Hills enacts new fireworks rules

The State of Michigan recently passed legislation that makes consumer fireworks legal. This law, known as the Fireworks Safety Act, allows devices like bottle rockets, Roman candles and firecrackers to be sold and used in the state. The Fireworks Safety Act also allows local municipalities to regulate the use of fireworks within their borders. Rochester Hills City Council recently passed an ordinance that limits the use of consumer fireworks. Residents may only use consumer fireworks the day … [Read more...]

Hills man rescued from Clinton River

A driver was rescued from the chilly Clinton River early Thursday morning after a car skidded off the road. Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell said that shortly after midnight, his department and Oakland County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report that  a car had skidded into the river with a Rochester Hills man inside. Fire crews using specialist suits to protect them from the frigid water entered the river and were able to safely rescue the man through the back window and … [Read more...]

Fire in Rochester Hills September 8th – Video Footage

On Wednesday September 8, 2010 at 1:25 a.m. Rochester Hills Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 1000 Block of Grandview.  The first arriving units reported a single family dwelling with fire burning through the roof.  Upon investigation, it was found that all occupants had exited the house without injuries.  Crews from three Rochester Hills Fire Stations were on the scene into the morning completely extinguishing the blaze.  It does not appear that the high winds … [Read more...]