Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383

Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383 This is the OFFICIAL page of the Warren Professional Fire Fighters Union Local 1383, of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
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The Warren Professional Fire Fighters Union, IAFF L-1383 is the sole and exclusive bargaining representative of the employees of the City of Warren Fire Department, with the exception of the Fire Commissioner and civilian employees. We seek to promote a safe, harmonious and progressive work environment between employer and employees in order to better serve the residents, business owners, and visitors of the City of Warren whom we have sworn to protect.

Operating as usual

In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or...
10/27/2020

In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms.

On November 1st it is time to change your clocks. It is good practice to also check all your smoke detectors to make sure they are operating correctly, as well as putting new batteries in them.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us!

This year has been all about making changes to our everyday lives.  Halloween is quickly approaching and we don't want t...
10/26/2020

This year has been all about making changes to our everyday lives. Halloween is quickly approaching and we don't want to forget the importance of limiting the spread of viruses. With the help of the CDC, the IAFF has some recommendations for enjoying your holiday while keeping safety in mind. Unfortunately, the IAFF has no recommendations on which houses have the king-sized candy bars.

Happy Halloween! 👻🎃

Tonight, fire crews were dispatched to Gloria’s Cafe, located at 9 Mile and Ryan, for reports of a commercial fire.  Fir...
10/26/2020

Tonight, fire crews were dispatched to Gloria’s Cafe, located at 9 Mile and Ryan, for reports of a commercial fire. Fire companies arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the building. Multiple lines were stretched in order to put the fire under control. Fire damage compromised the structural integrity of the roof but the fire was brought under control without incident or injury to fire personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Thank you to Scanner of Warren for more action shots.

10/24/2020

Last night, Local 1383 responded to assist the Warren Police Department with a barricaded gunman in an apartment complex in the area of 12 Mile and Hayes. This incident lasted throughout the night and ended early this morning. Unfortunately, the incident escalated, resulting in multiple fire crews to be dispatched to the location for an apartment fire. The fire was contained to the one apartment unit and there were no injuries to fire or police personnel.

We’d like to thank the Warren Police Department and their SWAT team for their assistance and professionalism throughout this incident.

"How much does all that gear weigh?"This is a common question we are asked.  Here is a breakdown of just a few tools we ...
10/21/2020

"How much does all that gear weigh?"
This is a common question we are asked. Here is a breakdown of just a few tools we commonly use, daily.

Picture 1: A firefighter wearing his duty uniform. This is worn around the station while performing daily chores or cleaning, training, medical runs, and public assists.

Picture 2: A firefighter in his turnout gear and helmet, with an axe and halligan, commonly called "Irons." This is how we are dressed when responding to vehicle accidents, some hazardous incidents, or when doing forcible entry tasks.

Picture 3: A firefighter wearing his turnout gear, SCBA, Irons, and a water can. This is what firefighters may utilize when responding to grass fires, fire alarms, or the early stages of a structure fire.

Picture 4: A firefighter wearing his turnout gear, SCBA, Irons, and hose bundle. We typically use this when responding to high rise or commercial structure fires, as well as residential structure fires that are set back in a deep lot.

This morning, local 1383 was dispatched for a residential structure fire on Ryan, south of Toepfer.  First arriving unit...
10/16/2020

This morning, local 1383 was dispatched for a residential structure fire on Ryan, south of Toepfer. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building. Fire had spread to the attic and void spaces but was quickly knocked down. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries to civilians or fire personnel. The fire is currently under investigation.

Today, for the last day of Fire Prevention Week, we will discuss safe fire prevention practices in preventing fires in y...
10/10/2020

Today, for the last day of Fire Prevention Week, we will discuss safe fire prevention practices in preventing fires in your home.

Fall is upon us and the holidays are quickly approaching. The cooler temperatures are here, which means it's time to break out your space heaters! Did you know space heaters are a leading cause of home fires?

Keep combustible objects at least three feet away from portable heating devices and check to make sure the portable heater has a thermostat control mechanism and will switch off automatically if the heater falls over.

When cooking, leave a 3 foot zone of safety around the stove for your children. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or broiling food. Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run cords under rugs or furniture. If you find a light switch hot to the touch, or lights that are flickering, immediately shut them off, then have them professionally replaced.

These are just a few tips in fire prevention for the common areas where fires occur in a home. If you have any questions with anything we have discussed or maybe something we missed, please reach out and send us a message!

Fire Prevention Week may be over, but you must always stay vigilant in identifying potential fire safety problems in your home.

If it's predictable, it's preventable. Thank you, and stay safe!

Today, for Fire Prevention Week, we will discuss things you should know in the event you discover a fire in your home.  ...
10/08/2020

Today, for Fire Prevention Week, we will discuss things you should know in the event you discover a fire in your home. Even when taking the right steps to prevent fires, fires can still occur, and you need to know what to do.

In the event of a small fire in your home, you should have, and know how to use, a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers should be placed throughout your home, especially in your kitchen where most fires take place. The below photo is the pneumonic to remember for operating a fire extinguisher.

