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Airport Authority Fire Department wins achievement award

WCAA Fire Chief Mike Evans (left) accepts the award from Chad Newton, WCAA CEO.


Published by The Huron Hub on Thursday, August 8, 2019


The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), which operates Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport, is proud to announce the WCAA fire department has received the 2019 Great Lakes Chapter (GLC) of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Achievement Award.

“It is a tremendous honor for our fire department to win an American Association of Airport Executives award,” said WCAA CEO Chad Newton. “To be acknowledged for the improvements our men and women have made to public safety by one of the most recognized organizations in the aviation industry is something that makes us all proud.”

The WCAA fire department received the award after nominations were solicited on a national basis and reviewed by the chapter’s ARFF committee. In 2011, the department became the first Airport Authority ARFF department to become accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The department was granted reaccreditation in 2016. While there are some municipalities that hold the accreditation, WCAA remains the only Airport Authority Accredited ARFF department to date.

Photos courtesy of Wayne County Airport Authority

The department’s training division continues to serve as an example to other departments. Last year, the WCAA Fire Department trained 116 ARFF personnel from Michigan and Ohio at their ARFF training facility. Working in conjunction with the department’s Fire Protection Bureau, the department was able to reduce the annual FAA audit from an 11-hour event to an event lasting less than two hours in 2018, which set a new standard with the audit process across the industry. It was the great success of the 2018 audit, that prompted the FAA to send departments in jeopardy of low scoring reviews to the WCAA Fire Department for guidance prior to their individual audits.

“I could not be prouder of the men and women who serve our fire department,” said WCAA Fire Chief Mike Evans. “Our team is consistently impacting public service not only at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, but other airports as well. We will continue to embrace new ideas that position ourselves and other departments for success.”

The Achievement Award, which was first presented in 1975, is an annual award that recognizes departments who have shown exceptional skills in the workplace by organizing or directing special projects, employing innovative ideas, proactively improving safety or public service. The American Association of Airport Executives was founded in 1928 and is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives. The award was presented at the GLC-AAAE Conference in Evansville, Indiana on July 27, 2019.

Source: Wayne County Airport Authority


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365 Health Care Group opens in New Boston


Published by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, August 7, 2019


The 365 Health Care Group has purchased the medical practice of Dr. Toms Mathew located at 19270 Hannan Road New Boston as of Aug. 1, 2019.

We provide value based primary health care and full service laboratory diagnostic services.

We have four board certified providers and serve four locations in Wayne County.

• Dearborn
• Wayne
• Wyandotte
• New Boston

Appointments in New Boston are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We plan to extend services in the future to afterhours Urgent Care as well as additional business hours on Tuesday & Thursday.

We are committed to providing the highest quality health care services to the Huron Township community and look forward to serving its citizens and employees for years to come.

For additional information or to make an appointment, please call 313-563-6000.

Source: Michael Pagnano, 365 Health Care Group


Huron Township government job openings: full-time treasury clerk, part-time elections clerk


Posted Monday, August 5, 2019

Huron Charter Township is currently looking to fill two open positions at Township Hall.

One is a part-time Election Clerk and the other is a full-time Treasury Clerk.

The link to the full job descriptions is at http://www.hurontownship-mi.gov/EmploymentInformation.aspx and hard copies are also available at the Clerk’s office.

Source: Huron Charter Township


Huron Valley Ambulance opens permanent station in New Boston

A Huron Valley Ambulance unit is parked in the newly renovated station on July 17. (Photos courtesy of Huron Valley Ambulance)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Huron Township has contracted its ambulance services with Huron Valley Ambulance since 2015.

On July 17, the company opened a permanent ambulance station in downtown New Boston.

The newly renovated station will house paramedics during their shifts and will allow for increased support in the community.

“The opening of the New Boston station will greatly benefit our township residents. The addition of this location will greatly assist our public safety team to deliver timely service to those in need,” said David Glaab, township supervisor.

The new station, which was recently used for DPW storage, underwent extensive interior and exterior renovations.

Huron Township Supervisor David Glaab and Huron Valley Ambulance COO Dirk Borton cut the ribbon on the new Huron Township ambulance station.

“The renovations upgraded a downtown building, providing living quarters for paramedics and improving the overall aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood,” said HVA Regional Vice President Andy Savage.

