The Bloomfield Township Fire Department (BTFD) was recently awarded a $64,150 grant from the federal government for the purchase and installation of 1,675 wireless smoke detectors. This is a highly competitive grant program and the BTFD is currently one of just four fire departments in the State of Michigan to receive an award during this funding cycle. The money will fund a project that enables early notification and protection of high risk groups of children, adults, and seniors in the 24 adult foster care facilities and the five most populated multi-unit residential apartment/condominium complexes in Bloomfield Township.
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University of Michigan Straight Talk program has been selected as 1 of only 8 exemplary youth firesetting prevention and intervention programs to be highlighted by the United States Fire Administration for the 2012 Arson Awareness Week “Prevent Youth Firesetting“:
Straight Talk’s long history of success is because of our invaluable partnerships with fire departments, juvenile courts, law enforcement, schools, Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, Michigan Arson Prevention Committee, youth assistance, and other community and social service agencies. We want to acknowledge and extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and commitment of staff from your organization who have been instrumental in supporting the Straight Talk program.
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