Ypsilanti Fire Department http://wemu.org en Ypsilanti Fire Department Hopes Grants Will Fund Big Projects http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-fire-department-hopes-grants-will-fund-big-projects <p>Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange's proposed 2014-15 and 2015-16 budgets include $3 million for the fire department.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Some of that money would be used to repair and department's leaky roof.&nbsp; The plan is to install solar panels on the roof as the repairs are completed.&nbsp; It's estimated the panels could save the city $20-thousand a year in electricity costs.&nbsp;</p><p>Grants and other funding will be sought to replace aging extrication gear and buy a new fire truck.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:19:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 47067 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Fire Department Hopes Grants Will Fund Big Projects Solar Ypsi Ready To Get Busy Installing Solar Panels http://wemu.org/post/solar-ypsi-ready-get-busy-installing-solar-panels <p>Solar Ypsi is close to kicking off another season of work trying to expand the use of solar power in Ypsilanti.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Solar Ypsi founder Dave Strenski says their first project will be to install solar panels on the roof of the Freighthouse in Depot Town.&nbsp; After that, they'll turn their attention to the building that houses the city's fire department.<br /><br />"They need a new roof," Strenski says, "and so we want to try and figure out if they can integrate solar with that."</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:20:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 44278 at http://wemu.org Solar Ypsi Ready To Get Busy Installing Solar Panels Ypsilanti Adds Three Fire Fighters Through SAFER Grant http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-adds-three-fire-fighters-through-safer-grant <p>The city of Ypsilanti has used a grant received in January to hire three more fire fighters.</p><p>The $800,000 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER grant has helped the city hire five dire fighters this year. It had been seven years since any new hires were financially possible.</p><p>The most recent additions to the Ypsilanti Fire Department include Justin Massey, who graduated from Eastern Michigan University this past winter and has worked part-time with the city of Riverview's fire department.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:40:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 43432 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Adds Three Fire Fighters Through SAFER Grant Ypsilanti Hires Two Fire Fighters with SAFER Grant Money http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-hires-two-fire-fighters-safer-grant-money <p>There were a couple of new faces on the Ypsilanti Fire Department this week.</p><p>The city brought two fire fighters on board using money from the federal SAFER grant it received last month.</p><p>Bruce Van Gemert comes to Ypsilanti with experience as a Paramedic Technician at St. Joseph Hospital. He has also been an on-call fire fighter for Van Buren Township.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:55:45 +0000 Bob Eccles 41902 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Hires Two Fire Fighters with SAFER Grant Money Ypsilanti Uses Federal Grant to Hire More Firefighters http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-uses-federal-grant-hire-more-firefighters <p>The ranks of Ypsilanti fire fighters are growing, <a href="http://wemu.org/post/federal-grant-help-ypsilanti-hire-additional-firefighters">thanks to an $800,000 federal grant</a>.</p><p></p><p>City Manager Ralph Lange says the money will allow the city to hire five fire fighters this year and next. &nbsp;He says the first five must be on board by April 8th.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:08:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 40791 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Uses Federal Grant to Hire More Firefighters Federal Grant to Help Ypsilanti Hire Additional Firefighters http://wemu.org/post/federal-grant-help-ypsilanti-hire-additional-firefighters <p></p><p>Ypsilanti's fire department will use a federal grant to boost staffing to pre-recession levels.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin Wednesday announced the $800,000 grant.&nbsp;</p><p>Fire Chief Max Anthouard says he'll be able to restore staffing to what the department enjoyed in 2008.<br /><br />The <a href="http://cityofypsilanti.com/Government/Departments/FireDepartment"><strong>Ypsilanti Fire Department</strong></a> currently has 15 fire fighters.&nbsp; The grant announced Wednesday will allow for the hiring of five more fire fighters.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:16:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 40271 at http://wemu.org Federal Grant to Help Ypsilanti Hire Additional Firefighters