“We are excited to renew, our commitment to the residents of Huron Township with this new ambulance station.”

Based in Ann Arbor, Huron Valley Ambulance is a nationally accredited, nonprofit community ambulance service coveringWashtenaw, Wayne, and Oakland counties. Huron Valley Ambulance is a member of Emergent Health Partners.


Several hundred in Huron remain without power Tuesday morning; bill credit possible for some customers

A DTE Energy lineman works on a power line after hundreds of thousands of customers across Michigan lost power due to severe storms that hit the region over the weekend (Photo: DTE)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Several hundred Huron Township DTE Energy customers remain without power Tuesday morning after a mass outage swept across the state following severe weekend storms.

The DTE outage map shows which areas of Huron are still waiting to get back online.

Here is a screen shot of the DTE outage map as of 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2019.

DTE said in a statement Monday evening that they expect 90% of all customers impacted by the recent outages to be back up and running by Tuesday evening.

The remainder of those still without power should have power restored by the end of the day Wednesday, DTE said.

The outage impacted over 600,000 DTE customers in Michigan.

The outage event is considered “catastrophic” under Michigan Public Service Commission guidelines, meaning at least 10% of customers were affected.

Under catastrophic conditions, customers are eligible to receive a credit after 120 hours, or 5 days.

DTE customers who lost power will be eligible for a $25 credit to their electricity bill if they were in the dark for more than five days, according to company policy.

According to the company, more than 900 out of state line workers have joined forces with over 1,100 Michigan DTE workers to help restore power to customers.


 

Local businesses can advertise on The Huron Hub for free


Published July 15, 2019 — 1 p.m. EST 

Are you a local business owner that wants to reach more customers?

The Huron Hub supports local businesses and wants to help.

Businesses in Huron Township have the chance to grow their customer base by advertising on The Huron Hub – for free!

Right now, we are offering free advertising for any local business. That’s thousands of potential customers you could reach on a daily and weekly basis.

In 2018, for example, over 100,000 unique visitors accessed The Huron Hub.

Imagine all of the people who can see your add.

Check out a list of advertisers who are already taking advantage of free advertising on The Huron Hub.

The only requirement is the business must be located in Huron Township.

The only legwork the business owner or representative has to do is send us an image or digital business card that we can place on The Huron Hub website.

Send your images or digital business cards to ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com. You can also email that address with questions or concerns.

As always, The Huron Hub also offers the publication of business profiles, for free, on our website and social media. To learn how to submit your business profile for publication, visit this link.


 

Huron residents allowed two landfill passes per year for Woodland Meadows Landfill


Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, July 12, 2019

Here is a letter from the township clerk with information on Huron resident use of the Woodland Meadows Landfill:

Greetings Huron Township Residents,

Below is an updated communication from Waste Management regarding items that are acceptable at their Woodlands Meadows Landfill. Please use this information to help you handle your waste removal needs in the future. If you have any questions, please contact the Woodlands Meadows Landfill directly at the below contact information.

Landfill Vouchers are issued to Huron Township residents (2 per year) free of charge. They will be issued upon request, and expire 90 days after issue date. Proof of residency is required. You may obtain your vouchers at the Clerk’s Office located in the Township Hall, Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm.

WOODLAND MEADOWS LANDFILL:
5900 Hannan Road, Van Buren Township
Van Born Road between Haggerty Road and Hannan Road Phone: 734-326-0993
Landfill Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 7:00 am – 10:30 am.

Voucher allows up to four (4) cubic yards of acceptable material, any additional material will be charged at the gate rate.

• Materials Accepted: Household construction materials (drywall panels, concrete, and shingles) wood (plywood, paneling, etc.) fencing, stoves, landscaping materials, (railroad ties) household waste and junk.

• Materials Not Accepted: White items (air conditioners & refrigerators), large car parts (fenders, engines, and doors), liquids (paints or motor oil), chemicals (yard spray or fluids), empty uncrushed drums, compost, batteries, branches, grass clippings or leaves.

• Recyclables: Should be recycled at curb side, do not take to Woodland Meadows.

• Tree limbs, tree stumps, etc. will not be accepted at this land-fill.

Thank you, and have a great summer!

Source: Jeremy R. Cady, Township Clerk