Brighton Area Fire honored all 9/11 first responders during a special Tribute Ceremony Tuesday night.
Brighton Area Fire Authority
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Brighton Area Fire Station 31 hosted its 9/11 Tribute Ceremony to honor fallen heroes Tuesday night.
Brighton Area Fire Chief Mike O'Brian began the community's 9/11 Tribute Ceremony Tuesday night with a moment of silence for Livingston County resident and West Bloomfield Officer Patrick O'Rourke who was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday. This is the second year the Brighton Area Fire Authority has hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony since the new addition of the World Trade Center steel memorial. This year's gathering was on a much smaller scale, with about 100 attendees. "It's not necessarily about a big pomp and circumstance," O'Brian said. "There were countless cars that have stopped by today and I think that's really what this monument is about - trying to give people a place to remember and tell the story that steel has to …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The first 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday morning in downtown Brighton.
More than 200 people laced up their running shoes to participate in the first Brighton Area Fire 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk event in downtown Brighton on Saturday morning. In addition to running shoes, many of the participants also wore turnout gear, helmets and tanks on their backs – adding 55 to 60 extra pounds, according to Brighton Area Fire Chief Mike O’Brian. O’Brian was the third firefighter to finish the race in gear. He said it was his first time running a 5K in his turnout gear. “It added about six or seven minutes to my regular time,” he said. “I look at it as all being mental. I keep the thought of stopping out of my head. And it’s awkward because the tank rocks when you run. But everybody out cheering really helped.” O’Brian …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Brighton and Hartland are exploring the possibilities of a shared human resources position.
For the past few weeks, the Brighton Area Fire Authority has loaned a human resources employee to the Hartland Fire Department to help complete certain HR related projects, according to Brighton Fire Chief Mike O'Brian. Hartland is paying all expenses, including the employee's wages for the number of hours worked with their department. The shared position will not extend past 90 days. O'Brian said human resources positions within fire departments were not common and he believed Brighton to be one of two departments with human resources staff in the state. Hartland fire chief Adam Carroll described the temporary position as a “trial run” and a way for both departments to decide if the arrangement was working. Currently two of the projects …