Thursday, February 25, 2021

2 new firefighters join Westland force

Westland welcomed two new firefighters to the department last month. Scott Petrievich is from Clinton Township and attended Oakland Community College where he earned state firefighter I and II certifications. He is currently pursuing certification as a licensed paramedic. Prior to joining the Westland department, Petrievich Scott worked for a private ambulance company operating out of the Detroit area. 

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Westland Fire Department and look forward to serving here,” he said. 

Mike Baughman started his career in the fire service in 2008 with Farmington Hills Fire Department as a paid on call firefighter. Through Farmington Hills Fire, he obtained his fire I & II training, Hazmat awareness, Hazmat operations, and EMT-B license. He served with the department for seven years before taking leave to open his own business. He and his wife own a dog training business and provide private training lessons. About a year and a half ago, Baughman joined the Green Oak Township Fire Department as a paid on call member. In 2020 he was hired onto the Inkster Fire Department as a career member. 

“I am excited and proud to begin a career with the Westland Fire Department and to serve the citizens of Westland,” Baughman said.