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9/11 Memorial to be held on September 11, 2019
The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department will be hosting the 18th anniversary 9/11 Memorial this year on Wednesday September 11th at 8:30 in the morning. The location will be at the Grand Traverse 9/11 Memorial Park located behind the Fire Administration Building at 897 Parsons Rd in Traverse City (Corner of 3 Mile/Parsons). The tentative Agenda can be found here
The Memorial will include a flag lowering by the Metro Honor Guard and Boy Scouts, bell ceremony, inspirational words of remembrance, and bagpipe music. The event should last no longer than 30 minutes. Our guest speaker this year will be the new Traverse City Coast Guard Commander Chuck Webb.
Also in conjunction with the Memorial, local Boy Scouts from the President Ford Council will be honoring the day with a 9/11 perpetual Scout Salute from sun up to sun down. Any area police, fire, EMS, veterans, active military, and citizens who care to join the scouts are welcome. This will take place as well in the Grand Traverse 9/11 Memorial Park.
The Grand Traverse 9/11 Memorial Park however is permanently open 365 days a year and is open for public viewing of the 3300# floor beam from the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The department has placed educational sign boards in the park to show the timeline of events on that fateful day. All are welcome to pay their respects any time of the day or night.
As a reminder, you can view more information about the Artifact and Memorial Park at www.gt911artifact.com
Please contact Chief Parker for more information.
Kidde Recalls Combination Smoke/CO Alarms
Name of product: Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Hazard: The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.
Visit This Link For Remedy Info: https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/kidde-recalls-combination-smoke-co-alarms
Safe Neighborhood Campaign
Unless you see a fire start, you can only find out there is a fire if you’re awake to smell the smoke. If you happen to be asleep, a smoke alarm is the only way to save your life and the lives of everyone sleeping in your home. Smoke alarms are intended to sound an alarm when they sense smoke. Smoke rises so place the alarms near the ceiling or directly onto the ceiling. Make sure there is a smoke alarm on every level of the home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for installation and lifespan of smoke alarms.
Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department is invested into helping to ensure that all residents have properly working smoke alarms. Find out how we can help!
Aging and Disability Resource Collaborative of Northwest Michigan
The ADRCNM is a network of over 30 Partner organizations across northwest Michigan, empowering people to make informed decisions about support services for older adults and disabled persons of any age, and helping individuals easily access those services.
Support services means resources needed to maintain quality of life – help with daily activities, applying for Medicare or Medicaid, assistive technology devices or home modifications, recreational or support group opportunities, adult day care or respite care options, assistance for children with developmental delays, and the list goes on.
It is easy to contact the ADRCNM by calling 1-866-642-4582 (during normal business hours). The ADRCNM is also available at email@example.com or www.adrcnmi.org.
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