If you discover a large fire in your home, crawl low under any smoke to your exit. Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling. If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present. If you can’t get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 9-1-1 and tell the operator where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.

Remember to have your children practice stop, drop, and roll drills.

Tune in this time, Saturday, for our final topic during Fire Prevention Week on different ways to help prevent a fire in your home.

The results are in!  Local 1383 was able to collect a total of $8,750.50 during our Fill the Boot event.  This money has...
10/08/2020

The results are in! Local 1383 was able to collect a total of $8,750.50 during our Fill the Boot event. This money has been sent off to our friends at MDA. Thank you to all that donated and supported our cause to fight against Muscular Dystrophy.

Today, for Fire Prevention Week, we will talk about what you and your family can do to prepare for the event of a fire b...
10/06/2020

Today, for Fire Prevention Week, we will talk about what you and your family can do to prepare for the event of a fire before it happens.

More than 50% of home fire deaths are attributed to non-working smoke alarms. Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas. Test batteries monthly and never disable a smoke alarm while cooking.

Once your smoke alarm goes off, you need to put your practiced fire escape plan into action. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan with your family. Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke. Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened. Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.

Once you have exited the house DO NOT go back inside for pets or other belongings. Establish a physical spot for your family to meet once you exit your house.

Do you have a planned and practiced fire escape route?

Tune in at this time, Thursday, for information on what you should do during the event of a fire.

Happy Fire Prevention Week!  Fire Prevention Week is October 4th - 10th.  This week, we will take time to discuss differ...
10/04/2020

Happy Fire Prevention Week! Fire Prevention Week is October 4th - 10th. This week, we will take time to discuss different fire safety and prevention topics. Throughout this week we will post tips and safety advice you should know and practice before a fire, during a fire, and to prevent a fire in your home. Help us out to spread the word of fire safety by liking our page and sharing our posts.

With modern day building materials and furnishings, home fires are a very real threat. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames. Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a 3-to-1 ratio.

Feel free to ask questions or have discussion on this post, and future posts this week, so everyone can benefit in education.

Tune in at this time, Tuesday, for information on preparation you and your family can do before the event of a fire.

Here is our month's end review for September, 2020.Total runs: 1,502Medicals: 1,285Car accidents: 61Suppression: 156Stru...
10/02/2020

Here is our month's end review for September, 2020.

Total runs: 1,502
Medicals: 1,285
Car accidents: 61
Suppression: 156
Structure Fires: 5

Stay safe out there, everyone!

09/30/2020

In the early morning hours, Local 1383 was dispatched for reports of a structure fire in the area of Groesbeck and Toepfer. Crews from Station 2 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke conditions and flames showing from a bedroom window. The fire was found and contained to the bedroom. There was extensive smoke and heat damage throughout the residence. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Today is the last day Local 1383 will be on the streets filling the boot for MDA.  This doesn't mean the mission is over...
09/19/2020
I'm supporting Muscular Dystrophy Association

Today is the last day Local 1383 will be on the streets filling the boot for MDA. This doesn't mean the mission is over though! If you missed us, or were unable to swing by, below is a link that will direct you to the MDA website so you can donate directly.

Thank you all for your support, click here if you choose to make a donation: https://bit.ly/2FBxsfj

Join MDA and help me fund research for cures for MuscularDystrophy, ALS and related #neuromuscular diseases.

IAFF departments are some of the biggest contributors to the MDA and have been for more than 60 years!Last year we raise...
09/17/2020

IAFF departments are some of the biggest contributors to the MDA and have been for more than 60 years!

Last year we raised almost $9,000. Local 1383 will be hitting the streets until September 19th collecting donations. Please use caution if you see us outside of our fire stations and in the roadways. We appreciate any donations that you can make to help us, and other Locals, in raising money for Muscular Dystrophy.

This is Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer, who is in the middle of a “routine and simple” gas leak investigation.  The time...
09/11/2020

This is Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer, who is in the middle of a “routine and simple” gas leak investigation. The time is 8:45 a.m. on September 11th, 2001. Just seconds later the Battalion Chief and his crew will look up and witness the first airplane hitting the North Tower.

Without hesitation, Chief Pfeifer will lead his crew to the towers, where he will be the first Incident Commander organizing the biggest rescue mission to ever be made on American soil.

Chief Pfeifer survived 9/11 but 343 other firefighters, including Lieutenant Kevin Pfeifer of Engine 33, Chief Pfeifer’s brother, did not.

After 9/11, Chief Pfeifer developed FDNY's Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness, worked to bridge incident communication gaps between law enforcement and fire departments across the country, as well as lead the mitigation of major incidents throughout the years. After 37 years of service, he retired in July 2018 as the Assistant Chief of the FDNY.

We often talk about the heroes lost on September 11, 2001 but we don’t talk about the heroes who survived near as frequently. Chief Pfeifer undoubtedly saved countless lives during his rescue mission that day but he also continued to do more than a typical Chief when the scene was finally cleared.

Never forget the heroes.
Never forget September 11th, 2001.

This morning, Local 1383 was dispatched for a residential structure fire in the area of 14 Mile and Mound.  Initial disp...
09/07/2020

This morning, Local 1383 was dispatched for a residential structure fire in the area of 14 Mile and Mound. Initial dispatch reported smoke coming from the residence and a possibility of a victim trapped inside the building.

