The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Continues
The Wyandotte Municipal Services’ department heads took their turn at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by getting doused by ice water dumped from a front loader. They had been challenged by WMS General Manager, Rod Lesko who had previously taken the challenge along with his wife and their 9 children in honor of family members who had ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge was started nationally as an effort to raise awareness of ALS and to raise funds for the ALS Association. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease in reference to the baseball great who suffered from it. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS Association is a non-profit organization fighting this cruel disease on every front.
Wyandotte Cable’s public, education, and government (PEG) cable channels provide our community with a variety of informative programs and meetings showcasing issues, people, and events in the City of Wyandotte. PEG channels carry a wide variety of programming which is not served by traditional television. These programs are specifically relevant to the City of Wyandotte and are created for and by Wyandotte Residents. Here at Wyandotte Cable we offer the citizens and non-profit organizations the opportunity to create their own television programs.
Those interested in a video production workshop, please call 734.324.7138.
Community Sponsorship Application
Pink Hard Hats for Cancer – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of the survivor’s and those who have left us, the electric department is wearing pink hard hats as their way of showing support and celebration.
Rotary – WMS has supported the rotary club for many years. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that receives contributions totaling more than US $100 million annually and spends more than $105 million each year in support of humanitarian and educational programs that are implemented by Rotary Club and District Rotarians.
School Electric Safety Program
WMS electric safety programs are available to service area elementary schools. WMS has been providing educational services for elementary schools in our service area since 1996.The safety programs are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The presentations are appropriate for small groups, approximately 35 students at a time. Each program takes about an hour.
Once our WMS representatives have set up equipment for a presentation at a school, they are happy to accommodate as many classes as possible during that school day. The program is offered for grades K—5 and is tailored for age appropriateness. The program is offered FREE of CHARGE.
The Hazard Hamlet
The Hazard Hamlet is a professional diorama of an energized high line electricity model to demonstrate potential electric hazards in our daily environment. Each student will also receive Energy activity booklets.
If you are interested in scheduling safety presentations at your school, or need alternative days or times, please contact Valerie Hall at 734.324.7126.
Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo - Team and Apprentice Events Organizers want to promote work safe practices that help improve the safe performance of line work by offering all attendees the opportunity to come compete and learn safety issues and hot topics evolving in the industry.
Hurt man Rescue
Apprentice Written Test
Hurt man Rescue
(2) Mystery Events
CPR w/ AED
Earth Day Celebration
Wyandotte Municipal Services annually holds an Earth Day Celebration on April 22.
Participants can enjoy freebies like light-emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs, recycling coupons worth $15 and free home energy audits. The items are given out on the first floor of the City Hall, 3200 Biddle Avenue.
Coupons are redeemed when residents bring an old dehumidifier or window air conditioner to the Wyandotte Department of Public Services, 4201 13th Street.
Different events take place annually; in 2014, we gave out Free LED light bulbs ($8.00 value); in 2013, WMS brought in a mobile energy lab and conservation unit that was open for public viewing and education. The lab had many hands-on displays showcasing energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Mobile Energy and Conservation Lab
WMS brought in the mobile energy lab and conservation unit that was open for public viewing and education during Earth Day in April and again in July during the Wyandotte Street Art Fair. The lab had many hands-on displays showcasing energy efficiency and renewable energy. Visit the Great Lakes Energy website
for more information.
Winner 2012 APPA DEED Energy Innovator Award
The Energy Innovator Award recognizes utility programs that have demonstrated advances in the development or application of creative, energy-efficient techniques or technologies, provide better service to electric customers or projects that increase the efficiency of utility operations or resource efficiency. This award is presented during APPA's annual National Conference.
Fred DeLisle, WMS Commissioner, and Melanie McCoy, WMS General Manager, accept the National Energy Innovator Award presented to Wyandotte Municipal Services by APPA President and CEO, Mark Crisson, at the APPA National Conference.
Water Quality Initiative
For the Kids