PLEASE NOTE: At 4:00 PM today, Friday, April 24, the Southfield Fire Department along with the Southfield Police Department will be honoring the staff at Ascension Providence Hospital Southfield. We will be joined by several other Police, Fire and EMS agencies from around Metro Detroit as we conduct a "Solidarity Lap" around the hospital complex to show our support and appreciation for all of the work they are doing to combat the COVID outbreak. Emergency vehicles will begin staging at the OCC Southfield campus parking lot around 3:30 PM and will depart at 4:00 PM. Be advised, eastbound 9 Mile Road will be temporarily closed at Rutland Drive during the convoy. The intent of this message is to inform the public of the increased presence of emergency vehicles in the area as to not cause any unnecessary alarm or concern. There will not be an opportunity for the general public to get "up close and personal" with emergency vehicles during this event.