On Wednesday, June 8th 2011 a steel artifact recovered from the World Trade Center Site after 9/11 was received by the Wixom Association of Professional Firefighters.
The steel artifact will be enshrined as a memorial at Wixom Fire Station #1. Please help ensure that future generations remember the ultimate sacrifice made by the 343 firefighters and all First Responders on September 11, 2001.
Donations can be made:
·In person at Wixom Fire Station #1 at 1345 N. Wixom Road
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 a brief memorial was performed for fallen soldiers and those missing in action who have recently been returned home. Wixom Firefighters and Mayor Kevin W. Hinkley, whose son serves in the Air Force, were
among nearly 30 people that gathered at the Wixom VFW Hall.
Two Michigan soldiers were honored Wednesday: Spc. Joseph A. VanDreumel of Grand Rapids, who died Aug. 14 during a vehicle recovery operation; and Navy SEAL Heath M. Robinson of Detroit, who was killed in the Aug. 6 crash.
The Wixom Association of Professional Firefighters hosted our 31st annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11th at the WixomCommunity Center. Breakfast with Santa is held every year for Wixom residents. Below is most of the team that made the event another huge success!
Believe it or not, Breakfast with Santa starts typically in September every year for us. However, the week leading up to the event is when everyone pitches in. The wives and children of the Firefighters help wrap the presents each year.Many Firefighters take the Friday off before Breakfast with Santa from their day jobs to get everything setup.
The generous business community in Wixom makes this event possible each year with their support. The Wixom Association of Professional Firefighters is very appreciative of the donations by local businesses and use the event to reach outside the community. Each year, we ask families to donate non-perishable food items that will be donated to Hospitality House. The year we raised almost 1000 pounds of food!
This year, all leftover toys were donated to Children’s Hospital in Detroit.