Birmingham Engineering Department 151 Martin St, Birmingham, MI48009 The Birmingham Engineering Department is responsible for construction projects around town, including streets,…More sidewalks, sewers and parking structures. The Department also manages the city's water system, maintains water quality of the Rouge River and Quarton Lake, maintains city maps, reports street light outages, works with the parking garages and issues various permits pertaining to city infrastructure.
Providing support to the Birmingham Fire Department's main station on Adams Street, the Chesterfield Street Station…More is open 24 hours a day, with two firefighters always ready to respond to emergencies on the west side of town. Located off of Maple Road between Southfield and Cranbrook, the station has been a Birmingham landmark since 1955.
Currently, the station houses an engine truck, as well as the department's hazardous materials truck.
Managed by Fire Chief Mike Metz, the Birmingham Fire Department employees 32 people, with 29 fulltime firefighters in addition to administrative staff, a fire chief and two assistant chiefs. The department also maintains 12 vehicles, including several fire engines, ladder trucks and ambulances. The department provides advanced life support, and will be the first to respond in the case of medical emergencies and car accidents.
Facing South Adams Street with an entrance on Bowers Street, the current Adams Street Fire Station has been serving…More the Birmingham community for more than 10 years. With both a fire engine and ladder truck, the station also mans the only ambulance in Birmingham. Under Fire Chief Mike Metz, the station provides advanced life support and is the home of the department's administrative offices.
The station is also responsible for hazardous materials spills, testing fire hyrdants, conducting building inspections and responding to car accidents and citizens in need of help. The station offers CPR classes and hosts tours and open houses for the public.
The Birmingham Fire Department currently employees 32 people, with 29 full-time firefighters in addition to its administrative staff, a fire chief and two assistant chiefs. The department also maintains 12 vehicles, including several fire engines, ladder trucks, ambulances, staff vehicles and a hazardous-materials truck.
One of two high schools in the Birmingham Public School District, Seaholm High School is located off West Lincoln…More Road, and educates roughly half of Birmingham's 2,600 high school students. Seaholm is consistently considered one of the most highly-regarded schools in the state, with more than 80 percent of its faculty holding advanced degrees, and its students scoring well above state and national averages on the ACT and SAT. Typically, 97 percent of students attend college after graduation.
Students follow a trimester schedule at Seaholm, taking 15 clases a year. In addition to taking classes in core academic subjects, students have the option of studying Spanish, French or Chinese, or enrolling in one of 19 AP classes. The school also houses an award-winning Engineering Technology Department, with classes in CAD, Architectural Design and Engineering and Robotics.
Students with varying interests may explore career options through the Oakland Schools Techinical Campus (OTEC), or personalize their education through interdiscplinary courses. Non-native students also have the option of taking English as a Second Language.
From students publications like The Highlander, to the Youth Action Board, to the unified hockey and ski teams, there are a wide variety of options for Seaholm students looking to get involved. Known as the Seaholm Maples, Seaholm students have brought home state championships in Girls Unified Lacross and Girls Golf, and county championships in Boys Swimming and Diving.
Seaholm High School is equpped with a new media center, a 3-court gymnasium, an 8-lane stretch pool, a 900-seat auditorium, a 116-seat theater for lectures and performances, a school store, food labs, language labs and art studios.
The school also serves as home for Birmingham Community Education classes, Oakland University, the Japanese School of Detroit and the Oakland ISD Autistic Impaired Program, among others.