February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Houghton Lake Ambulance’s cardiac monitors help save lives en route to hospital

Houghton Lake Ambu­lance personnel have access to monitors that can transmit vital information while en route to the hospital.  More...

Higgins Township

The Higgins Township Fire and EMS Department’s EMT of the year is Bradley Jackson. He has been with Higgins just over six months and he has been an EMT-A for five years. Overall, he has been in EMS and fire service for about 20 years. More...

Lyon Township

With 30 years of fire depart­ment experience, Ronald Cunning­ham has served the Lyon Township Fire and EMS Department for eight years. He is an EMR (emergen­cy medical responder), one level below an EMT. More...

Paramedic, EMT, EMR

What do those titles mean?

In an emergency, medical personnel respond with their skills and knowledge to stabilize patients and prepare them for a trip to the hospital, if necessary. But just what are all those initials after their names?  More...

Nester Township

Scott Webb was named the new fire chief for Nester Township Oct. 6, 2017. Webb, like the members of the township’s emergency crew, is an EMT. He holds several certifi­cations and also serves on the But­man Township Fire Department. More...

South Branch Township

EMT Sean Malinowski has been on the South Branch Fire and EMS Department for almost three years. Married to Carolyn Malinowski for 11 years (and together for 17 years) they have two children, Dale, 5, and Dellah, 8. More...

What is a First Responder?

A certified first responder (also called an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency first responder (EFR), medical first responder (MFR), or first responder) is a person who has completed a course and received certification in providing pre-hosp More...

Denton Township

Michael Bertucci has been an EMT with Denton Township EMS for six months, the same amount of time he has lived in the township. His family includes his dad, Tony Bertucci, his daughter, Charis Kelly and his sister, Michelle Berttucci. More...

Gerrish Township

Paramedic Kathy Pardo-Carlson has been with the Gerrish Town­ship Fire and EMS Department for 18 years as a part-time employee. She has worked in emergency ser­vices for about 30 years. More...

Houghton Lake EMS

Paul Tatro has been an EMT for 20 years and he has worked for Houghton Lake Ambulance on and off for about 10 years. A 20-year Lyon Township resident, he is also a firefighter for Lyon Township. He plans to retire from EMT work at the end of March. More...

Markey Township

Renee McRath has been an EMT with the Markey Township EMS service for seven years, as long as she has lived in the township. She was the EMT of the Year for 2017. She works at King Nursing and Re­habilitation Community as the di­etary manager. More...

Richfield Township Dept. Of Public Safety

Matt Zrebski is an EMT for the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety. He has worked there since 1998. A longtime resident of the St. Helen community, he is mar­ried and works at Lear.  More...

READY TO RESCUE

Donning ice rescue suits, Roscommon Township Firefighter Cody Parr (left) and Denton Township Firefighter Josh Sutton wait in the frigid waters of Houghton Lake for the annual Polar Bear Dip on the second weekend of Tip-up Town 2018. More...

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