time, the department has reduced response times … [Read more...]

Kindling a passion for safety: Rochester Hills Fire Department celebrates Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-14

By Jen Bucciarelli The Rochester Hills Fire Department kicks off Fire Prevention Week as they host their annual Emergency Apparatus Display Friday, Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m. followed by fire station open houses on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon-4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Be Rabbit Ready.” Since rabbits build burrows with two exits, the theme hopes to teach children to know two ways out of every room if there is a fire. “It (will) heighten fire safety, prevention and awareness and give the … [Read more...]