Fire companies quickly arrived on scene and began suppression operations. It was discovered that the fire had burned through the stairs leading to the second story living space. Ladders were used, along with a second hose line, to gain access to the second story to aid in fire suppression and searching for victims. We are happy to report, no one was inside of the house and there were no injuries to fire personnel.

Fire scenes can evolve into a very dynamic incident in just moments. The best resources to combat any hurdles that may occur are quick response times, plenty of manpower, and of course, training. The first due fire companies arrived on scene in just 5 short minutes from time of dispatch and had the fire under control in under 15 minutes. Great job Unit 2!

Early this morning, multiple fire companies were dispatched to the Red Lobster on Hoover Rd. for reports of smoke coming...
09/04/2020

Early this morning, multiple fire companies were dispatched to the Red Lobster on Hoover Rd. for reports of smoke coming from the building. Fire companies arrived to find heavy smoke conditions. Entry was made into the unoccupied business and considerable smoke and fire damage was noted. The fire appeared to have started in the kitchen area and was quickly knocked down by fire crews. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the WFD Inspection Division.

Thank you to Scanner of Warren for the action shots. 📸

Here is our month's end review for August, 2020.
09/01/2020

Here is our month's end review for August, 2020.

Today a memorial is being held for Detroit Fire Sergeant Sivad Johnson, who tragically lost his life while rescuing two ...
08/31/2020

Today a memorial is being held for Detroit Fire Sergeant Sivad Johnson, who tragically lost his life while rescuing two young girls in the Detroit River on August 21st.

Sergeant Johnson, you lived and died a hero. #sivadstrong

This afternoon, Local 1383 was dispatched to a fire in the exhaust stack of a commercial business.  Units arrived on sce...
08/20/2020

This afternoon, Local 1383 was dispatched to a fire in the exhaust stack of a commercial business. Units arrived on scene with reports of smoke showing from the roof of the building. The first due engine quickly laddered the building, and knocked down the fire without interruption to the business’ daily operations. No injuries were reported.

The first annual Red Lights vs. Saddlelites Charity Softball game was a huge success!  Tickets sold out and both teams k...
08/09/2020

The first annual Red Lights vs. Saddlelites Charity Softball game was a huge success! Tickets sold out and both teams kept the game fun and competitive. In the end, the Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383 took home the trophy! 🏆 Thank you to all those who came out to show support and cheer on their team. Also, thank you to all the sponsors and everyone working hard behind the scenes to make this event a huge hit! We'll see ya at next year's event!

08/02/2020

Here is our month’s end review for July, 2020.

Total runs: 1,734
Medicals: 1,437
Car Accidents: 64
Suppression: 233
Confirmed structure fires: 4

As public pools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are bringing the summer water fun home for their fam...
07/25/2020

As public pools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are bringing the summer water fun home for their family. Nearly 75% of drownings involving children happen at home. While a small pool is a great way to beat the heat, fire fighters and emergency medical responders are urging homeowners to practice simple safety rules to avoid a tragedy.

- Never leave your kids alone at the pool.
- Keep the pool area dry and free of all sharp objects.
- Keep all doors and gates leading to the pool locked at all times.
- Have a first aid kit available and place emergency contacts in your phone.
- Lastly, learning CPR can help save a life.

Have fun, stay cool, and stay safe!

We are excited to announce our first annual Red Lights vs. Saddlelites charity softball game.  First pitch will be at 6p...
07/10/2020

We are excited to announce our first annual Red Lights vs. Saddlelites charity softball game. First pitch will be at 6pm, on August 6th, at Regina High School. Get your tickets at:
https://reginahs.com/charitysoftballgame

The Warren Professional Firefighters will be facing off against the Regina alumni softball team. Proceeds from this event will benefit the WFD smoke detector giveaway program and Regina High School uniform program.

This will be a tough competition! Come out and cheer on your team! There will be concessions, raffles, and fire trucks on display!

Also, a big thank you to Game Brand, located in Berkley, for donating custom jerseys for the big game!

Yesterday evening, Warren Firefighters Local 1383 were dispatched to the area of Toepher and Schoenherr for a residentia...
07/04/2020

Yesterday evening, Warren Firefighters Local 1383 were dispatched to the area of Toepher and Schoenherr for a residential structure fire. Initial reports stated thick smoke was coming from the building. Fire crews arrived on scene to find smoke and flames coming from the structure and fire companies quickly began aggressive fire attack operations. The homeowner was home at the time but was able to exit the residence unharmed. There were no injuries to fire personnel. Warren Fire Inspectors are investigated the cause of the fire.

Happy Independence Day!  We would really prefer not to have to see you today so please remember if you’re going to drink...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day! We would really prefer not to have to see you today so please remember if you’re going to drink, call a friend, call a neighbor, call an Uber, call your mom. Have fun but most importantly, be safe!

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The group wants to thank the men of Engine 3 who came to our Citizen's meeting to talk Fire Safety, and gave us a great talk. You guys rock!
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