Birmingham Schools Offers Training for Violent Intruder Situations
Birmingham Public Schools is working with local law enforcement and the ALICE Training Institute to provide training for violent intruder situations. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) is a program designed to help individuals or groups make informed choices when faced with a violent intruder. Learn more at ALICE. Please join the district and Birmingham Police Department’s Commander Scott Grewe on Wednesday, February 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Covington School media center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fire Department Adds Advance Life Support
The Birmingham Fire Department is always looking for ways to implement the latest technology and procedures to keep the public safe. Most recently, they have added to their Advance Life Support capabilities with an upgrade to Engine 2. In the event the city’s ambulance is on another run or otherwise engaged, Engine 2 now also has life-saving medical equipment, similar to an ALS ambulance. This equipment includes a LifePak 15 monitor/defibrillator, ALS cardiac drugs, oxygen and much more. The Department’s next goal is to have staffing for a second ambulance to be stationed at Birmingham Fire Station No. 2 at all times. For more information on the programs and services of the Birmingham Fire Department, please visit bhamgov.org/fire.
Put Your Name on Birmingham’s Hometown Parade
The Celebrate Birmingham Hometown Parade and After Party needs you! Whether you own a business, are part of a civic group or are an individual, the 2019 parade is offering an opportunity to showcase your community presence while being an integral part of one of the city’s signature events.
“Our sponsorship packages range from the extensive to the affordable,” said Birmingham City Clerk Cherilynn Mynsberge. “We invite the community to consider being part of this family friendly event in downtown Birmingham by being a sponsor.”
The 2019 parade will recognize volunteers, a critical element in the operation of the city, the state and nation. “This is our way of saying thank you to those who volunteer their time, talent and energy for the betterment of all,” Mynsberge said.
Support Groves Charity Week
In 2008, West Maple kindergartner six-year-old Matthew Bittker lost his battle with Neuroblastoma. The Matthew Bittker Foundation was founded by his family to raise money for pediatric cancer research, supporting pioneering clinical trials and research. Matthew’s twin sister will graduate from Groves High School this June and the school has dedicated this year’s charity week to raising $60,000 for the Matthew Bittker Foundation. A week of charity events and activities at school has brought them close to the goal, but they still need help. You can donate on the foundation’s website.
How to Protect Your Life Savings
Join Collin Dickey, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney from the Rutkowski Law Firm, for a presentation on asset protection on Wednesday, February 20 at noon at Birmingham Next. Given the current global and economic situation, many people are concerned about losing their savings. Learn the most common mistakes families make and how to avoid them and protect your assets. Planning for illness, disability or death can help protect your spouse and other family members. The discussion will include how to qualify for Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits The program is free for members and $5 for non-members. Register at Birmingham Next or call 248.203.5270.