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Fire safety; be ready for the unexpected

By Carolyn Marnon – Fire Prevention Week is October 4 through October 10, 2020. The National Fire Protection Association theme this year is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Wayne Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Jeremie Schneider reminds the community that “overloading...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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Glimmers of hope among decimated fire department

By Carolyn Marnon – COVID-19 has had numerous effects on the Wayne Fire Department. The most notable effect is that 50% of the department’s staff is out of commission due to the virus. The remaining staff has been spending their days disinfecting areas throughout the...
Posted On 17 May 2020

Flames extinguished

By Carolyn Marnon – Flames were raging skyward out of the roof of one of the buildings at Little Creek Apartments on John Hix in Wayne Wednesday, March 21, when the Wayne Fire Department rolled up to fight the fire. Ash could be seen floating down like snowflakes. Inkster...
Posted On 12 Apr 2018

Deputy Fire Chief Gilstorff retires

By Carolyn Marnon – He spent 23 ½ years serving the community as a member of the Wayne Fire Department. December 1 was an emotional day for Deputy Chief Fred Gilstorff as he said good-bye to his work family and headed into the sunset–his retirement years. Retirement?...

Every second counts, plan ahead

By Carolyn Marnon – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is the 2017, theme for National Fire Prevention Week being held October 8-14. Steps to prevent fires should be taken every day as we go about our lives, not just during the month of October which just happens to be...

Wayne resident is one of your fire fighters

By Carolyn Marnon – There are 18 fire fighters working for the Wayne Fire Department. Of those 18, six of them are what are called “grant” firefighters. The City of Wayne was able to hire these six through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants...

New Deputy Chief named

Effective January 9, 2017 Captain Fred Gilstorff will be Wayne Fire Department’s new Deputy Chief. According to Michael Stradtner, Wayne-Westland Fire Chief, Fred began his career 22 years ago in June, 1994 with the Wayne Fire Department.  Fred is an instructor for the Rapid...